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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

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...

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...

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