DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is March 12, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today.

1. Eastern responds to Coronavirus, potential for online-only classes grows

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell sent a message to campus Wednesday urging students to bring all of their course materials home with them over Spring break in case Eastern moves to online-only classes in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Full story:

2. March in protest of white supremacy held Wednesday

Eastern students marched from Booth Library to City Hall on Wednesday in a demonstration against white supremacy messages found on Eastern’s campus two weeks ago. Students carried signs that ready “Black Lives Matter” and “No fear, No Hate.” Full story:

3. Reeder selected as new VPBA

Eastern has chose Sean Reeder to be its next vice president of business affairs. Reeder comes to Eastern from the University of Illinois where he served as the assistant vice president for the office of capital programs and utility services. Full story:

4. Eastern baseball team sweeps Golden Lions

The Eastern baseball team completed a two-game sweep of Arkansas Pine-Bluff on Wednesday, beating the Golden Lions 9-2 on the road. Full story:

5. CEVO asks for donations at Student Senate

Eastern’s office of civic engagement and volunteerism asked for donations at Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting. The donations would go toward Panther Service Day. Full story: