The Daily Eastern News

Faculty Senate talks committees, profit-loss sheets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 7, 2016

  The Faculty Senate discussed concerns with how Eastern is approaching some trouble areas, such as the profit-loss sheets, and it assigned members to committees. Profit-loss sheets look at the cost efficiency of different programs on campus. Senate chair Jemmie Robertson told faculty senate...

Righter addresses state, university budget issues

Sen. Dale Righter gives a legislative update during a Mattoon town hall meeting Tuesday in the Lumpkin Education Center.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 22, 2015

Being more than 20 days into the fiscal year with no budget resolution in sight will continue to create issues in Illinois, and universities like Eastern will have to adapt to compete in the economic climate, Sen. Dale Righter said Tuesday. Righter, representing the 55th Senate district containing...

Faculty layoffs affect class schedules

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 19, 2015

Some students will have to adjust their fall class schedules with half of Eastern’s academic departments seeing a reduction in annually contracted faculty. President David Glassman announced last week that 26 faculty members have been laid off, three have been reduced to half time and about 10 other...

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Some employees to receive unpaid furlough

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 16, 2015

Eastern will be implementing unpaid furlough days for Administrative and Professional employees as part of a university-wide expense-cutting initiative to keep the budget balanced in fiscal year 2016. Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, said the university would save $700,000...

Eastern lays off 3 electricians

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 9, 2015

With layoffs on the horizon for some Eastern employees, three of the university’s electricians have already lost their jobs. John Warner, the Eastern representative for Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 146, said three electricians would be out of work starting Friday. Warner said...

AFSCME union prepares for potential layoffs

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

July 2, 2015

With all areas of the university expected to see layoffs this summer, workers under the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union are preparing for potential losses. Roughly 250 members of AFSCME work at Eastern, including building service workers, clerical/technical staff...

Eastern prepares for budget cuts with layoffs

David Glassman, newly elected president of Eastern, speaks at a press conference introducing him as the new president at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, Mon. March 2, 2015 in the University Ballroom. Glassman will begin his position this summer June 1, 2015.

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 30, 2015

Eastern will begin laying off employees to offset impending budget cuts from the state and low enrollment beginning in July, according to an email President David Glassman sent to faculty and staff at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. Glassman states in the email that the number of people who will be laid off...

BOT approves $172 million budget; state funding uncertain

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

June 29, 2015

The Board of Trustees passed a budget of about $172 million Friday, though administrators said expenditures could change depending on how much money comes in from the state. President David Glassman said during a board retreat Saturday that Eastern would have to find ways to reduce expenses and increase...

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