The Daily Eastern News

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...

Editorial: It is time for a much needed break

Staff Editorial

March 10, 2016

Does anyone else feel like the semester started years ago? Do you feel the days are just dragging on right now and count down the hours to when you can go back to bed the moment you wake up? Everyone is probably at the point of the semester and are just ready for a break. Lucky for all us that...

Editorial: Go out, exercise your right to vote

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2016

*This editorial originally was printed in the Tuesday March 8 edition of The Daily Eastern News Have you been keeping up with past editorials, columns and letters encouraging you to vote? If you haven’t, are you at least aware of what is occurring Tuesday, March 15? Regardless of the news...

Editorial: Appreciate women in history and politics

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2016

*This editorial originally was printed in the Monday March 7 edition of The Daily Eastern News With the month of March in full swing, it is time once again to celebrate Women’s History and Awareness Month. This month provides people of all genders in the Eastern community with the opportunity to learn...

Editorial: Ignore rumors, be aware of the news

Staff Editorial

March 3, 2016

President David Glassman’s forum explaining to students what the budget impasse is about was beneficial for the campus. While many of the points he brought up were similar to ones talked about in his emails to the university, many students appreciated being able to see Glassman and get their questions...

Editorial: Cleaning up after ourselves is easy

Staff Editorial

March 3, 2016

When students, faculty and staff return after spring break, the newest round of layoffs will have taken place and the effects may be substantial. In an article titled “BSWs undergo trial system to cope with layoffs” in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News, Mark Hudson, the director of housi...

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