The Daily Eastern News

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

Eastern President David Glassman attended the weekly Faculty Senate meeting to discuss the vitalization recommendations that were posted online last week.

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

Molly Dotson | The Daily Eastern News Eastern President David Glassman explains his role in the implementation of changes following the final Workgroup recommendations, which will be submitted Thursday Dec. 15, during the all Taskforce meeting Wednesday in Coleman Auditorium.

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...

Glassman addresses Faculty Senate on profit/loss

October 18, 2016

Eastern President David Glassman discussed the progress of vitalization project workgroups, while answering questions about the transparency of the profit/loss sheets for academics and intercollegiate athletics Tuesday at the Faculty Senate meeting. After receiving multiple emails, Glassman said it...

Lack of full funding hinders future university planning

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

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 passed a stopgap budget Gov. Bruce Rauner then signed, giving Eastern a stopgap appropriation of $12.6...

Students have “Minute to Win It” at Prowlin’ with the Prez

Hawah Abdulrasaq-coker, sophomore pre med major, completes with President David Glassman in a 30 second ‘minute to win-it’ game during the ‘Go for the Gold!’ Prowling with the Prez social. The game required the participants to use straws to move as many m&ms as possible. “You have to have really good lungs for that,” Abdulrasaq-coker said. “It’s not that easy.” EIU Student Government hosted the olympic themed games from 4 to 6 p.m. in the South Quad on September 15.

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 16, 2016

  Eastern President David Glassman got a chance to loosen his tie and have fun with the student body at “Prowlin’ with the Prez” Thursday. There was a group of tables with “Minute to Win It” and other simple games. In one game, participants tried to stack pennies on their elbows....

Glassman announces plan to ‘vitalize’ university

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 8, 2016

At his State of the University Speech, President David Glassman announced the creation of a Vitalization Project meant to guide planning and budgeting decisions and make changes to programs and services on campus. This project will be led by a Task Force, the President’s Liaison Subcommittee and...

Last ‘Prowlin with the Prez to feature animals

Sophomore chemistry major Alexa Certa plays with her dog Penny, a 17 week Australian Shepard, during Pets on Parade in Pemberton Hall on November 18, 2014.  The event, sponsored by Student Senate, featured animals and representatives from the shelter, where those in attendence were educated about what goes on.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

December 7, 2015

Students can mingle with President David Glassman and plenty of pets at the Pets on Parade event at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This is the last “Prowling with the Prez event” for the semester. Stephen Simpson, the vice president for academic...

Faculty Senate to hear resolution on CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 30, 2015

The Faculty Senate will hear a proposed resolution concerning the number of members on the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Grant Sterling, a philosophy professor, said the resolution was Faculty Senator Teshome Abebe’s idea, and he agreed...

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