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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.

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

BOT to vote on FY24 budget, up to $2.3 million expenses, coaching contracts

Rob Le Cates, Editor-In-Chief September 8, 2023

Approval of the fiscal year 24 and projected FY 25 budget, several purchase approvals and revisions to board regulations are scheduled to be voted on during the semester’s first Board of Trustees meeting...

One of two newest Board of Trustee members, Julie Everett introduces herself to the board and talks about her history as an Eastern alumna during the BOT meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom. “I seeked my MBA here at EIU, and it was a wonderful experience,” Everett said. “My passions, both professionally and through volunteering, would be supporting youth, but then also creating opportunities for individuals who may be underserved. I see that sometimes [students] can also be very, very excited to be in this education space. I absolutely believe that [higher education] is a gateway for so many big things in someone’s life. I feel like my MBA is what opened all the doors [for me].”

BOT approves teacher tenure recommendations

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor April 24, 2023

Eastern’s Board of Trustees held their meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Ballroom to discuss different approvals for the school.  Julie Evertt was one of the newer members appointed to...

One of two newest Board of Trustee members, Austin Hill introduces himself to the board during the BOT meeting Friday afternoon in the Grand Ballroom. Hill will serve as Easterns newest General Councel.

BOT approves tuition, fees, housing cost increases

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2023

Eastern’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved increases for student tuition per credit hour, student fees and housing and dining costs for the 2023-24 academic year. Tuition has increased by $6.47,...

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

Board of trustees to approve student tuition increases

Cam'ron Hardy and Madelyn Kidd April 21, 2023

The Board of Trustees will meet Friday at 1 p.m. to vote on tuition increases for the FY2023. Increases in tuition per credit hour, student fees and housing and dining fees will be voted on. 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 $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...

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