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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 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...

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 meet Friday

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor September 8, 2021

The Board of Trustees will be meeting at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to discuss the new contract for the employees in The American Federation of State,...

University president David Glassman leaves the University Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union for a lunch break before the Board of Trustees meeting on June 25. Members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981. AFSCME members have been negotiating and protesting for higher wages and other changes to their contract for over a year. The union members displayed signs with the yearly income of various board members as well as average yearly income for clerical, technical and service workers.

Board of Trustees approves $700k new locker room

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2021

 The Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve a $698,400 new locker room for the Women’s Basketball team. The purchase will include $51,800 in design fees, $2,600 in design contingency $584,324...

Column: AFSCME deserves all of our support

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2021

Students at Eastern need to support the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in their ongoing efforts to negotiate with our university’s administration. I’ve been helping...

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.

McCann talks $8 million cost of COVID-19 at BOT meeting

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor April 28, 2020

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, estimated Eastern’s COVID-19 related costs to be around $8 million at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Joyce Madigan, finance and...

Proposal for increased housing rates tabled

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter January 27, 2020

The Board of Trustees tabled a proposal to increase housing rates by 2.3 percent for traditional residence hall and Greek Court housing.  However, the Board did approve a “no change in fees” for...

Board of Trustees to vote on 3 program proposals

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter September 12, 2019

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will look at three new programs and take a vote to potentially approve them during a meeting Friday. The programs are the master of science in exercise physiology, master...

Tuition to increase for FY19 to FY20

Logan Raschke, News Editor April 28, 2019

Students entering Eastern will need to pay an additional $6 per credit hour, as stated in the 2019-2020 Tuition Recommendations (this includes Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020) that the Board of...

BOT to hear proposal about implementing virtual machines, upgrading Wi-Fi

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2019

Eastern is hitting the technology refresh button by introducing a proposal to implement virtual machines or virtual desktops across campus. The proposal, a roughly $860,000 initiative that includes upgrading...

Board of Trustees approves new EIU-UPI contract

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor September 16, 2018

The Board of Trustees approved the new contract for Eastern’s chapter of university professionals of Illinois, two new multi-year contracts, a Title 9 update and an update on the Lantz Arena maintenance...

Continue to ask questions about new college structure

Staff Editorial April 2, 2018

Changes are coming to the university, and they are coming quickly. Under the new proposal for college restructuring shown by Provost Jay Gatrell, the university is now looking at one new college, two...

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...

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