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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Three arrested after shots fired near downtown
Three arrested after shots fired near downtown
Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief • January 18, 2022

Two teens and a 33-year-old have been charged with a combined nine felonies following shots fired north of downtown Charleston on Jan. 14. Charleston...

University President David Glassman and BOT Chairperson Joyce Madigan converse following the BOT meeting on Jan. 21.
BOT approves the fiscal year of 2022 budget, athletic director 3-year employment extension
Madelyn Kidd, News Editor • January 21, 2022

Eastern's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve at $165 million budget for the fiscal year 2022 during Friday’s meeting. The FY22  budget...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson opens a discussion about Honors course HON 1191 at the Nov. 11 meeting in the Witter’s Conference Room. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.
CAA votes for new computer information technology course
Madelyn Kidd, News Editor • January 20, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a new computer and information technology course to start in the fall 2022 semester at Thursday’s meeting. At...

Students gather for an Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism event meant to honor Martin Luther King Jr. through community service.
Students volunteer, learn about MLK’s history
Katja Benz, Campus Reporter • January 19, 2022

The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism held volunteer events Jan. 17 in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union....

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Eastern head coach Marty Simmons talks to freshman forward Paul Bizimana during a timeout in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.
Panthers to welcome Redhawks Saturday following road loss to Murray State
Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor • January 21, 2022

The Eastern men’s basketball team only had seven players available on Thursday evening as they dropped to 2-15 overall after losing to...

Eastern guard Lariah Washington defends Murray State forward Hannah McKay in Easterns game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Washington had seven points and six rebounds in the game, which Eastern lost 80-71.
Panthers grab road win in rematch against Murray State, prepare to host SEMO
Adam Tumino, Sports Editor • January 21, 2022

Just three days after losing to Murray State at home, the Eastern women's basketball team responded Thursday against the Racers on the road...

Eastern guard Kashawn Charles surveys the court in the Panthers game against Murray State on Jan. 17 in Lantz Arena. Eastern lost the game 72-46.
Trio of teams fighting for top spot in OVC men's basketball standings
Ryan Meyer, Men's Basketball Reporter • January 20, 2022

Three OVC men’s basketball teams are in close contention for the top spot in the conference early in the season; Murray State, Morehead...

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COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity
COLUMN: Geese’s debut shows promise, maturity
Ryan Meyer, Columnist • January 21, 2022

I’ve spent my day absorbing New York band Geese’s debut album “Projector,” and after months of only listening to “First World...

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities
COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities
Gisella Mancera, Columnist • January 20, 2022

Religion has been the driving factor of social cohesion for centuries. Empires and governments have been based on religious values and the...

EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming
EDITORIAL: Powell, Nortons best options for renaming
January 19, 2022

As Eastern’s Board of Trustees meets Friday, a discussion will be had on the renaming of Douglas Hall. This comes after the...

Graduate Supervisor for Freshman Connection, Jess Meadows, a graduate student studying counseling, plays a drawing game with freshman at the Freshmen Connection game night at Lawson Hall Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022.
THROUGH THE LENS: Freshman Connection Game Night
Iyanna Stanton, Photographer • January 20, 2022

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