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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

Glassman optimistic about future of university in State of University address

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

Faculty Senate staffs committee, discusses 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

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

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

Comptroller’s office expedites payment to Eastern

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...

House Democrats pass amendment to potential budget bill

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

June 28, 2017

The Illinois House Democrats passed an amendment to Senate Bill 006 Tuesday that called for changes in the amount of funds universities, including Eastern will receive to cover the end of the 2016/2017 fiscal year. The current fiscal year ends on Friday. Rep. Gregory Harris (D-Chicago) introduced...

100 head to Teach Out in Springfield

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2017

  About 100 people from Eastern went to Springfield Thursday to protest the state’s lack of higher education funding. During the Teach Out, as the event was called, there were teaching sessions on topics such as the impact of Monetary Award Program grant cuts to students, the importance...

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