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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.
‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract,...

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.
‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract, signed...

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs reads off a resolution for a street maintenance material bid during the Tuesday evening City Council meeting at City Hall.
City Council approves of $99,237 street maintenance materials
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2022

Charleston City Council voted in favor 4-0 of a $99,237 bid award for street maintenance materials during Tuesday night’s meeting. The award was given...

A sign in front of an empty office left by former Vice President of Business Affairs Sean Reeder after leaving Eastern in late March to start as the Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Eastern expected to name Vice President of Business Affairs later this month
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • May 16, 2022

Eastern, which narrowed its sights on three possible candidates for Vice President of Business Affairs, is expected to make a decision later this month. Here...

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In the top of the eighth, left, Jason DeCicco, a senior left-handed pitcher, is relieved after Jackson Nichols, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, during the Panthers Senior Day game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday afternoon. After stepping off the mound, DeCicco embraces most of the team exchanging sentiments with them.
Panthers snap losing streak on Senior Day
Autumn Schulz and Rob Le Cates May 17, 2022

The Eastern baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon after beating Western Illinois 6-1.  The...

Eastern pitcher Hayden Birdsong releases a pitch against Murray State on April 22 at Laker Baseball Field in Mattoon. Birdsong pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run while striking out a season-high nine batters. Eastern lost the game 17-10.
Panthers lose weekend series against Belmont
Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor • May 15, 2022

The Eastern baseball team could not avoid the sweep Sunday afternoon against Belmont as they dropped the third game 5-3.   The Panthers...

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Kyle Lang, a senior right-handed pitcher, warms up during the Saturday, May 7 Morehead State Series at Coaches Stadium.(Sandy King | Eastern Athletics)
Panthers fall close in second series game against Belmont
Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor • May 14, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon during their second game of a three-game series against Belmont.  The Panthers...

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COLUMN: Growing my hair long helped me appreciate myself
Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief • May 20, 2022

When I came to college last year, I had a few goals to test out my newfound freedom. While obviously being financially responsible and more...

COLUMN: Sonder is a testament to student creativity, filmmaking
COLUMN: "Sonder" is a testament to student creativity, filmmaking
Luke Taylor, Columnist • May 19, 2022

This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of “Sonder: An Anthology of Loss,” along with my roommate whose friend was...

COLUMN: Away from campus blues
COLUMN: Away from campus blues
Ellen Dooley, Columnist • May 18, 2022

Usually, I would be writing from my ever-so-comfortable Andrews Hall, but I am back home in my Chicago-land suburbs. After being home for...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.
Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year
News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester...

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