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Glassman addresses state of university, underlines successes, goals

Eastern President David Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Thursday afternoon. Glassman spoke multiple times of the growing status of Eastern, largely in part to a growth in enrollment and a stronger state budget situation.

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

October 3, 2019

Eastern will have to continue regulating its expenses this fiscal year to maintain a balanced budget. However, for fiscal year 2020, Eastern will not be required to reduce spending from the previous fiscal year in order for revenues to match last year’s spending rate. Eastern President David Glassman ...

Glassman talks capital development needs request, Springfield

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019

Eastern requested $145 million in capital development needs and emergency capital needs from Springfield on Feb. 28. Eastern President David Glassman said he and Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, were asked to testify in Springfield and discuss the university's capital dev...

Student safety addressed, Glassman’s plan

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 1, 2019

Eastern President David Glassman said he wants to meet with African-American student organizations on campus to understand what they mean by “not feeling safe” on or off campus. Glassman also said he plans to have the Student Government, the different vice presidents and the deans to participate in...

Glassman to give State of University

Staff Report

September 11, 2017

Eastern President David Glassman is set to give the university’s annual State of the University Address 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. According to a press release from the university, the address will cover topics such as the university’s FY18 budget,...

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,...

Students voice ideas at forum

Hashni Vidana, a biological sciences graduate student asked asks a question of President Glassman during Monday night’s “Dr. G. You and Me” student forum in Buzzard Auditorium. Vidana suggested a mentoring program for all new students. She said while obtaining her Bachelor’s in England her mentor was very beneficial with basic things such as finding a grocery store and said all new students could benefit from a similar program.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

March 7, 2017

Students told Eastern President David Glassman their suggestions and concerns about the university’s community at an open student forum Tuesday evening. Hashni Vidana, an international graduate student studying biological sciences, said while getting her bachelor’s degree in England, she noticed...

Glassman proposal calls for control over international students’ tuition

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 27, 2016

  The Board of Trustees heard a report about progress of the vitalization project and Eastern President David Glassman’s proposition asking the board to give him control over international students’ tuition at its meeting Friday, Nov. 18. The vitalization project consists of nine workgroups,...

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