The Daily Eastern News

EDITORIAL: BOT should see contract, vote after

Staff Editorial

January 27, 2020

On Friday the Board of Trustees approved a new contract for Eastern President David Glassman.  According to Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, the contract has yet to be written even though the board approved a two-year renewal of Glassman’s contract, a 10 percent market-based salary...

Administration determines implementation for workgroup recommendations

Staff Report

April 26, 2017

After analyzing the recommendations from vitalization project workgroups, the administration has updated and implemented some suggestions from Workgroups no. 1, 4, 5 and 6. Workgroup no. 1, Student Services, suggested filling positions in the University Police Department. With the recent police...

President Glassman listens to students’ concerns about discrimination

President Glassman and diversity committee member, Samara Abdoulaye Pedila discussed issues affecting minority groups on campus of Eastern Saturday in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Chrissy Miller, Administrative Reporter

April 10, 2017

Students expressed concerns about discrimination students face from police, in campus housing and the Greek community during a forum with Eastern President David Glassman. Glassman said making all students feel welcome and that diverse groups felt they had a voice in the community was important. “We...

Glassman to hear student suggestions

President David Glassman address member of faculty senate Friday, Jan. 27 in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. Studnet Union.

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 2, 2017

President David Glassman will take ideas and opinions for Eastern’s future from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday in the Buzzard Auditorium. Claire Boarman, student chair for academic affairs, said Glassman plans to use “Dr. G.: You and Me” to plan improvements to the school that current Panthers want...

Conference to focus on best practices for enrollment management

Staff Report

February 7, 2017

An annual conference to highlight recruiting, marketing and student success will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Union. According to the enrollment management website, the conference offers an opportunity to attend sessions and discuss ways to “improve...

Search for provost candidates begins

Staff Report

January 26, 2017

The search committee for a new provost and vice president for academic affairs has started soliciting candidates, according to an email sent by Eastern President David Glassman. Executive search firm Witt/Kiefer will work with the committee to find a pool of qualified candidates, the email said. A...

President Glassman to be given award

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 26, 2017

Eastern President David Glassman will be honored and presented an award at the 2017 Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony on Saturday. The Charleston Area Chamber of Commerce will be awarding Glassman with the Outstanding Citizen Award at the dinner. Cindy White, president and CEO of the Charleston...

Eastern could look at potential compact proposal

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 17, 2016

  As the University of Illinois attempts to secure funding from legislators from the state for its own campuses, Eastern is potentially looking at and discussing the options for proposals of its own. According to the Chicago Tribune, the University of Illinois system asking for a deal tha...

Glassman to teach forensic anthropology

Nick Teresky, Contributing Writer

November 2, 2016

Even though he is currently serving as Eastern’s president, David Glassman will be taking another role as an anthropology professor next semester. The class Glassman will be teaching is ANT 3960F, Intro to Forensic Anthropology. The class will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evenings in room 3103...

“Pumpkin’ with the Prez” a success

Luiza Sobell, freshman psychology and marketing major, explains her team’s pumkin design to Eastern president David Galssman and members of the crowd who helped Glassman pick her team’s pumkin as the winner of ‘Pumkin with the Pres,” hosted by the Eastern student senate. Sobell said she is from Brazil, so she had never carved a pumkin before Monday. “I’ve always liked the designs I’ve seen in movies and I wanted to do one,” Sobell said.

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 24, 2016

Luiza Soboll, a freshman psychology major, never carved a pumpkin in her life until she and her team, members from the sorority Sigma Sigma Sigma, did at Monday’s Prowlin’ with the Prez event, “Pumpkin’ with the Prez.” Though born in America, Soboll said she was raised in Brazil and always...

CAA looks at moratorium, reviews reports

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 5, 2016

The Council on Academic Affairs is meeting again after a week off to discuss a moratorium and program review summaries Eastern President David Glassman asked the CAA in an email to send two nominations to him for a committee to help him choose a replacement for Provost Blair Lord. The CAA will...

Glassman addresses university challenges, talks remedies

President David Glassman speaks of the negative impact on Eastern’s reserve funds due to low enrollment and the state’s inability to pass a budget this past fiscal year during the State of the University Address in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center Wednesday.

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

September 7, 2016

Eastern President David Glassman talked about challenges that occurred due to low enrollment and the lack of a budget and his plans to remedy them with a Vitalization Project at his State of the University Address. 7,400 students have enrolled at Eastern this fall, while last fall there were 8,520. “This...

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