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Partnership to bring free food to youth

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in Chief
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Children 18 and under will have a chance to get a free lunch from June 5 to Aug. 10 during the Summer Meal 2017 program. Beth Gillespie, director for the civic engagement and volunteerism office, said people with either a mental or physical disability, regardless of age, can receive the free lunches. The...

Governor candidate taxes, education

Governor candidate taxes, education

Oliva Swenson-Hultz, Assistant Photo Editor
April 26, 2017
Filed under News, Online

State Sen. Daniel Biss, (D-Evanston) discussed his campaign for governor at a meeting with the EIU Democrats Tuesday. Biss’s campaign is mainly based around reforming the “unfair tax system” and reforming Illinois’s flat income tax system, which has been done away with by the majority of...

Students, professors share memories of late senior

Students, professors share memories of late senior

Kalyn Hayslett and Cassie Buchman
April 24, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

  A vivid memory James Bateman, a senior communication studies major, has of senior Byron Edingburg is seeing him dance across the quad. Seeing his joy made Bateman start dancing, too. This and other aspects of Edingburg’s fun personality are what Bateman said he will miss about his friend. Edingburg,...

Another governor candidate to speak Tuesday

Staff Report
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Online

State Sen. Daniel Biss (D-Evanston), one of the Democratic candidates for governor, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Biss formerly announced he would be running for governor in March. According to his website, he currently represents...

Some stressing, others calm for finals week

Some stressing, others calm for finals week

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  Even though the school year is drawing to a close, it is not yet time for celebration as the anxiety of finals week catches up to students. Some sit huddled in the Booth Library, surrounded by mounds of books and papers. Others bunker down in their homes or lounges across campus. Still...

SACIS: Walk a Mile in Her Shoes (Video)

April 24, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

This video is about the fourth annual mile-long walk hosted by the Sexual Assault and Counseling Information Service in order to raise awareness about sexual violence.

Residence Hall Association brings you the campus carnival (video)

April 24, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

This video is about the campus carnival that was put on by the Residence Hall Association.

Holi 2017: A Festival of Colors

April 24, 2017
Filed under Multimedia

The video is about the Indian celebration of colors, which is known as Holi.

Final vitalization project recommendations to be posted next week

Staff Report
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The final recommendations from Workgroups No. 8 and 9 will be posted on the vitalization project early next week, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News. These workgroups, Academic Visioning I and II, were the last two to submit their suggestions on Friday, April 14. Workgroup No. 8 re...

Transfer students find smooth transition

Cassady Jackson, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

With a mix of new programs and old methods, Eastern has been making the push to attract transfer students. Rita Pearson, a transfer coordinator, said counselors do everything possible to help prospective students. Some strategies she mentioned were conducting unofficial evaluations of transfer...

Charleston businesses talk economic impact of Eastern students

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

Local businesses shared their support of the Eastern community and expressed concerns about declining enrollment and the approaching end of the spring semester. An impact study conducted by Coles Together, an economic development organization, detailed the economic effect Eastern has on the Charleston...

Students are encouraged to Strike Out Against Sexual Assault Wednesday

Chrissy Miller, Administration Writer
April 10, 2017
Filed under News, Online

  The student government aims to spread awareness about sexual assault through an “It’s On Us” activity where students can bowl, eat pizza and take a pledge to help keep women and men safe. “Strike Out Against Sexual Assault” is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the bowling alley...

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