The Daily Eastern News

Political science professor discusses similarities between Illinois budget crisis, current government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019

In 2015 Illinoisans began experiencing a 793-day-long budget crisis that lasted into 2017, and Ryan Burge, professor of political science, is seeing similarities between it and the 25-day-long government shutdown U.S. citizens are currently facing. “This speaks to a larger problem. The reason that the Illin...

Departments starting to plan after end of impasse

AJ Fournier, Campus Reporter

August 31, 2017

Despite taking multiple hits as a result of the recently ended budget impasse, directors of departments around campus are cautiously optimistic now that a budget has been passed. Douglas Klarup, interim dean of the College of Sciences, said cuts and spending freezes affected his college’s equipment...

Annually contracted faculty members still waiting on contract renewal status amidst budget uncertainty

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2017

A majority of Unit B Annually Contracted Faculty members are still waiting to see if their contracts will be renewed and they will still be able to teach at Eastern this upcoming year. Provost Blair Lord said academic affairs has not issued contracts except to a “small number” of ACFs. When it c...

Editorial: Make library services a funding priority

Staff Editorial

October 19, 2016

Everyone has their own wishlist for when the budget is restored. Some people list restoration of terminated Building Service Workers at the top of their budget wishlists. Others want cut academic programs or academic support services like the Testing Center back. At The Daily Eastern News, we recog...

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