The Daily Eastern News

BOT member considering a run for rep, close to making decision

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

August 30, 2017

A member of Eastern’s Board of Trustees could potentially be running for office in the future, though he has yet to make a final decision. During a news conference reported on by the Herald and Review, trustee Dan Caulkins confirmed his interest in running for state Rep. Bill Mitchell’s seat in ...

Eastern offers dual credit courses to high school students

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

University officials hope to recruit students by using dual credit classes taught in both regional and non-regional high schools. Two initiatives were explained at the Board of Trustees retreat Saturday. Before 2015, four-year institutions could not have dual credit classes in high schools, but this change...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees reaffirmed their interest in remaining a division one athletic university. To continue being a d...

Athletics on agenda for Saturday’s BOT retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2017

A topic of discussion slated for the Board of Trustees’ retreat Saturday at Charleston Country Club will be intercollegiate athletics, following a discussion at an April executive committee meeting about possibly eliminating some sports teams. Though the idea of deleting four athletic programs was talked ab...

BOT approves five new academic programs, approves preliminary budget

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2017

The Board of Trustees approved five new programs and approved a preliminary FY18 budget at its meeting Friday. Paul McCann, vice president of business affairs, said the university is asking for preliminary approval of the budget because numbers from Springfield have not been firmed up at this point...

Updates on budget, enrollment given at BOT committee meeting

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 23, 2017

Updates on Eastern’s future budget and enrollment were given out during an executive committee meeting of the Board of Trustees. These included talks of measures that might have to take place if a budget is not enacted by legislators at the end of the fiscal year. Going into FY18, the administration is proposing a preliminary budget ta...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate Africana studies major, retains career and technical education

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 30, 2017

The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana studies major to retain career and technical education and said they would continue to monitor the philosophy major at its meeting Friday. Students currently majoring in Africana studies will be able to continue in the program until they graduate....

Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 28, 2017

  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted to be deleted was adult and community education, though that had already been put on hiatus. While t...

Administration, philosophy come to agreement

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 27, 2017

The university administration has withdrawn its recommendation for the elimination of the philosophy major to the board of trustees, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The program was originally scheduled to be considered for deletion at the board’s Friday m...

Baurer named newest BOT member

Staff Report

April 26, 2017

Minier resident Barbara Baurer has been appointed by Gov. Bruce Rauner to serve on the board of trustees. According to a press release, her appointment goes into effect immediately, but the Illinois Senate still needs to approve it. “It’s an interesting time to be serving on the board, what...

Three programs up for elimination at next BOT meeting

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 26, 2017

UPDATE: This story has been updated from last night's article with quotes and information from Eastern President David Glassman The university administration will ask the board of trustees to consider the elimination of three degree programs at its meeting Friday. These programs are the bachelor...

Administration determines implementation for workgroup recommendations

Staff Report

April 26, 2017

After analyzing the recommendations from vitalization project workgroups, the administration has updated and implemented some suggestions from Workgroups no. 1, 4, 5 and 6. Workgroup no. 1, Student Services, suggested filling positions in the University Police Department. With the recent police...

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