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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...

Thousands to attend “Teach Out” rally in Springfield

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 25, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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...

Committee to start reviewing philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff reporter

January 23, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met with Jon Blitz, president of the EIU-UPI Monday to hear his advice and perspective as the committee moves forward in reviewing four programs. The programs submitted to the committee for review include the bachelor’s in philosophy,...

Students to call lawmakers for MAP funding

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 16, 2016

  Students will call their hometown lawmakers Wednesday to tell them about the need for the Monetary Award Program grant funding. The “Call Your Legislator” event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Laptops will be rented from the Gregg Technology...

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