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City Council to vote on street closures

Corryn Brock, News Editor

September 16, 2019

The council will vote on six street closures during its meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.  A street closure for the Charleston High School Homecoming Parade was requested for 15th Street south of Harrison Avenue to Smith Drive, proceeding west on Harrison Avenue to Seventh Street, then north on Seventh Street to Monroe Avenue, then west on Monroe Avenue...

CAA to discuss BIO course amends

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on modifying biology course BIO 3888G to include the study abroad course on Tuesday during its 2 p.m. meeting in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council will also vote on seven more executive action items. Along with biology, TEC 4970 or Special Topics...

Faculty Senate to have first meeting of new year

Staff Report

August 19, 2019

The Faculty Senate is scheduled to meet at 2:00 p.m. in room 4440 of Booth Library Tuesday afternoon. No agenda had been posted as of 8:00 p.m. Monday evening and the content of the meeting is unknown. The News Staff can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]

City Council to vote on Illinois Housing Development grant

Staff Report

July 16, 2019

The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items Tuesday, including a resolution that would authorize accepting the Illinois Housing Development Authority APP Grant Award. According to the resolution, the Illinois Housing Development Authority has agreed to issue a grant from the Abandoned...

City Council approves resolution for project to improve Lake Charleston

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2019

The Charleston City Council voted to approve all action items on its agenda, including a resolution to accept a bid award in the amount of $267,785 for a steel sheet pile shore wall for Dam A at Lake Charleston, during its Tuesday meeting. Mayor Brandon Combs said the sheet piling shore wall will...

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will not seek re-election on May 31. Following the end of his term in January of 2021, Righter said he...

Faculty Senate to talk Think Tank project

Staff Report

March 17, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear presentations from three guest speakers and will continue discussion for the Think Tank project at its Tuesday meeting. The meeting will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. English professor Jeannie Ludlow; Paul McCann, the interim vice president of busine...

Administration should be careful spending

Staff Editorial

November 29, 2018

At the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Nov. 16, a budget for FY 19 was approved. Eastern’s recent history surrounding budgets is a troubled one. As many know, lots of different institutions in the state of Illinois suffered from a budget impasse that lasted from 2015 to 2017. This meant that, for the...

Faculty Senate discusses plan following final review committee recommendations

Faculty Senate discusses plan following final review committee recommendations

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

March 20, 2018

The next steps being taken following the Workgroup Review Committee’s final recommendations were discussed at the Faculty Senate’s meeting Tuesday. Provost Jay Gatrell said for the past week, he has been taking shareholders around and gotten feedback on a possible college reorganization plan that...

Stop overshadowing bad news with good news

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 20, 2018

During the first century A.D., Emperor Augustus would provide free grain and entertainment to lower-class citizens to make them forget their hunger and displeasure; switch the grain and entertainment for a bronze panther statue, and you have Eastern today. I am the administration reporter for The Dai...

Raise in housing rates approved by Board of Trustees

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 28, 2018

The Board of Trustees voted in favor of raising the housing rates by 1.5 percent for the upcoming school year at its meeting on Friday. This increase is paired with a 1.5 percent increase in grants-in-aid fees. A regulation passed in 1982 by the former Board of Governors makes it necessary to increase...

Workgroup members analyze possible administration structures

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2016

Workgroup No. 9, academic visioning II, talked about restructuring and even consolidating some administrative positions at their meeting Wednesday. During the meeting, group members reported how several in-state and out-of-state universities structure their academic colleges, departments and schools. Workgroup...

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