The Daily Eastern News

Will program cut fund border?

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

March 31, 2019

President Donald Trump’s administration said Saturday it intends to end foreign assistance programs for Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. On the surface, that move does not seem to imply more than what you and I can read it for at face value: They just will not send more aid to those countries, ...

Thousands to attend “Teach Out” rally in Springfield

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

April 25, 2017

In 1975, the state of Illinois paid roughly 82% of the cost for students to attend college. Over four decades later, Illinois now pays roughly 38% of that cost. Billy Hung, media coordinator of Eastern’s chapter of the University of Professionals of Illinois and assistant professor of biology,...

City Council approves athletic funding

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

April 18, 2017

The Charleston City Council approved funding in multiple areas to help Eastern in its expenses in athletic events. The council authorized Expenditure of Tourism Funds for the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies in the amount of $2,230 to cover expenses relating to the Illinois High School...

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 is a Human Right.” The first prizewinner will be awarded $250, followed by second place with...

CUPB hears MLK jr. University Union cost-savings plan

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

February 13, 2017

The Council on University Planning and Budget heard about the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union’s budget and cost-savings plans at its meeting Friday. Cathy Engelkes, deputy director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, said over the last couple of years union personnel have been...

Faculty senate to hear resolution on U of I funding plan

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 5, 2016

  Faculty Senate will be hearing a resolution about a proposal put forward by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to get their own funding and leave the rest of the states’ universities to fend for themselves. Senator Billy Hung wrote a proposal in regards to a proposal sent by the...

Additional funding to be used for operations

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 29, 2016

The $5.6 million Eastern is set to receive from the Illinois Board of Higher Education will be used to manage the university’s funds and for other operational expenses. According to the Chicago Tribune, members of the Illinois Board of Higher Education recently approved giving $17 million to Easte...

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