The Daily Eastern News

EIU faculty grants could be affected by shutdown

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

January 16, 2019

Grants for faculty-led research face the possibility of being affected if the government shutdown continues, but as of right now Eastern has not seen an immediate problem. Robert Chesnut, the director of grants and research for research and sponsored programs, said there really is not a huge emergen...

Political science professor discusses similarities between Illinois budget crisis, current government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 14, 2019

In 2015 Illinoisans began experiencing a 793-day-long budget crisis that lasted into 2017, and Ryan Burge, professor of political science, is seeing similarities between it and the 25-day-long government shutdown U.S. citizens are currently facing. “This speaks to a larger problem. The reason that the Illin...

Government shutdown is a tantrum by an unfit president

Staff Editorial

January 9, 2019

How can we take President Donald Trump seriously when he lies straight to our faces? The current government shutdown is nothing more then an outburst from an unfit political leader. In fact, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer called the shutdown a temper tantrum, saying, “The president of the United States having f...

Top 5 things students should know about the government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

January 7, 2019

As the days add to what is currently the third-longest U.S. government shutdown, some have expressed concerns about what the shutdown could mean for citizens as well as students in higher education. Here’s what you need to know. 1. The shutdown will not affect the student’s financial aid for the current ...

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