The Daily Eastern News

RISE Chat panel talks college race issues

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2019

Eastern students learned about race issues from several different perspectives Monday night, courtesy of six panelists at the event. Outside of the Buzzard auditorium, a mix of students, faculty and community members mingled over pizza and soda, provided by Eastern President David Glassman’s office,...

Shimkus discusses minimum wage, EIU

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2019

The EIU College Republicans invited U.S. Representative John Shimkus to campus Friday to speak to students and members of the Charleston community. Shimkus said he does not hold town halls, rather he meets with individuals one-on-one, but Michael Fields, the president of the College Republicans, said...

College degrees offer more than a job

Staff Editorial

February 14, 2018

We think it is pretty safe to say that college students want a job after they graduate. The Daily Eastern News editorial board does not anticipate many angry emails disputing this fact in our inboxes tomorrow. It is also pretty safe to say that in this day and age, going to a 4-year university is al...

Faculty forum looks at threats to higher education

Panelists speak at a faculty forum where threats to higher education, including decreased funding, were addressed.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

February 13, 2018

Decreased funding for colleges and universities and how the public misunderstands their mission were two threats to higher education looked at during a faculty forum on Tuesday. The forum included an introduction from economics professor  Teshome Abebe and four panelists: Provost Jay Gatrell, histo...

Forum to discuss threats to higher education

Brooke Schwartz, Administration reporter

February 11, 2018

Threats to higher education in Illinois, and what can be done to solve them, will be talked about during a forum set for 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Speaking at the forum will be panelists English professor Jeannie Ludlow, coordinator of the women’s,...

Higher education specialization, pension make future uncertain

Richard Wandling, chair of the political science department, talked about Eastern’s future with hope. “We’ve had some bumps and bruises over the past two years, … but I’m optomistic,” Wandling said.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 1, 2017

Illinois’ lack of funding, specifically for higher education and pensions, was dissected in Wednesday’s “Higher Education, Pensions and Politics” panel. One audience member said in the past, higher education was seen as a social good, while now the perception has changed to define it as a pe...

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...

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,...

State universities asked to ‘tighten belt’ to fill possible deficit

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

March 8, 2017

Representatives from the nine public universities and three higher education agencies met with the Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and were asked how they can “tighten their belts” in order to fill a proposed budget deficit. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in...

Glassman to Senate: We’ve already cut back all we can

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

March 8, 2017

Eastern President David Glassman met with the Illinois Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and presented the ongoing struggles the university has endured as a result of the budget impasse. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in which spending exceeds revenue by $4.6 billion,...

Springfield rally to push for higher ed funding

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 8, 2017

A rally will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol building in Springfield to advocate for support for higher education. The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, an umbrella group for colleges and universities and their supporters, is hosting the rally. According...

Committee to start reviewing philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff reporter

January 23, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met with Jon Blitz, president of the EIU-UPI Monday to hear his advice and perspective as the committee moves forward in reviewing four programs. The programs submitted to the committee for review include the bachelor’s in philosophy,...

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