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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.

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Vice Chairperson for Easterns board of trustees Christopher Hicks, speaks during the board of trustees meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom.

Board of trustees removes out-of-state tuition for US residents

Zaria Flippin, Sports Editor April 22, 2024

The EIU board of trustees approved a proposal removing out-of-state tuition charges for US residents, raised tuition and room and board and approved several new majors in its meeting Friday. This...

University President Jay Gatrell speaks during Friday afternoons board of trustees meeting. The trustees approved revising the head volleyball and football coachs contracts and three new academic programs.

Board of trustees revises coach contracts, adds 3 new degrees

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2024

Eastern’s board of trustees revised two multiyear personnel contracts for the football and volleyball head coaches during its meeting Friday afternoon.  Both coaches led their teams to record-breaking...

Board of Trustees has their first meeting of the semester in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT approves FY24, proposed ’25 budget, up to $2.3 million expenses, coaching contracts

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2023

The Board of Trustees approved fiscal year '24 budget and a view of the projected ‘25 budget during their meeting Friday afternoon.  Eastern’s projected FY24 state appropriation is $46,540,300,...

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

BOT to vote on FY24 budget, up to $2.3 million expenses, coaching contracts

Rob Le Cates, Editor-In-Chief September 8, 2023

Approval of the fiscal year 24 and projected FY 25 budget, several purchase approvals and revisions to board regulations are scheduled to be voted on during the semester’s first Board of Trustees meeting...

One of two newest Board of Trustee members, Julie Everett introduces herself to the board and talks about her history as an Eastern alumna during the BOT meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom. “I seeked my MBA here at EIU, and it was a wonderful experience,” Everett said. “My passions, both professionally and through volunteering, would be supporting youth, but then also creating opportunities for individuals who may be underserved. I see that sometimes [students] can also be very, very excited to be in this education space. I absolutely believe that [higher education] is a gateway for so many big things in someone’s life. I feel like my MBA is what opened all the doors [for me].”

BOT approves teacher tenure recommendations

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor April 24, 2023

Eastern’s Board of Trustees held their meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom to discuss different approvals for the school.  Julie Evertt was one of the newer members appointed to...

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

Board of trustees to approve student tuition increases

Cam'ron Hardy and Madelyn Kidd April 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees will meet Friday at 1 p.m. to vote on tuition increases for the FY2023. Increases in tuition per credit hour, student fees and housing and dining fees will be voted on. The...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

Board of Trustees to discuss Glassman’s personnel contract

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 20, 2023

The Board of Trustees will meet Friday at 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to discuss University President David Glassman’s personnel contract and a preview...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

EIU-UPI speak to BOT about negotiations on Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 9, 2022

The president of EIU-UPI spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday about the ongoing negotiations the union is facing for a new contract. Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of...

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 approves 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...

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