The Daily Eastern News

Representative candidates talk district issues

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 3, 2016

With the elections coming up and a state set in a gridlock, both candidates running for representative of the 110th district talked about their plans to rectify the state’s instability and lessen its effect on their district. Incumbent Rep. Reggie Phillips (R-Charleston) is up against Dennis Malak...

Athletic Workgroup discusses data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

October 25, 2016

Workgroup no. 4, focusing on intercollegiate athletics, spoke with Jim Davis, the faculty athletics representative for Eastern, about data they could use when researching athletics for the vitalization project. Davis brought up exit interview data conducted with graduating athletes. Exit interviews...

President Glassman assures Eastern won’t close in spring

Staff Brief

November 4, 2015

Eastern president David Glassman emailed students and faculty Wednesday morning after what he says is a “rumor” re-surfaced regarding the statement he made during a state budget hearing, implying a potential university shutdown in the spring semester. A Chicago Tribune article ran the statement,...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Former Illinois govenor Jim Edgar introduces David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC, during the Edgar Speaker Series in Buzzard Auditorium on Thurday.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015

Not having a budget passed for Illinois is a pressing issue for many who live in the state. Someone who has been vocal about his concerns is former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who recently came to Eastern for the Edgar Speaker Series. “There’s a lot of things that are not being funded, prime example...

Eastern to be open spring semester

Staff Report

October 12, 2015

President David Glassman sent out an email Monday afternoon saying the Spring semester will begin as usual. The email was sent in response to student concerns questioning if the campus would open the following semester. Spring Registration started on Monday. “There is no doubt we will be able...

Student Senate discusses budget issues

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2015

Eastern’s budget issues were brought up at Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. Reaching the end of its fiscal year, the state of Illinois has yet to decide on a stable budget to accommodate the state’s needs. Daniel Nadler, vice president for student affairs said because of the state of the...

Righter addresses state, university budget issues

Sen. Dale Righter gives a legislative update during a Mattoon town hall meeting Tuesday in the Lumpkin Education Center.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2015

Being more than 20 days into the fiscal year with no budget resolution in sight will continue to create issues in Illinois, and universities like Eastern will have to adapt to compete in the economic climate, Sen. Dale Righter said Tuesday. Righter, representing the 55th Senate district containing...

Eastern seeks preliminary budget approval

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2015

Eastern will submit a preliminary budget to the Board of Trustees Friday giving the university the authority to spend money in the fiscal year that begins Wednesday despite the state dragging out its own budgetary process. The preliminary budget could change in the future depending on how much money...

BOT to vote on university budget, expenses

Staff Report

June 23, 2015

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on several expenditures for the university, the largest one being $600,000 toward periodicals and books for Booth Library. The board is also scheduled to approve a budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, and submit a budget for fiscal year 2017. Both...

President Perry to report budget cut specifics

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

August 26, 2014

President Bill Perry said he will announce what areas of the university will experience budget cuts through a mass email by the end of next week. He said times have been rough in the last four to five years. Perry said the budget cuts are a result of a decrease in university revenue. “Our budget...

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