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Department chairs talk spending regulation in response to State of the University Address

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 6, 2019

During his speech Thursday Eastern President David Glassman discussed the need for departments to continue regulating departmental expenses. During the 2015 to 2017 budget impasse departments had to cut back on spending and make sure their spending was fiscally responsible. Glassman said department...

Glassman addresses state of university, underlines successes, goals

Eastern President David Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday afternoon. Glassman spoke multiple times of the growing status of Eastern, largely in part to a growth in enrollment and a stronger state budget situation.

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 3, 2019

Eastern will have to continue regulating its expenses this fiscal year to maintain a balanced budget. However, for fiscal year 2020, Eastern will not be required to reduce spending from the previous fiscal year in order for revenues to match last year’s spending rate. Eastern President David Glassman ...

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...

Administration should be careful spending

Staff Editorial

November 29, 2018

At the Board of Trustees’ meeting on Nov. 16, a budget for FY 19 was approved. Eastern’s recent history surrounding budgets is a troubled one. As many know, lots of different institutions in the state of Illinois suffered from a budget impasse that lasted from 2015 to 2017. This meant that, for the...

Glassman optimistic about future of university in State of University address

Eastern President David Glassman gave his State of the University Address at 3:30pm Wednesday at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

October 3, 2018

Eastern President David Glassman gave his Fall 2018 State of the University Address, which focused on the challenges of past years and the improvements looking forward, Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. This is Glassman’s fourth year as Eastern’s president, an...

Recognize and solve problems

Staff Editorial

February 5, 2018

Even though the budget impasse, which starved higher education for nearly two years, has come and gone, it is evident that public universities are still suffering in its aftermath. Unfortunately, Eastern has not been left out of this equation. At a Feb. 2 meeting of the Council on University Planning...

Faculty Senate staffs committee, discusses impasse

Brooke Schwartz | Daily Eastern News
Faculty Senate chair Jemmie Robertson explains his meeting with Illinois Board of Higher Education to the rest of the senate. At the meeting, they had discussed Eastern’s future, especially where it concered the budget and the past budget impasse.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 17, 2017

The Faculty Senate met on Tuesday to staff a committee that will review vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. The committee to review Workgroups no. 8 and 9 from the previous year’s vitalization program was officially staffed by members of the senate who voted with a ballot during the meeting. The...

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), answers student questions.

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 11, 2017

State Sen. Dale Righter (R- Mattoon) said the possibility of a gridlock in the state budget is still a possibility for the future after addressing the Student Senate at its regularly scheduled meeting Wednesday. “Higher education should be prepared for another impasse,” Righter said in an interview...

Reggie Phillips to talk about budget at public meeting

Staff Report

July 19, 2017

Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) will speak about his vote on the Illinois state budget at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Maranatha Baptist Church in Mattoon. Phillps, along with other members of the Illinois House of Representatives, voted to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills on Thursday,...

Comptroller’s office expedites payment to Eastern

Eastern will receive an expedited payment of $5.7 million as the Illinois Comptroller’s office begins the first release of funds to state colleges and universities in more than seven months.

Cassie Buchman

July 13, 2017

Eastern will receive an expedited payment of $5.7 million as the Illinois Comptroller’s office begins the first release of funds to state colleges and universities in more than seven months. According to a Thursday press release from Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the recent override of Gov. Bruce Rau...

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

State Budget passed for 1st time in 3 years

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

July 6, 2017

The Illinois House of Representatives overrode Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto on three bills Thursday, giving the state its first budget in three years. Under this budget, Eastern will receive 100 percent funding for FY 17, 90 percent of its funding for FY18, full Monetary Award Program funding for both FY 17 and FY18 ...

Eastern imposes temporary spending freeze

Cassie Buchman and Analicia Haynes

June 29, 2017

Eastern has issued a temporary hard spending freeze on all purchases effective immediately Thursday morning. In an email sent to all account managers, Purchase Card holders and OfficeMax users, Eastern President David Glassman said the reason for the freeze is a result of the uncertainty that the...

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