The Daily Eastern News

CAA approves changes to 2 minors

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs updated prerequisites and courses for the communication studies minor and the Africana studies minor on Thursday. The proposals brought before the CAA are faculty-driven, with the first proposal of the meeting being presented by Matthew Gill, a communication studies...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate Africana studies major, retains career and technical education

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 30, 2017

The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana studies major to retain career and technical education and said they would continue to monitor the philosophy major at its meeting Friday. Students currently majoring in Africana studies will be able to continue in the program until they graduate....

Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 28, 2017

  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted to be deleted was adult and community education, though that had already been put on hiatus. While t...

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 7, 2017

The Faculty Senate finalized language for a referendum on faculty confidence in the vitalization project process at its meeting Tuesday. The original referendum asked faculty to answer the question, “I have high confidence in the process employed by Vitalization Workgroup no.7 in the program review...

Open Letter: Africana studies, philosophy essential to university mission

February 2, 2017

A preview of this letter appeared in our print edition on Feb. 2nd, 2017. Dear President Glassman: We, the undersigned members of the Women’s Studies program at Eastern, protest in the strongest terms possible any proposal to eliminate major programs in Africana studies and philosophy at Easte...

Faculty Senate creates subcommittee to review recommendations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 1, 2017

The Faculty Senate voted to create a subcommittee to review the recommendations of Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs and suggested eliminating or consolidating several of them, at its meeting Tuesday. The programs being considered for elimination are the bachelor’s programs in philosophy,...

VP recommendations put online now under review

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 11, 2017

Editor’s Note: This story looks at some of the recommendations made in regards to academic programs during the vitalization project. Other Workgroup’s recommendations and how they pertain to and affect the Eastern community will be explored in future stories.   After being posted online, the final rec...

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