Student enrollment is down by three percent this year at Eastern Illinois University but it shouldn't hurt the schools bottom line by much. That's according to Admissions Director Brenda Major who says a new renewable energy center is opening, which should help cushion the school's bottom line.
The University is shutting down eight of the 17 floors in Carman Hall this year. Major says it's a step that must be taken in order to conserve resources. New recruitment efforts will expand the universities reach to Illinois' neighboring states and help replenish enrollment by next year.