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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.

The Daily Eastern News

University President Jay Gatrell speaks during Friday afternoons board of trustees meeting. The trustees approved revising the head volleyball and football coachs contracts and three new academic programs.

Board of trustees revises coach contracts, adds 3 new degrees

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief January 19, 2024

Eastern’s board of trustees revised two multiyear personnel contracts for the football and volleyball head coaches during its meeting Friday afternoon.  Both coaches led their teams to record-breaking...

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 7, 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...

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 20, 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...

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...

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