The Daily Eastern News

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2015

Eastern will be implementing unpaid furlough days for Administrative and Professional employees as part of a university-wide expense-cutting initiative to keep the budget balanced in fiscal year 2016. Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, said the university would save $700,000...

Eastern prepares for budget cuts with layoffs

David Glassman, newly elected president of Eastern, speaks at a press conference introducing him as the new president at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Mon. March 2, 2015 in the University Ballroom. Glassman will begin his position this summer June 1, 2015.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2015

Eastern will begin laying off employees to offset impending budget cuts from the state and low enrollment beginning in July, according to an email President David Glassman sent to faculty and staff at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Glassman states in the email that the number of people who will be laid off...

Universities await budget decision from state

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2015

Eastern faces a potential $13.85 million cut in the fiscal year 2016 budget while uncertainty remains as to what the final numbers will be and when the governor will give his approval. Illinois Sen. Dale Righter, who represents the 55th district containing Eastern, said both Democrats and Republicans...

Boards affected by budget cuts

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2014

The three boards funded by student fees all suffered 8 percent budget cuts this year because of low enrollment. These boards include University Board, student government and the Student Recreation Center. Student government took out $4,000 from its annual budget, cutting costs from things such as ...

Faculty Senate to address budget cuts, council concerns

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 22, 2014

The Faculty Senate will address a conflict that arose from the State University Civil Service System (SUCSS) reportedly acting without proper consultation on Tuesday. According to a statement from the council of university senates, members of SUCSS are not using proper consultation when reclassifying...

Perry announces new budget cut areas

Perry announces new budget cut areas

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2014

President Bill Perry released an email Friday detailing three additional areas that will be acted on to alleviate the $7 million budget cut, as well as saying no to more personnel reductions. The combined results of the new actions being taken, plus the recommendations from the Council on Planning...

Eastern feels effect of retirements

Bob Shaughnessy, Staff Reporter

September 4, 2014

Retirements came unexpectedly to Eastern’s four colleges who are now working to fill vacant positions. John Willems, the chair of the School of Business, said business professor Dean Elmuti found that retiring this past May was more beneficial than in May 2015. Elmuti had planned to work this...

President Perry to report budget cut specifics

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 26, 2014

President Bill Perry said he will announce what areas of the university will experience budget cuts through a mass email by the end of next week. He said times have been rough in the last four to five years. Perry said the budget cuts are a result of a decrease in university revenue. “Our budget...

Perry releases list of budgetary action items

President Bill Perry sent out a list of items that will be evaluated for an $8 million budget cut Wednesday.

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

June 12, 2014

Personnel and operational expenses, along with selective investing in programs with positive enrollment growth, were a few of the items listed in an email Eastern sent out detailing areas of budgetary action. The areas are a result of analysis and recommendations from the Council on Planning and Budget...

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