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Faculty Senate writes resolution in response to concerns about new college

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

May 4, 2018


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The Faculty Senate wrote a resolution recommending an internal search for an interim dean of the upcoming College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at its last meeting of the year. This interim position would be before the search for a permanent dean commences in two years. The resolution will be vot...

Student Spotlight: Alisa Hill overcomes challenges, gets to graduate school and internship

Student Spotlight: Alisa Hill overcomes challenges, gets to graduate school and internship

Kareemah Martin, Contributing Writer

April 29, 2018


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Alisa Hill, a senior political science major, has overcome several challenges in her journey into Northern Illinois University’s master’s in public administration program. Hill was accepted into Eastern through the Gateway program; she was out of it by her second semester with a GPA of 3.2. Whi...

Booth Library offering finals activities, refreshments, emotional support dogs

Paige Gemein  , Contributing Writer

April 29, 2018


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The Booth Library is bringing back activities during finals week to help students who need a break from studying.  These activities will be available throughout the library and are set to include mad-libs, coloring pages, bookmarks, Sudoku and jigsaw puzzles.  Certified therapy dogs will be available o...

Board of Trustees approve tuition increase, athletic budget for next year

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 29, 2018


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The Board of Trustees approved a tuition increase of 1.4 percent, or an extra $4 per credit hour, for incoming undergraduate students. Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, said older students who have not finished college in four years will also see a tuition increase. “We ...

School of Business RSO games set for Friday

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 26, 2018


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Eight different registered student organizations from the Lumpkin School of Business will participate in a series of games held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at Sister City Park. The idea to have all the business RSOs collaborate and participate in the games came from Angel Valencia, a senior accounting...

Over 300 Eastern students to volunteer at Special Olympics

Makayla Digan, Contributing Writer

April 26, 2018


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 Over 300 Eastern students are set to volunteer at this year’s Special Olympics, scheduled to begin 7 a.m. Friday at O’Brien Stadium.  Eastern has been hosting the Area 9 Special Olympics for 36 years now, though it was canceled last year because of rain. “It is always a very special day,” ...

BOT to vote on tuition increase, FY18 athletic budget

Staff Report

April 26, 2018


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The Board of Trustees is set to vote on a tuition increase and the FY18 athletic budget at its meeting 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Per state law, tuition for current undergraduate Illinois resident students remains the same for four continuous...

CAA discusses new proposal format at final meeting

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

April 26, 2018


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  The Council on Academic Affairs met for the last time of the semester on Thursday, where it discussed a new proposal format and elected positions for next year. Nathan Atkinson, a web developer in the Center for Academic Technology and Support, showed a program he has been working on for...

Local boy fighting cancer named honorary UPD  officer

Local boy fighting cancer named honorary UPD  officer

Analicia Haynes

April 26, 2018


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Following a line of police cars with their red and blue lights flashing, 7-year-old Tristan Farris sat in the backseat of his parent’s car Thursday night before parking in the University Police Department parking lot. Jumping out of the car wearing Aviator sunglasses and his own police officer uniform...

2 bikes stolen, then returned, to local shop

Staff Report

April 26, 2018


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Two bikes were stolen at about 7:30 a.m. Monday from Bike and Hike on 959 18th Street and returned later that day. The Charleston Police Department responded to Bike and Hike Monday morning in reference to a broken window. Further investigation determined two bicycles were stolen from inside the store, accor...

Student Spotlight: Madeleine Gillman presents honors thesis at two different conferences

Student Spotlight: Madeleine Gillman presents honors thesis at two different conferences

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

April 25, 2018


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Madeleine Gillman, a senior English major with minors in women’s, gender and sexuality studies and sociology, presented her honors thesis “Everything Stays the Same: Women’s Autonomy in America” at this year’s Sigma Tau Delta Conference, held in March, and at the National Conference on U...

Grants given out to undergraduate students for research

Vince Lovergine, Staff Reporter

April 25, 2018


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The Pine Honors College has awarded its 2018 Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity Grants for the spring semester. Richard England, the dean of the Honors College, said the scholarship is used to support research of projects in every discipline. Students do not have to be a pa...

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