The Daily Eastern News

Dual credit increases at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 6, 2019

Editor’s note: The News wanted to run this story as a sidebar to our initial story about the State of the University Address in Friday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News. In this story we explain the enrollment aspect of Eastern President David Glassman’s speech including what he said about enr...

Glassman addresses state of university, underlines successes, goals

Glassman addresses state of university, underlines successes, goals

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 3, 2019

Eastern will have to continue regulating its expenses this fiscal year to maintain a balanced budget. However, for fiscal year 2020, Eastern will not be required to reduce spending from the previous fiscal year in order for revenues to match last year’s spending rate. Eastern President David Glassman ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern is in an upswing

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2019

It was not very long ago that Eastern found itself muddled in a state budget impasse that lasted 793 days from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017. A rallying campaign to “Fund EIU” was sparked during that time, enrollment dipped, employees lost their jobs, rumors and whispers of closings touched the ears...

Total enrollment rises again at Eastern

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

September 3, 2019

Eastern’s enrollment is up 3.7 percent total headcount from 7,526 in fall 2018 to 7,806 this fall. Total headcount includes full-time enrollment and part-time enrollment for undergraduates and graduates, and high school students taking dual credit courses. This year there are 1,191 full-time freshm...

Gatrell delivers enrollment report to Faculty Senate

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

September 3, 2019

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell delivered Eastern’s tenth day enrollment numbers, conveying a message of overall positivity and growth, to the Faculty Senate Tuesday. Gatrell reported to the senate that overall head count, which includes high school dual credit students and online students, increased ...

Eastern’s application, MyEIU sites see user friendly updates

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

June 27, 2019

Eastern revamped its application site and the MyEIU site, making both more user friendly and mobile friendly for prospective students. This new interface was launched over two weeks ago after two months of working out the final details. The project itself was five years in the making. MyEIU...

10th Day numbers delayed, expected on Thursday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 23, 2019

Tenth Day Enrollment numbers still have not been released because of an issue with being able to report the numbers. The numbers are expected to be released sometime Thursday. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, said in an email Wednesday that the reason for taking ...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 5, 2018

With enrollment up by 7.1 percent, with a total head count of 7,526 students compared to last year’s number of 7,030, Eastern is taking steps to retain students in order to continue to grow enrollment after the release of Tenth Day Enrollment numbers. These steps include revamping the merit scholarship...

Freshmen numbers up 24.5 percent from last year, total headcount up 7 percent

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 4, 2018

Editor’s note: An additional story will be published in Thursday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News that takes a closer look at the factors that went into the increase in enrollment, how the increase in enrollment has affected Housing and Dining and the current retention efforts the university is u...

Freshmen enrollment expected to increase for fall 2018

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

June 6, 2018

With the promise of a state budget that offers a two percent increase in appropriations for Eastern, the freshmen enrollment is also expected to increase for Fall 2018. Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, said freshmen deposits are up 28 percent from last year. Last...

International student enrollment numbers take a hit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 24, 2018

Correction: This story has been edited to reflect that Brenda Cuellar actually went to Colombia and Brazil with the purpose of recruiting international students. The News regrets the error. Despite strides made in Eastern’s Spring 2018 enrollment numbers, there is one area where numbers have dro...

Enrollment projections indicate an increase in enrollment since last semester

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

January 15, 2018

Josh Norman, associate vice president of enrollment management, told the Council on University Planning and Budgeting current enrollment projections for the spring semester at its Friday meeting. As the numbers stand now, new freshman are up by about 36 percent from Spring 2017 to Spring 2018. New...

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