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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

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

BOT approves $352K for new president annually

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2023

The Board of Trustees approved Eastern’s new president’s three-year personnel contract for an annual salary of $320K and annual house allowance for $32,289 on Friday morning in a special meeting. The...

President Glassman address his presidential report which includes the Panther Portal Overview and Living Learning Communities in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT to meet in 2 special meetings Saturday, Monday

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2023

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will meet Saturday morning at 7:15 a.m. for a special virtual meeting with another planned for Monday at 1 p.m. The agendas for both meetings only list a planned executive...

Christopher Gadomski, a member of Eastern Illinois Universitys University of Professionals Illinois, sits at the Board of Trustees meeting along with other members in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

EIU-UPI speaks at BOT meeting: ‘Cost of labor is whatever workers are willing to accept in exchange for our work’

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2023

EIU-UPI gave an update on the ongoing negotiations with Eastern’s administration as Teamsters Local #24 had a contractual agreement approved at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Eastern’s chapter...

President Glassman address his presidential report which includes the Panther Portal Overview and Living Learning Communities in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT grants Glassman emeritus title, approves personnel contract post-retiring

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2023

University President David Glassman’s personnel contract for his time as a tenured professor following retirement, a nine-month salary for $160K, was approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday. Glassman...

Easterns chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, handed flyers to trustees, administration and attendees about the ongoing contract negotiations outside of Tarble before the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday.

EIU-UPI delivers flyers to trustees Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 14, 2022

The Board of Trustees were met by union members of Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, with flyers of information regarding Eastern administration’s contract negotiation...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

BOT to approve final FY23 budget Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 11, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will vote on the final fiscal year 2023 budget on Friday at its meeting in the Tarble Arts Center at 1 p.m. The trustees meeting was moved to Tarble due to the Grand Ballroom...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

EIU-UPI speak to BOT about negotiations on Friday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 9, 2022

The president of EIU-UPI spoke at the Board of Trustees meeting on Friday about the ongoing negotiations the union is facing for a new contract. Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of...

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...

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