The Daily Eastern News

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 Trustees approved Friday afternoon. Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs,...

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 Wi-Fi to be more compatible with the 10 gigabyte backbone Eastern now has and adding close to 300 co...

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 approved by the board last year at its first meeting Friday. Eastern President David Glassman said the EI...

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 new schools and the creation of a consolidated college — with some changes coming as quickly as...

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 fees. A regulation passed in 1982 by the former Board of Governors makes it necessary to increase...

BOT meeting will consider proposed increase to grant-in-aid fee

Staff Report

January 21, 2018

A proposed increase to the grant-in-aid fee will be voted on at the next Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting will take place 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union. Currently, the grant in aid fee is $15.76. According to the board report, there is...

Board of Trustees approves health administration major, renews contracts

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 26, 2017

The Board of Trustees approved a new major in health administration and renewed several contracts at its meeting Friday. Health administration is already an option in the health studies program. Julie Dietz, chair of the health studies department, presented the proposal for the bachelor’s degree...

Board of Trustees approves new major in health administration, contract renewals

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 17, 2017

The Board of Trustees approved a new major in health administration and renewed several contracts at its meeting Friday. Health administration is already an option in the health studies program. Julie Dietz, chair of the health studies department, presented the proposal for the bachelor’s degree...

President Glassman updates faculty senate on marketing, naming committee

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 14, 2017

Eastern President David Glassman updated the Faculty Senate on recent marketing campaigns, calling them the “most aggressive” ones the university has ever seen, and said he met with student groups regarding the name change discussion surrounding Douglas Hall at Tuesday’s meeting. Josh Norman,...

Board of Trustees addresses Mattoon shooting, praises teacher

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2017

The shooting at Mattoon High School was among one of the topics talked about at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where math and physical education teacher Angela McQueen was praised for being the one to step in and subdue the shooter. At approximately 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Mattoon...

Board of Trustees to talk regulations

Staff Report

September 21, 2017

The final reading of a revision to the Board of Trustees’ regulation on audience presentations will take place at its next meeting Friday. The revision plans to revise the current procedure an audience member follows when wanting to speak at a meeting. According to a copy of the proposal, there...

Eastern Board of Trustee member to run for representative

Staff Report

September 5, 2017

Eastern Trustee Dan Caulkins has decided to run for state Rep. Bill Mitchell’s (R-Forsyth)  seat in the House of Representatives in the upcoming election. Caulkins will officially announce his candidacy for representative of the 101st district at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in the Decatur Civic Center. "When...

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