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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

‘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...

Provost Jay Gatrell and C.C. Wharram, the director of the Center for Humanities, attended the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday at Booth Library. The meeting looked at Gatrell’s college reorganization plan, which was revealed on Monday.

Faculty Senate raises issues with reorganization plan

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter April 3, 2018

The Faculty Senate raised concerns with Provost Jay Gatrell’s college reorganization plan, which was first proposed Monday, at its meeting on Tuesday. The plan involves the creation of a new College...

Workgroup Review Committee submits final recommendations

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 16, 2018

The Workgroup Review Committee officially sent out their final draft of recommendations on Tuesday, with a copy being available on their website at This group was originally tasked with...

Brooke Schwartz | The Daily Eastern News
The Workgroup Review Committee was staffed back in October and was tasked with looking back at suggestions made by last years Workgroups no. 8 and 9. With their deadline approaching, the committee will be uploading their final recommendations Tuesday at noon on the committee website

Workgroup Review Committee to submit final report

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 15, 2018

The Workgroup Review Committee, which has been meeting since Oct. 20, will submit its final recommendations on Tuesday for Provost Jay Gatrell, Eastern President David Glassman and the rest of campus to...

Joshua Awalt is the interim associate V.P for Information Technology Services. He said his department is working hard to prepare for the campus-wide switch from Banner 8 to Banner 9, dealing with academic partnership, the WiFi on campus and more.

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 9, 2018

The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review...

Vitalization referendum sent out

February 14, 2017

Faculty were emailed a referendum Monday asking them to vote on whether or not they have confidence in the process and outcomes of vitalization project Workgroup no.7. The Faculty Senate sent out the...

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor February 7, 2017

The Faculty Senate finalized language for a referendum on faculty confidence in the vitalization project process at its meeting Tuesday. The original referendum asked faculty to answer the question,...

Workgroup no. 9 schedules town hall meetings

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor January 24, 2017

EDIT: Melinda Mueller was erroneously quoted in a previous version of this article. Mueller should have been quoted as saying the organization subcommittee may ultimately conclude the current academic...

Intercollegiate athletics workgroup review data

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 16, 2016

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, came to explain data to Workgroup no. 4, which focuses on intercollegiate athletics. Every year, the NCAA requires the university to do...

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