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

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019

Filed under News

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 28, 2018

Filed under Editorials, Opinions

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...

EIU receives $5.4 million to upgrade HVAC, Plumbing Systems

October 15, 2018

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Staff Report | @DEN_News Eastern received over $5.4 million from the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget to upgrading HVAC/Plumbing Systems in Coleman Hall and the Life Sciences Building. This includes upgrading the ventilation units, air-handling units, cooling and heating coils and the system co...

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

Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Students can eat healthy on a budget

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2018

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Eastern’s faculty and student community said budgeting is an important part of being a successful college student and it can be especially helpful for students who want to eat healthy food. Beth Dunahee, an assistant director for new student and family programs who majored in accounting, said bud...

Freshmen enrollment expected to increase for fall 2018

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 6, 2018

Filed under News

With the promise of a state budget that offers a two percent increase in appropriations for Eastern, the freshmen enrollment is also expected to increase for Fall 2018. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, said freshmen deposits are up 28 percent from last year. Last...

Eastern to see 2 percent increase in state appropriations

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 5, 2018

Filed under News

Eastern can expect to see a two percent increase in state appropriations compared to last year, after Gov. Bruce Rauner signed a $38.5 billion budget into law Monday. Eastern President David Glassman said during Monday’s edition of Issues and Attitudes on Hit Mix 88.9 WEIU that the university is...

Governor’s pension proposal could shift financial burden to public universities

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 14, 2018

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Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed shifting the responsibility for paying pension costs to local school districts and public universities in an attempt to balance the state budget Wednesday. Rauner said in his budget address that the pension revamp will cut $1 billion in taxes, claiming that the legislature...

Student Senate to vote on panther statue

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018

Filed under News

The Student Senate will vote on a potential “panther statue” at its meeting Wednesday. This proposal was met with some debate when it was originally introduced. During the Student Senate’s Feb. 7 meeting, several senators expressed concern regarding the rationale behind the statue and how it...

Eastern has received some money from FY17, FY18 appropriations, still waiting on rest of the money

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2018

Filed under News

Though the university has not received all the money appropriated to it by the state of Illinois for FY17 and FY18, it is still getting it at a somewhat faster pace than originally thought. “We are a bit ahead from an appropriations standpoint than where I projected we would be,” said Paul McCann, the ...

Athletic director updates Faculty Senate on budget

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 31, 2017

Filed under News

  Athletic director Tom Michael updated the Faculty Senate on the athletic department’s struggle with the budget impasse, including a lack of funding in facilities and a potential need to cut sports. The athletic department’s own budget was brought into question by economics professor...

‘Ballin’ on a budget’ builds character

Carole Hodorowicz, Columnist

October 30, 2017

Filed under Columns, Opinions

All of us have the same dream: to be financially secure. Unfortunately, this dream is far from tangible while being a college student. Working multiple jobs while being a full-time student involved in several school organizations is something I pat myself on the back for from time to time. I pay...

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