EIU Instructor Talks About Meaning Of Dismissal

Nov 1, 2016

Eastern Illinois University journalism instructor Dan Hagen teaches a newswriting class prior to his dismissal this fall.
Credit Jordan Boner

After hundreds of layoffs at Eastern Illinois University earlier this year, faculty members with annually renewed contracts got word they might be let go this fall semester. One of those 17 faculty members let go, EIU  journalism instructor Dan Hagen, says he was dismissed just two weeks before classes started.  We talked with Hagen about his experience and what he thinks it means for the state of higher education in Illinois.