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EIU Situation Follow Up

The layoff notices have been sent out at Eastern Illinois University, but that's only part of the bigger picture. In addition to many staff members having to take furlough days, there are several other obstacles the campus community is facing. Many positions are under a hiring freeze and that's putting some departments in a bind. ... READ MORE >>

EIU Testing Center Layoffs

Today was the day employees at Eastern Illinois University's testing services hoped wouldn't come. This afternoon two workers within the department were laid off and services suspended. This is just another example of what the state budget impasse is doing to the Charleston campus. The move will directly affect students who need the service to succeed in the classroom. EIU Disablity Services Direc ... READ MORE >>

Lake Land College Layoffs

Josh Bullock, President of Lake Land College, says the Board of Trustees voted at last night's meeting to move forward with laying off two positions: an Assistant Director of Physical Plant Operations and a custodian, and eliminating a Web Learning Specialist and a CTPD Technician. Bullock says that since these are non-instruction positions, students will not notice the minimal change in staff ... READ MORE >>

"Fund EIU"

Within the last couple of hours, hundreds gathered on Eastern Illinois University's campus, all hoping to send a message to state leaders about the importance of a budget for higher education. It's called "Fund EIU" and word of the rally spread through social media this week after Eastern announced it would have to lay off two hundred employees. The lay off's come amid a 7-month state budget imp ... READ MORE >>

Oakland Illinois School District Enrichment-Tutorial Program

A local school district is making 20 minutes of their day really count! Principal of the Oakland School District, Adam Clapp, says they adopted the Enrichment -Tutorial program four years ago. He says the program allows the 6th-12th grade students to spend 20 minutes a day doing activities such as dance, computer coding, tutoring and more. However, if students are having trouble with their grad ... READ MORE >>