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STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA should be compliant with OMA

Editorial Staff

February 13, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs, at the behest of University Counsel Laura McLaughlin, is considering an amendment to its bylaws which would no longer subject the CAA to the Illinois Open Meetings Act, and instead would encourage the CAA to function “within the spirit” of the OMA. We at ...

CAA to discuss OMA bylaw revision Thursday

Logan Raschke and Corryn Brock

February 13, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs will discuss CAA and the Open Meetings Act again during its Thursday meeting, and Eastern’s general counsel Laura McLaughlin said she still stands by her opinion that CAA is not subject to the OMA. CAA and the Open Meetings Act On Feb. 6, The Daily Eastern News report...

CAA to talk Open Meetings Act bylaw revision Thursday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 6, 2020

General Counsel Laura McLaughlin will speak to the Council on Academic Affairs about the Open Meetings Act during its meeting Thursday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Currently, the “Procedures of the Council on Academic Affairs” section in CAA’s bylaws states “All meetings shall adhere...

McLaughlin discusses new general counsel position, goals at Eastern

Laura McLaughlin was hired as Eastern’s general counsel this past July. She said this year she will focus on understanding Eastern.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 30, 2018

Eastern’s new general counsel, or lead attorney, was named July 30 of this past summer. Lynette Drake, interim vice president for student affairs, said she sat in on interviews for this position and knew what they were looking for in the candidates. “I was looking for someone who would represent the best int...

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