The Daily Eastern News

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 ...

Illinois government experts to discuss state politics, higher education

Staff Report

October 31, 2017

Two experts on Illinois government will take part in a panel discussion about “Higher Education, Pensions and Politics” 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Charleston/Mattoon Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Madeleine Doubek, director of policy and civic engagement for the Better Government...

Column: Rauner’s bill not helping

Megan Ivey, Staff Reporter

September 2, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) signed a bill August 24 to help reduce school disciplinary rates, specifically with suspensions in public and charter schools statewide. The bill will go into effect September 2016. The newly signed bill, Senate Bill 100, will force schools to drop any “zero tolerance policy”...

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