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

EIU-UPI expresses support after New Zealand shooting

Staff Report March 27, 2019

The University Professionals of Illinois at Eastern said it wishes to express support for Muslim faculty, staff and students after the Christchurch, New Zealand shooting in a press release. The press...

EIU-UPI, EIU Progressives to provide transportation to, from polling sites

Staff Report November 5, 2018

University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100 and EIU Progressives will be collaborating to provide transportation to and from polling sites Nov. 6 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. People who wish to vote,...

A clarification of the contract for Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois was announced by EIU-UPI President Jeannie Ludlow Tuesday during a Faculty Senate meeting. The senate meets every other Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library.

EIU-UPI contract clarified in Faculty Senate meeting

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor October 16, 2018

Jeannie Ludlow, the president of Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois, clarified points of the newly approved EIU-UPI contract at the Faculty Senate meeting on Oct. 16. Ludlow...

Board of Trustees approves new EIU-UPI contract

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor September 16, 2018

The Board of Trustees approved the new contract for Eastern’s chapter of university professionals of Illinois, two new multi-year contracts, a Title 9 update and an update on the Lantz Arena maintenance...

EIU-UPI members can currently vote on new contract

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter September 10, 2018

Faculty and staff members who are academic service professionals and members of Eastern Illinois University’s University Professionals of Illinois are currently able to vote on a new contract that would...

EIU-UPI sets meetings for members to discuss negotiated agreement

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief August 19, 2018

Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois will have two general membership meetings to discuss the terms of its recently negotiated agreement at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday in the...

Gov. Bruce Rauner explained his stance on the U.S. Supreme Court Janus decision Monday before speaking with Charleston area business owners at Unique Suites Hotel.

Rauner gives his take on Janus v. AFSCME; Blitz talks aftermath

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor July 2, 2018

Gov. Bruce Rauner denied Monday that the creation of a government website that asks employees to notify the State of "changes in their union membership status" was misleading but was instead a necessary way...

Faculty taking on an overload of classes could lead to contractual violations

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief December 7, 2017

Faculty departures and financial strains on the university have caused faculty members to take on an overload of work assignments, leading to departmental violations of the EIU-UPI contract. Overload,...

100 head to Teach Out in Springfield

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2017

  About 100 people from Eastern went to Springfield Thursday to protest the state’s lack of higher education funding. During the Teach Out, as the event was called, there were teaching sessions...

Social media contest to promote budget awareness

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter April 11, 2017

To raise broader awareness of the statewide budget impasse, Eastern’s chapter of University Professionals of Illinois (UPI) is sponsoring a student social media campaign competition called “Education...

Student Senate hears about allocation cuts

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter March 8, 2017

The Student Senate heard about cutting allocations to the Student Recreation Center, student government and the University Board at its meeting Wednesday. Derek Pierce, student vice president for student...

EIU-UPI seeks signatures to petition Rauner

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor February 1, 2017

Members of EIU-UPI set up a table to gather signatures for a petition to Gov. Bruce Rauner concerning health insurance negotiations Tuesday afternoon in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. They...

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