The Daily Eastern News

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...

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...

Eastern President David Glassman speaks on budget successes, challenges

Samuel Nusbaum, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017

An update on athletics, including a timeframe for when a decision will be made on deciding how many sports team Eastern should support, and an update on the budget were provided at Eastern President David Glassman’s State of the University speech. Because of the end of the three-year budget impass...

Comptroller’s office expedites payment to Eastern

Comptroller’s office expedites payment to Eastern

Cassie Buchman

July 13, 2017

Eastern will receive an expedited payment of $5.7 million as the Illinois Comptroller’s office begins the first release of funds to state colleges and universities in more than seven months. According to a Thursday press release from Comptroller Susana Mendoza, the recent override of Gov. Bruce Rau...

Administration, philosophy come to agreement

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 27, 2017

The university administration has withdrawn its recommendation for the elimination of the philosophy major to the board of trustees, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The program was originally scheduled to be considered for deletion at the board’s Friday m...

After 16 Years as Provost, Blair Lord Plans Retirement

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 27, 2017

  After almost 16 years of service, Provost Blair Lord prepares for his retirement at the end of the Spring 2017 semester. Lord said his favorite part of being provost was working with knowledgeable administrators to help provide Eastern’s students with an excellent education. “The...

Campus asked for evaluations of provost candidates

Staff Report

April 6, 2017

  The search for a new provost ended Wednesday and now the campus is being asked to give their feedback. In an email to the News, Eastern President David Glassman said it would be a couple of weeks or so before any announcements regarding the new provost. Evaluations for each of the prov...

Movement uncertain following higher education hearing

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

March 9, 2017

Though Eastern President David Glassman and other state universities testified Tuesday in front of the Illinois Senate about challenges they faced as a result of the budget impasse, it is questionable what progress, if any, will come of it in the legislature. Glassman said in an email he does not...

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