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Faculty Senate to hear report

Staff Report

November 11, 2019

The Faculty Senate will hear a guest report from Austin Cheney, the dean of Lumpkin College of Business at its 2 p.m. meeting in room 4440 of Booth Library on Tuesday. The senate will hear reports from the executive committee, elections and nominations committee, student and staff senate relations ...

CAA to vote on revision to minor

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

October 30, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote Thursday on revising the environmental sustainability and environmental studies minor to both be replaced with a new minor: environmental impact and sustainability. The environmental sustainability and environmental studies minors have needed “major revisions for seve...

Student Senate to hear committee reports

Staff Report

October 8, 2019

Student Senate will meet in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday at 7 p.m. The appointment of Justin Richards as Parliamentarian is included in the consent agenda for the meeting. The senate will hear reports from: • Ceci Brinker (Advisor Report) • Sophia Sar...

3 guest speakers visit Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 18, 2019

Testing accommodations for students at Eastern was a hot topic once again at Eastern’s Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday in Booth Library. The topic was brought up for a second meeting in a row; this meeting, however, the topic was discussed for a longer period of time, and the idea of an ad hoc com...

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 28, 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...

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