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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.

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Eastern’s spring-to-spring enrollment remains steady

Audra Gullquist, Assistant News Editor February 15, 2024

Editor's Note: The previous version of this story contained correct numbers that were misinterpreted by the reporter. This version contains the correct interpretations.   Eastern’s 10th day enrollment...

Associate Vice President of Enrollment Management Josh Norman presents at Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Norman’s presentation highlighted Eastern’s enrollment statistics with comparisons to 2020s numbers.

Faculty Senate talks enrollment, recruitment

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 26, 2021

Faculty Senate’s meeting Tuesday revolved around enrollment numbers on campus and what the Senate can do to continue increasing those numbers. Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Josh...

Eastern student count shows 0.2 percent drop

Eastern student count shows 0.2 percent drop

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 10, 2021

Eastern is reporting a 0.2 percent drop in total enrollment for the Fall 2021 semester, according to a press release from Thursday afternoon. This equates to a drop of 18 students. The university called...

Enrollment: on-campus total down 3.16 percent

Corryn Brock, News Editor January 31, 2020

A full report of 10th-day enrollment numbers showed a 3.16 percent decrease in on-campus enrollment but a total 1.57 percent increase in students. The current on-campus head count is 4,475 students,...

10th-Day: Eastern sees spring-to-spring increase

Corryn Brock, News Editor January 30, 2020

Tenth-day enrollment numbers revealed a total of 7,621 students enrolled in classes at Eastern, 181 more students than the Spring 2019 semester. Excluding high school, the students taking dual-credit...

CUPB to hear enrollment, marketing updates

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter October 31, 2019

Josh Norman, the associate vice president for enrollment management, will highlight Eastern’s marketing plan during the Council on University Planning and Budget meeting Friday. The meeting will be...

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...

Eastern President David Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday afternoon. Glassman spoke multiple times of the growing status of Eastern, largely in part to a growth in enrollment and a stronger state budget situation.

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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