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Final VPSA candidate speaks with students

Sean Blackburn speaks to students during an open session livestream as the final candidate for the Vice President of Student Affairs search Monday afternoon.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 27, 2020

The final candidate for the Vice President of Student Affairs position, Sean Blackburn, answered student questions during an open session Monday afternoon.  Blackburn is not currently working at any university, according to his vita, but last worked for the University of Wyoming as the Vice President of Student Affairs until September 2019.  The university’s spoke...

Live video sessions begin Thursday in search for new vice president

Anne Flaherty, a candidate for Eastern's Vice President of student affairs position, answers a question during her live-video session with students Thursday. Flaherty is one of four candidates being considered for the position.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2020

The first open-meeting video session of Eastern’s search for a new Vice President of student affairs was held Thursday afternoon. Candidate Anne Flaherty was the first of four finalists to answer questions for students and faculty via video.   The video interviews, accessible to Eastern students and ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA should be compliant with OMA

Editorial Staff

February 13, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs, at the behest of University Counsel Laura McLaughlin, is considering an amendment to its bylaws which would no longer subject the CAA to the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and instead would encourage the CAA to function “within the spirit” of the OMA. We at ...

CAA tables bylaw vote until January

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs tabled a bylaw change regarding the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, pending review from Eastern’s counsel after The Daily Eastern News submitted an objection. Laura McLaughlin, general counsel for the university, said in an email that she advised CAA to ta...

Faculty Senate to hear report

Staff Report

November 12, 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...

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