The Daily Eastern News

Letter: Illinois denied resources to help improve lives in state

Charles Delman, Professor of Mathematics

March 11, 2016

*This letter originally was printed in the Wednesday March 9 edition of The Daily Eastern News  To the editor, Illinois is not broke. The people of Illinois have simply been denied the resources to improve their lives. Whereas Illinois is the 13th wealthiest state in the U.S., it is 47th ...

Letter: Vote Hillary Clinton in the primary

Jonathan M. Williams, Political Science Graduate Student

March 9, 2016

*This letter originally was printed in the Tuesday March 8 edition of The Daily Eastern News Dear editor and fellow students, On Tuesday, March 15, the Democratic voters of Illinois have the opportunity to nominate a uniquely experienced individual for the presidency. This candidate has been on ...

Letter: Contact your legislators

Bailey Young, Professor of History

March 9, 2016

*This letter originally was printed in the Monday March 7 edition of The Daily Eastern News Students! Many of you turned out last Sunday, with others from the EIU family, to “show your love” for our university. In the wake of Wednesday’s vote in the legislature which failed by two votes to...

Letter: Testing Center is essential

Karla Sanders, Executive Director for Center of Academic Support and Assessment

February 18, 2016

I would like to provide some clarification about the closing of the Testing Center in the Office of Testing and Evaluation. The Test Center has been fully functional for two years. It was created because we saw a need to help serve students with testing accommodations and their faculty by proctoring...

Letter: Illinois has a flawed state constitution

Leonidas Miller, Mattoon resident

February 17, 2016

*This letter originally was printed in the Tuesday Feb. 16 edition of The Daily Eastern News Dear editor, From time to time people call for term limits. What is usually meant is to have officeholders limited to a stated number of terms in office. Our first president, President George Washingt...

Letter: Lives are being held for ransom

Ian Phillips, Charleston Resident

February 8, 2016

My name is Ian Phillips and I am from Charleston. I moved back here last year, but I want to thank the student body for being here. You are this community, my town is your town! The budget situation at EIU is one shared by many organizations and agencies that offer assistance to people without any...

Letter: Learn more about PETA

Katie Arth, Media Assistant Manager for PETA

February 8, 2016

Dear Editor, PETA not only paid the water bills of 10 Detroit families who couldn’t afford to do so but also supplied free healthy vegan food, including fresh greens and fruit, to residents in the food deserts of Detroit and set up a tip line to help them make animal-friendly, affordable food choices...

Letter: A budget is needed now

Fern Kory, Professor of English

January 25, 2016

Many hard-working EIU students rely on the Monetary Award Program (MAP) to help them pay for college. But this grant is currently unfunded. Why? Because the Governor refuses to do his job and pass a state budget. This lack of action affects all Illinois students because it threatens public higher education. At...

Letter: How to avoid Student Senate vacancies

Jonathan M. Williams, Political science graduate student

January 24, 2016

Dear Editor, When I read Friday’s page one article on Student Senate vacancies, it felt like déjà vu all over again. Once again, the senate is desperately trying to fill half of its seats in order to meet quorum. As a former student senator, I would like to offer an explanation as to why these...

Letter: Save WEIU-TV

Orion Buckingham, EIU Class of 2010

January 6, 2016

Dear President Glassman and WEIU GM Mr. Jack Neal, The recent news that WEIU was considering selling its spectrum in the upcoming FCC auction has left me very disappointed in both a program, and university that I was very proud to be a part of. While I was never a part of the Emmy-winning News-Watch...

Letter: Everybody deserves respect

Jonathan Blitz, Professor of Chemistry

December 8, 2015

The DEN accurately reported a troubling exchange that occurred this past week at the most recent Faculty Senate meeting. At this meeting an upper level administrator, in response to a question about the diversity of a committee that had been formed, joked that he might count himself as a diverse member...

Letter: Reform is needed for Illinois

Reggie Phillips, State Rep. 110th District

December 3, 2015

Dear Editor, I want to thank Dane Ecton for taking time to voice his opinion and his concerns. We need more people to be engaged in the political process and I certainly applaud Mr. Ecton’s efforts to get involved. But I must set the record straight. I remain a strong proponent of Eastern Illinois...

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