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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...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees reaffirmed their interest in remaining a division one athletic university. To continue being a d...

State university presidents go back to Springfield for budget hearing

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 16, 2017

University Presidents went to Springfield for a budget hearing Thursday, this time in front of the House-Appropriations Higher Education committee. According to an article in the News-Gazette, Eastern President David Glassman spoke on staff cuts at Eastern, as well as the interfund borrowing and defe...

On-campus interviews for new provost to begin Thursday

News Staff

March 19, 2017

The first of four candidates being considered for the provost position will be interviewed at Eastern Thursday, March 23 and Friday, March 24, according to an email sent out by Eastern President David Glassman. The new provost will serve as a replacement for current Provost Blair Lord, who announced...

President Glassman Meets with Faculty Senate for vitalization discussion

President Glassman Meets with Faculty Senate for vitalization discussion

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 18, 2017

In the Faculty Senate meeting, Eastern President David Glassman clarified the roles of the Council on Academic Affairs and Faculty Senate, as well as how the administration plans to move forward with program consolidations and deletions. There were originally seven programs Workgroup no. 7 put forward...

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted on website in January

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted on website in January

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 30, 2016

Final recommendations from vitalization project Workgroups no.1-7 will be posted on the project’s webpage at the onset of the spring semester in January, Eastern President David Glassman announced at a meeting for the entire Task Force. “As soon as everybody comes back for spring they will be up th...

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