Saturday, February 13, 2016


The lack of a state budget is continuing to affect state universities in Illinois, with some schools planning additional cuts to staff or classes. Eastern Illinois University President David Glassman told the Faculty Senate on Tuesday that 30-day layoff notices would be sent to an estimated 200 non-instructional employees late this week or early next week. The university also plans to furlough all administrative and professional staff in March. If the state budget is passed or appropriations are released to Eastern before the March layoff date, at least some of the layoffs could be rescinded and the employees recalled. "That's what's so difficult emotionally for all of us as we think about these things because we are dealing with real people's lives," Glassman said.

1 comment:

  1. I am an EIU student and Charleston native. This breaks my heart. But I've been around long enough to know what goes around, comes around. Greed is never free. It carries a high cost, as does lack of compassion for your fellow human beings. Rauner was elected by a narrow margin, and if he thinks the people of Illinois will re-elect him, he's not too bright, despite a bachelor's degree from Dartmouth and an MBA from Harvard. He's not long for Springfield. He'll be back home in Winnetka doing whatever it was he did before the people of Illinois cast votes to greed instead of humanity. You reap what you sow.