The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT to vote on FY23 budget Friday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will be voting on approving the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 at their June meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the MLK Union. The FY23...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Chairperson Joyce Madigan, opens the Friday Board of Trustees meeting with a call to order and roll call in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT approves tuition, fees increase for next year

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 22, 2022

The Board of Trustees approved increases to student fees, tuition and housing and dining for the fiscal year 2022-23 on Friday. Dining meal plans will see a 2.5% increase ranging from costing $117 to...

Joyce Madigan, the chairperson for the Board of Trustees, and David Glassman, Eastern Illinois University President, convene after the Friday Board of Trustees meeting was adjourned. The meeting was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. The board approved of an additoin of one year to Glassman’s contract, all were in favor of the extension except one.

BREAKING NEWS: BOT approves Douglas Hall rename

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

Douglas Hall will be renamed to Powell-Norton Hall following a unanimous vote by Eastern’s Board of Trustees. The name represents two Black women who were influential in Eastern’s history, Zella...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

Zella Powell and Ona Norton: Looking into the women who Douglas Hall may be renamed after

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after two Black women who were influential in the university’s history Friday at 1 p.m. Originally named after a pro-slavery proponent...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

BOT will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after both EIU’s first Black grad, community leader

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

A vote will be taken on renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall during the Board of Trustees meeting at 1 p.m. Friday. If approved, the name would honor both Zella Powell, Eastern’s first Black...

University President David Glassman and BOT Chairperson Joyce Madigan converse following the BOT meeting on Jan. 21.

BOT approves the fiscal year of 2022 budget, athletic director 3-year employment extension

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 21, 2022

Eastern's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve at $165 million budget for the fiscal year 2022 during Friday’s meeting. The FY22  budget includes revenues, expenditures and fund balances,...

EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming

EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming

January 19, 2022

As Eastern’s Board of Trustees meets Friday, a discussion will be had on the renaming of Douglas Hall. This comes after the Naming Committee reviewed several individuals for their fitness...

Ken Wetstein, ex-officio convener of the Naming Committee, discusses what the next steps in the naming process will look like.

Naming Committee to prepare Douglas Hall renaming recommendation Thursday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

Eastern’s Naming Committee will finalize its recommendation on potential new names for Douglas Hall during its meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. in Old Main, room 1019. A draft of the letter shows the strengths...

Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, speaks during the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. During the meeting, Ade voted against a contract extension for University President David Glassman after speaking to student leaders who said they did not believe Glassman should have a contract extension. The one-year contract was approved and Glassman plans to serve as president until the end of his contract when he intends to retire.

Pritzker appoints Ade to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Payton Ade, student trustee on the Board of Trustees and sophomore interpersonal communication major, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The commission’s...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT to vote on contract for Glassman

Madelyn Kidd, Managing Editor November 11, 2021

The Board of Trustees is set to vote on a one-year contract for University President David Glassman in its meeting Friday.  If approved, the contract will begin on June 1, 2022 and end June 30, 2023.  No...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT approves AFSCME contracts

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Eastern's Board of Trustees approved two contracts for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents Eastern's building service workers, cooks,...

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