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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

EDITORIAL: Ade truly represents the interests of students

EDITORIAL: Ade truly represents the interests of students

Editorial Board November 14, 2021

Throughout the semester, one member of Eastern's campus community has stood out to us over and over again: Payton Ade. Ade serves as the Executive Vice President for the Student Government and as the...

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.

BOT approves 1-year contract for Glassman

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 14, 2021

Eastern’s Board of Trustees approved the addition of one year to University President David Glassman’s contract with all but one vote in favor of the extension. The new contract does not include...

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

Editorial Board September 12, 2021

At the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, several members of the Board expressed they needed more information about renaming Douglas Hall, but what more could they need? This debate has gone on for over...

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,...

BOT to look at athletics, vote on EIU-UPI contract

Staff Report September 13, 2018

The Board of Trustees will have its first meeting of the semester at 1 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The board will look at its responsibilities for...

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