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Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 20, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent a new email Friday night updating students on changes to the plans sent out Thursday evening. The changes are in response to the "Stay-At-Home" order given by Governor J.B. Pritzker Friday afternoon. Glassman emphasized the information given in the Friday email...

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman announced the cancellation of the May commencement ceremony, an announcement that has left many seniors filled with a variety of emotions. Many seniors have expressed feelings of sadness, anger and disappointment in the news they will not be able to walk the stage co...

Eastern responds to coronavirus

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 12, 2020

With universities across the country canceling classes or switching instruction to online format, Eastern has been responding to what the World Health Organization is calling a pandemic. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread throughout the world and infected more than 120,000 people in more than ...

Community members from Eastern, Charleston petition against racist posters

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 28, 2020

A petition was started by an Eastern student demanding the university to take more action regarding the recent white power propaganda found on campus. As of Thursday night, the petition had reached 1,300 online signatures. The petition was started by junior sociology major Siobhan Doherty Wednesday night following more propaganda being found at Eastern and th...

EDITORIAL: BOT should see contract, vote after

Staff Editorial

January 27, 2020

On Friday the Board of Trustees approved a new contract for Eastern President David Glassman.  According to Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, the contract has yet to be written even though the board approved a two-year renewal of Glassman’s contract, a 10 percent market-based salary...

Threat to campus found to be not credible

Threat to campus found to be not credible

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

A threat issued to Eastern’s campus early Tuesday morning was found to be not credible by law enforcement following a day of investigations, false alarm emergency calls and questions from a concerned public and student body. 9:48 a.m. Initial alert sent out Eastern’s administration was informed...

4 candidates to be interviewed for general counsel next week

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 15, 2018

Open sessions for a new general counsel will be held next week. The interviews come after former general counsel Robert Miller accepted a position at a different university. Four candidates will be interviewed Monday through Thursday in 3108 Blair Hall. Jason Sweet will be interviewed on Monday...

Freshmen enrollment expected to increase for fall 2018

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 6, 2018

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

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...

President Glassman updates faculty senate on marketing, naming committee

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 14, 2017

Eastern President David Glassman updated the Faculty Senate on recent marketing campaigns, calling them the “most aggressive” ones the university has ever seen, and said he met with student groups regarding the name change discussion surrounding Douglas Hall at Tuesday’s meeting. Josh Norman,...

Talks about cutting, keeping sports shared at CUPB meeting

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017

The administration is still talking about the benefits and liabilities that could come from altering, or even eliminating, some sports teams, Eastern President David Glassman told the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. “If we keep the status quo, that is we keep...

Board of Trustees addresses Mattoon shooting, praises teacher

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

September 24, 2017

The shooting at Mattoon High School was among one of the topics talked about at Friday’s Board of Trustees meeting, where math and physical education teacher Angela McQueen was praised for being the one to step in and subdue the shooter. At approximately 11:32 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Mattoon...

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