The Daily Eastern News

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

Jemmie Robertson, professor of trombone euphonium and Faculty Senate chair, listens to Jeff Stowell, psychology professor and vice chair of the Faculty Senate, Tuesday in Booth Library. Stowell will continue making rounds to different committees to get feedback on the shared governance.

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...

Presidential subcommittee discusses new report template

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 16, 2016

The President’s Liaison Subcommittee of the vitalization project opened discussion for the pending issue on analyzing administration personnel data and a new report template for Workgroups at the meeting Thursday. The administration personnel data separates the amount of current Eastern personnel...

Admistrators share hobbies, histories

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 28, 2014

Bill Perry Although Bill Perry is entering his last year as president of Eastern, he will still have plenty of hobbies to keep him busy. “My interests and hobbies are mathematics, history, languages, hiking and working out,” Perry said. He said he even enjoys weight-resistance training. President Per...

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