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State Sen. Righter to visit campus

November 5, 2019

State Sen. Dale Righter will speak at a question and answer session in Booth Library room 4440 Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. He is a featured guest speaker for the Public Policy and Grant Writing in...

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will...

Righter warns Student Senate of future budget issues

State Sen. Dale Righter (R-Mattoon), answers student questions.
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...

BOT member considering a run for rep, close to making decision

August 30, 2017

A member of Eastern’s Board of Trustees could potentially be running for office in the future, though he has yet to make a final decision. During a news conference reported on by the Herald and Review,...

Lack of full funding hinders future university planning

September 22, 2016

Although Eastern received a stopgap budget in July, the university will have problems planning for the future without full funding. After going without a budget for nearly a year, Illinois lawmakers...

Budget hearing exposes stark reality

President David Glassman, (center) along with Blair Lord (right) and Paul McCann (left) speaks with the State Senate Higher Education Committee on Monday about the university budget in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr University Union.
October 5, 2015

State Sen. Scott Bennett asked Eastern President David Glassman how much longer the university could continue operating given the current state budget impasse during the State Senate Higher Education Committee’s...

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman...

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