The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann, delivers his presentation on the fiscal year 2023 budget at the Friday Board of Trustees meeting in the University Ballroom The $157 million budget was unanimously approved.

BOT approved FY23’s $157 million budget, all action items

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 during their June meeting on Friday. The FY23 budget will have around $1 million less in expenditures than the...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT to vote on FY23 budget Friday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will be voting on approving the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 at their June meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the MLK Union. The FY23...

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Norton and Powell, thank you

Katja Benz, Columnist April 25, 2022

On Friday April 22, Eastern’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously to rename Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall. The hall is named after Eastern’s first black graduate (Zella Powell) and a woman who...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

BOT will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after both EIU’s first Black grad, community leader

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

A vote will be taken on renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall during the Board of Trustees meeting at 1 p.m. Friday. If approved, the name would honor both Zella Powell, Eastern’s first Black...

the news desk

The News Desk Jan. 28, 2022

Luke Taylor and Corryn Brock January 28, 2022

Editor-in-Chief Corryn Brock is back to explain the next steps for the possible renaming of Douglas Hall, as well as our upcoming Black History Month edition. If you're interested in Corryn's articles...

University President David Glassman and BOT Chairperson Joyce Madigan converse following the BOT meeting on Jan. 21.

BOT approves the fiscal year of 2022 budget, athletic director 3-year employment extension

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 21, 2022

Eastern's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve at $165 million budget for the fiscal year 2022 during Friday’s meeting. The FY22  budget includes revenues, expenditures and fund balances,...

Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, speaks during the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. During the meeting, Ade voted against a contract extension for University President David Glassman after speaking to student leaders who said they did not believe Glassman should have a contract extension. The one-year contract was approved and Glassman plans to serve as president until the end of his contract when he intends to retire.

Pritzker appoints Ade to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Payton Ade, student trustee on the Board of Trustees and sophomore interpersonal communication major, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The commission’s...

Joyce Madigan, the chairperson for the Board of Trustees, and David Glassman, Eastern Illinois University President, convene after the Friday Board of Trustees meeting was adjourned. The meeting was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. The board approved of an additoin of one year to Glassman’s contract, all were in favor of the extension except one.

BOT approves 1-year contract for Glassman

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 14, 2021

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of one year to University President David Glassman’s contract with all but one vote in favor of the extension. The new contract does not include...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT to vote on contract for Glassman

Madelyn Kidd, Managing Editor November 11, 2021

The Board of Trustees is set to vote on a one-year contract for University President David Glassman in its meeting Friday.  If approved, the contract will begin on June 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023.  No...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

Naming Committee reconvening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Collecting a list of name recommendations will be the task of the Naming Committee Thursday morning as they meet to continue the conversation on the renaming of Douglas Hall. The last time the committee...

President Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Oct. 6, 2021.

Glassman announces retirement plans

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

University President David Glassman announced his intentions to retire in June 2023 pending a one-year contract offer from the Board of Trustees. His current contract ends on May 31, 2022. Glassman...

Eastern President David Glassman talks during an emergency Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The meeting was live streamed to the public amid COVID-19 concerns and the photo is a screenshot of that livestream.

Board of Trustees to hear update on Douglas Hall

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021

The Board of Trustees will receive an update from University President David Glassman on the Naming Committee’s recommendation to rename Douglas Hall Friday during their meeting at 1 p.m. The Naming...

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