EIU Enrollment Down, Some Dorm Floors to be Empty

This is an AP story but I haven’t seen it locally.

Eight of the 17 floors at Carman Hall will be empty and kept closed because the university doesn’t need the space, The Mattoon Journal Gazette and Charleston Times-Courier reported.
No layoffs are planned but open positions on the dorm’s staff will remain unfilled for the time being.

The university’s freshmen enrollment dropped by approximately 200 students in fall 2010 after declining by about 100 students the year before.