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Faculty Senate to close part of meeting, vote on resolution

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 16, 2015

The Faculty Senate will invoke the Open Meetings Act to close part of the meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Booth Library. The first hour of the meeting will be open like any other Faculty Senate meeting, and the second hour will be a closed executive session with only the senate members. Jemmie Robertson,...

Veterans Day ceremony honors with a bang

T.J. Prater, a sophomore commuication studies major and student veteran, talks about his military experience during the Veterans Day ceremony in the Cougill Foyer of Old Main on Wednesday. Prater asked those in attendance to,

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 11, 2015

The annual Veterans Day ceremony ended with a bang after the three volleys were fired off by the cadets of the Eastern Army ROTC Cannon Crew Wednesday morning at Old Main. The volleys were followed by “Taps,” played by Michael Eckardt, a music major and trumpet player. Cadet Jacob Trigleth,...

Faculty votes no confidence for Blair Lord

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 11, 2015

Results of a weeklong vote that ended Monday indicated that faculty voted no confidence in the performance of Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs. Out of the 349 people who voted, 67.6 percent voted no confidence, and 261 eligible voters did not participate. The Faculty Senat...

Confidence/no confidence vote ends

Staff Report

November 9, 2015

Participation in the vote of confidence or no confidence in Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, ended at 5 p.m. Monday. Those who voted were able to choose between two options, one being “I do not have confidence in the performance of Dr. Blair Lord as provost and vice president...

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,...

City Council speaks out on recent crime at meeting

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

November 4, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman and Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs prepared statements about the recent rise in crime at the Charleston City Council meeting in city hall Tuesday. Combs read both statements after the council had gone over and voted on items in the agenda. Glassman was out of town...

Potential students tour Eastern’s campus

Jordan Landeck, a senior commuications major, informs a tour group of facts pertaining to the Doudna Fine Ats Center in the South Quad on Monday. She and Will Giroux (left), a sophomore health studies major, led campus tours during the open house.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 12, 2015

Nearly 900 prospective students and their families got to know Eastern a little better at the Open House Monday. Tour guides could be seen all over campus, guiding people where they needed to go introducing them to Eastern. Eastern was the first college visit for Jozlyn Ramos, from Aurora. “I...

Java to host next Prowl event

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

October 12, 2015

Java Bean and Bakery is planning to hand out samples of their menu items during the Student Government “Prowlin with the Prez” event Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The October program is called “Pastries with the Prez” and will be hosted from at 3:30 p.m. Stephen...

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...

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.

Jehad Abbed, Associate News Editor

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 budget hearing Monday morning. “I don’t know a date or month,” Glassman said....

Glassman gives State of the University address

President David Glassman addresses student, faculity, staff, and community members about budget, enrollment, and community during the State of the University Address Monday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Dounda Fine Arts Center.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 29, 2015

Eastern President David Glassman said he expects the university enrollment to grow and stabilize by 2017 during his State of the University Address on Monday. Glassman also said athletics would report to the Office of the President as opposed to Student Affairs. Glassman said the transition would...

Retirement incentives deeded costly, to not be offered

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 23, 2015

President David Glassman recently announced in an email his decision to not offer a retirement incentive this year. The retirement incentive was going to be an extra benefit for employees who were eligible for retirement. Glassman said in a later email that a retirement incentive was being explored...

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