The Daily Eastern News

Righter addresses state, university budget issues

Sen. Dale Righter gives a legislative update during a Mattoon town hall meeting Tuesday in the Lumpkin Education Center.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2015

Being more than 20 days into the fiscal year with no budget resolution in sight will continue to create issues in Illinois, and universities like Eastern will have to adapt to compete in the economic climate, Sen. Dale Righter said Tuesday. Righter, representing the 55th Senate district containing...

Eastern prepares for budget cuts with layoffs

David Glassman, newly elected president of Eastern, speaks at a press conference introducing him as the new president at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Mon. March 2, 2015 in the University Ballroom. Glassman will begin his position this summer June 1, 2015.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2015

Eastern will begin laying off employees to offset impending budget cuts from the state and low enrollment beginning in July, according to an email President David Glassman sent to faculty and staff at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Glassman states in the email that the number of people who will be laid off...

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman said during a board retreat Saturday that Eastern would have to find ways to reduce expenses and increase...

Eastern seeks preliminary budget approval

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 24, 2015

Eastern will submit a preliminary budget to the Board of Trustees Friday giving the university the authority to spend money in the fiscal year that begins Wednesday despite the state dragging out its own budgetary process. The preliminary budget could change in the future depending on how much money...

BOT to vote on university budget, expenses

Staff Report

June 23, 2015

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on several expenditures for the university, the largest one being $600,000 toward periodicals and books for Booth Library. The board is also scheduled to approve a budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, and submit a budget for fiscal year 2017. Both...

Universities await budget decision from state

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 22, 2015

Eastern faces a potential $13.85 million cut in the fiscal year 2016 budget while uncertainty remains as to what the final numbers will be and when the governor will give his approval. Illinois Sen. Dale Righter, who represents the 55th district containing Eastern, said both Democrats and Republicans...

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