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‘Year of transition’ underway at Eastern

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 20, 2018

A plan to restructure colleges and create a new one was approved by the board of trustees over the summer and put into effect during July. The plan involves many changes, including the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services, the creation of a new school of communications and journalism...

Faculty Senate to address its response to Workgroup Review Committee Recommendations

Staff Report

March 5, 2018

The Faculty Senate will discuss its response to the recommendations of the Workgroup Review Committee at its meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. The Workgroup Review Committee analyzed suggestions originally made by Workgroups No. 8 and 9 during the vitalization project. Workgroups...

Faculty Senate staffs committee, discusses impasse

Brooke Schwartz | Daily Eastern News
Faculty Senate chair Jemmie Robertson explains his meeting with Illinois Board of Higher Education to the rest of the senate. At the meeting, they had discussed Eastern’s future, especially where it concered the budget and the past budget impasse.

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 17, 2017

The Faculty Senate met on Tuesday to staff a committee that will review vitalization project Workgroups no. 8 and 9. The committee to review Workgroups no. 8 and 9 from the previous year’s vitalization program was officially staffed by members of the senate who voted with a ballot during the meeting. The...

Nominations being taken for committee to give feedback on Workgroups no. 8,9

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 5, 2017

Nominations to serve on a committee to review and give feedback on vitalization Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations will be taken by the Faculty Senate until Monday Oct. 16. The Faculty Senate has sent out a call to faculty asking for them to nominate people and self-nominate to serve on the com...

Faculty senate to discuss new committee proposal

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

October 2, 2017

The Faculty Senate has been sent a proposal by the Provost asking it to look at recommendations made by Workgroups no. 8 and 9 in the vitalization project, according to the agenda for its meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. Provost Jay Gatrell submitted a written report to the...

Eastern President David Glassman speaks on budget successes, challenges

Samuel Nusbaum, Staff Reporter

September 14, 2017

An update on athletics, including a timeframe for when a decision will be made on deciding how many sports team Eastern should support, and an update on the budget were provided at Eastern President David Glassman’s State of the University speech. Because of the end of the three-year budget impass...

Do not repeat the mistakes of last year

Staff Report

September 14, 2017

While we never like to hyperbolize in the newsroom, there is a chance we would not be exaggerating when we say the university has been through hell and back these past few years. Eastern has taken so many hits, whether it is through low enrollment, the budget crisis, potential program deletions —...

Town Hall meetings set to reveal marketing plan

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

August 29, 2017

To show the progress being made by the Thorburn Group and gain community feedback, Eastern’s recently-hired professional marketing partner, Town Hall meetings are scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. The meetings are set for 10 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and...

Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 28, 2017

  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted to be deleted was adult and community education, though that had already been put on hiatus. While t...

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...

Final vitalization recommendations posted

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 25, 2017

Workgroups No. 8 and No. 9, Academic Visioning I and II, posted their recommendations on the vitalization project webpage earlier this week. Workgroup No. 9 recommended looking at reorganizing the academic colleges’ structure; reorganizing academics on Eastern’s website; creating a task force...

Workgroup No. 8 hears new master’s degree program proposal

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

March 26, 2017

Eric Davidson, interim director of Health Service, proposed three possible offerings for a master’s program in college health promotion during a meeting for Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I. Davidson suggested combining both the master’s in college student affairs and the master’s of science...

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