The Daily Eastern News

Editorial: Hey ‘overnor, Your hypocrisy is showing

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2016

Not a day goes by as the effects of the budget stalemate rear its ugly head around Eastern. Departments have had to adjust to new personnel after saying good-bye to long-time staff members — 261 layoff notices were handed out, as well as 155 people receiving furlough notices. The community rallied...

Editorial: Gain a better understanding of issues

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2016

One of the biggest issues that faces many people in life is ignoring other people. It’s not ignoring people you don’t like, but it’s ignoring problems and issues that plague the world as well. Many people tend to think they are the most important person in the world, and this is an issue facing...

Editorial: Express yourself in any way you want

Staff Editorial

March 30, 2016

Some people seem to think they are not good enough or they cannot measure up to their friends or their families. They hold all of their emotions inside and just bottle it all up, and they just need some sort of outlet to let it all out. People should not be afraid to express themselves, no matter...

Editorial: Chicago rallies can make a difference

Staff Editorial

March 29, 2016

Members of Eastern’s faculty union are set to travel to Chicago on Friday to join in the rallies further demanding higher education funding from the state. The seven chapters of the University Professionals of Illinois are coming together to create a unified voice in the face of the 10-month budget...

Editorial: UPI vote brings new adjustments

Staff Editorial

March 28, 2016

After much discussion, Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois voted to accept a pay deferral plan that would have them defer a percentage of their salary on a graduated system. President David Glassman agreed to accept this proposal later that day, saying while he did have...

Editorial: Death spiral hits Illinois universities

Staff Editorial

March 25, 2016

On Tuesday, Christopher Higgins, a visiting professor from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, described the state of higher education in the nation as a “death spiral.” This “death spiral” is because of rising tuition, a decrease in funding from states and other financial pressures. And...

Editorial: Pay attention to the political process

Staff Editorial

March 24, 2016

Whether or not you voted in the March 15 primaries, there is still plenty of political movement to pay attention to on local, state and national levels. This year, as the primary elections took place during Eastern’s spring break, many students and others who were registered here ended up voting...

Editorial: Vote in the Student Senate elections

Staff Editorial

March 23, 2016

It is that time of the year again, election time. Students should pay attention not just to presidential election, but also to the student government  election at Eastern. Students will be able to vote Wednesday and Thursday via email for who will represent their interests in student matters on campus. This...

Editorial: Government must find a compromise

Staff Editorial

March 22, 2016

The budget impasse in Illinois continues as the state will enter its 10th month without a budget on April 1. Action was taken on Thursday as the Democrats in the Senate voted to approve Senate Bill 2059, which would authorizing spending $3.8 billion on higher education and social programs. In Monday’s...

Editorial: Break is over, time to go back to class

Staff Editorial

March 21, 2016

Spring break--the week that gives students some much needed time off after a long nine weeks of classes. It can be a time of relaxation without a care in the world where you can travel to a new place to spend time with friends or just chill at home. It could also be a time to get some homework...

Editorial: Rauner continues political blame game

Staff Editorial

March 11, 2016

*This editorial originally was printed in the Wednesday March 9 edition of The Daily Eastern News  Let’s all take a step back for a minute to process the fact that Gov. Bruce Rauner said the word “Eastern.” It was almost jarring, as we have all gotten used to his silence in the face of ...

Editorial: Red flags bring community together

Staff Editorial

March 11, 2016

On Wednesday, faculty, staff, students and community members once again came together, this time to honor each of the 261 people laid off because of the ongoing budget crisis. They planted red flags in front of the Doudna steps and the Courthouse, and spoke out about how badly and urgently these layoffs...

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