SIU has weighed in on the Grant Papers removal with a resounding "no comment."
This story, however, puts the Simon controversy in a larger context, a year in which "a couple of administrators have left under bizarre or suspicious circumstances." It reports also that one administrator was busted for false military service claims. The funniest SIU scandal of 2008 had to have been when the college's new plagiarism policy was discovered to have been plagiarized.
Current administrators have assured the reporter it's all no big deal.
(Hey, good college press, though.)