The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA’s OMA vote was right decision

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting last week to reject a bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The proposed bylaw change was a controversial one, in which we at The Daily Eastern News expressed our disagreement w...

CAA rejects OMA changes

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

March 6, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs unanimously rejected changes to its proposal regarding The Open Meetings Act during its meeting Thursday. The proposed revision would have changed the language in the bylaws from “all meetings shall adhere to the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act,” to ...

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...

McLaughlin talks to CAA about OMA

News Staff

February 7, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved a program change within the geology department, which will change the way students complete their work in field camps. Eastern was able to send students to do field camp work that was run by Eastern in the past, but that stopped in 2010 because of issues staffing...

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...

CAA tables bylaw vote until January

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

December 6, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs tabled a bylaw change regarding the Illinois Open Meetings Act Thursday, pending review from Eastern’s counsel after The Daily Eastern News submitted an objection. Laura McLaughlin, general counsel for the university, said in an email that she advised CAA to ta...

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