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Charlie Wheeler to speak at Eastern Wednesday

Staff Report

October 15, 2019

Eastern’s annuitants association speaker series will begin at 3 p.m. Wednesday with Charles Wheeler III in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Wheeler is one of the leading authorities on Illinois politics and government and has followed state politics for ...

Action team to lobby in Springfield for students’ interests

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 25, 2019

Members of student government and other students will be heading to the state capitol Wednesday to lobby for Eastern.  They are all a part of a group called the Student Action Team, and Zac Cohen, the executive vice president of student government and who organized this year’s team, said there a...

Layoffs hit Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, Northeastern Illinois University

Staff Report

June 1, 2017

Two state universities have announced plans this week to eliminate positions and take other measures to stay afloat after weathering two years without a full budget. At Northeastern Illinois University, about 180 full-time positions will be eliminated, according to the Chicago Tribune. This is about...

State university presidents go back to Springfield for budget hearing

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 16, 2017

University Presidents went to Springfield for a budget hearing Thursday, this time in front of the House-Appropriations Higher Education committee. According to an article in the News-Gazette, Eastern President David Glassman spoke on staff cuts at Eastern, as well as the interfund borrowing and defe...

CUPB analyzes economic impact study

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2017

  A packet filled with statistical data addressing Eastern’s economic impact and a mobile platform proposal were presented during a meeting of the Council of University Planning and Budgeting Friday. Paul McCann, interim vice president for business affairs, said an outside consulting firm...

Higher education supporters hold rally in Springfield

Protesters rally for full funding for higher education in Illinois at the State Capitol in Springfield on wednesday.

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 9, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Supporters for higher education across the state made the journey to Springfield Wednesday, despite a blizzard, to rally for higher education and Monetary Award Program Grant funding. Led by the The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, the rally served as part of...

Springfield rally to push for higher ed funding

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

February 8, 2017

A rally will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the first floor rotunda of the Capitol building in Springfield to advocate for support for higher education. The Illinois Coalition to Invest in Higher Education, an umbrella group for colleges and universities and their supporters, is hosting the rally. According...

Faculty senate to hear resolution on U of I funding plan

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 5, 2016

  Faculty Senate will be hearing a resolution about a proposal put forward by the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to get their own funding and leave the rest of the states’ universities to fend for themselves. Senator Billy Hung wrote a proposal in regards to a proposal sent by the...

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