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Progress and setbacks on campus renovations  

Chrissy Miller, News Editor
August 22, 2017
Filed under News

Although issues with the state government prevent Eastern from moving forward with a $5 million renovation of the heating and ventilation in Coleman Hall and the Life Sciences building, projects including the Tarble addition continue to show progress. Paul McCann, interim vice president for business...

Reggie Phillips to talk about budget at public meeting

Staff Report
July 19, 2017
Filed under News

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
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Thousands to attend “Teach Out” rally in Springfield

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
April 25, 2017
Filed under News

In 1975, the state of Illinois paid roughly 82% of the cost for students to attend college. Over four decades later, Illinois now pays roughly 38% of that cost. Billy Hung, media coordinator of Eastern’s chapter of the University of Professionals of Illinois and assistant professor of biology,...

Workgroup no. 9 works towards final recommendations

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
March 27, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, continued working toward the final report it will turn in for its April 14 vitalization project deadline. The report will include ideas the subcommittees on organizing academic colleges, differential tuition models and variable learning models discussed during...

City approves budget, grant application

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
March 21, 2017
Filed under News

The budget for the fiscal year of 2017-2018 was unanimously approved during the city council meeting Tuesday evening. A copy of the budget will be placed on file at City Hall, the Charleston Carnegie Public Library Central Library and online until April 4, 2017. A public hearing was also held prior...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report
March 20, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

State universities asked to ‘tighten belt’ to fill possible deficit

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
March 8, 2017
Filed under News

Representatives from the nine public universities and three higher education agencies met with the Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and were asked how they can “tighten their belts” in order to fill a proposed budget deficit. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in...

Show your love without breaking bank

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
February 14, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Here are three gifts that anyone can recreate without spending more than $10 for Valentine’s Day. All the person needs is creativity, time and energy. Cheers to love This do-it-yourself project requires a wine glass and decorating supplies like stickers, permanent markers, paint and glitter. All...

Panel to highlight budget impasse

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 1, 2017
Filed under News, Online

EDIT: A previous edition of this article cited a claim from a Center for Tax and Budget Accountability website with a misleading statistic about Monetary Award Program grants for 2016, saying that they were cut by 53.5% in FY16. The article should have said that while MAP grants were technically only...

Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization review committee moves forward

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under News

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee officially decided to turn its attention to a review of the philosophy department during a meeting Monday. Richard Jones, chair of the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee, proposed that the committee do this...

Committee turns full attention to philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2017
Filed under News

  The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee officially decided to turn its attention to a review of the philosophy department during a meeting Monday. Richard Jones, chair of the Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee, proposed that the committee...

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