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

Adult dead, child in critical condition after falling through ice

Adult dead, child in critical condition after falling through ice

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 16, 2022

One adult is dead and a child is in critical condition after a fall through the ice over a pond near Charleston. The deceased has been identified as Carlos Serafin. Coles-Moultrie County Emergency Communications...

Naming Committee ex-officio convenor Ken Wetstein and committee members Angie Campbell and Diane Burns review the rough draft of a letter that will be sent to University President David Glassman during a meeting Jan. 13. The letter will include the committees findings on each name the committee was asked to review.

Naming Committee set to send Glassman letter with findings

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Eastern’s Naming Committee met for what may have been the final meeting on renaming Douglas Hall before the Board of Trustees will discuss, but not vote, on a name change during the BOT meeting Jan....

Ken Wetstein, ex-officio convener of the Naming Committee, discusses what the next steps in the naming process will look like.

Naming Committee to prepare Douglas Hall renaming recommendation Thursday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 12, 2022

Eastern’s Naming Committee will finalize its recommendation on potential new names for Douglas Hall during its meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. in Old Main, room 1019. A draft of the letter shows the strengths...

Eastern alum Sue Borries is missing after a plane crash on a trip from Chame to Contadora.

Family of missing Eastern alum seeking help from U.S. in locating wreckage from plane crash

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2022

The family of a missing Eastern alum is asking for the United States government to assist in the search for an Eastern alum who went missing after a plane crash near Panama. Eastern alum and retired...

Students walk to their classes on the first day of the Spring semester on Monday afternoon.

Students reflect on first day of classes

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 10, 2022

Classes for the spring semester began Jan. 10 and despite the continued obstacles of the COVID-19 pandemic, students are ready to get started. That includes Justus Lopresto-Jackson, a sophomore computer...

Kate Montgomery (right), a freshman psychology major, gets instruction from Corey Bentley, a senior health administration major, at the COVID-19 testing site in the Lantz Arena Fieldhouse on Dec. 2, 2020. [I] just want to make sure I don’t have COVID so I don’t spread it with any family or friends. I’m staying here but I visit home every weekend, Montgomery said.

Eastern ‘strongly encouraging’ COVID-19 testing ahead of spring semester

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

Eastern is encouraging, but not requiring, all students and employees to take COVID-19 tests upon returning to campus. Testing will be available at Court 5 of the Student Rec Center Jan. 10, 11 and 12...

Eastern alum missing after plane crash

Eastern alum missing after plane crash

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

Eastern alum Sue Borries is missing after a private plane splashed into the Pacific off the coast of Panama and sank Monday. The Associated Press is reporting that Borries is one of two American citizens...

Keithan Hedrick and Quiante Hedrick pitch their business on Shark Tank.

Eastern alum to enter the Shark Tank Friday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 6, 2022

Eastern alum and former Eastern football team member Keithan Hedrick and his wife, Quiante, will appear on the Jan. 7 episode of Shark Tank, a show that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their products or...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, speaks during the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. During the meeting, Ade voted against a contract extension for University President David Glassman after speaking to student leaders who said they did not believe Glassman should have a contract extension. The one-year contract was approved and Glassman plans to serve as president until the end of his contract when he intends to retire.

Pritzker appoints Ade to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Payton Ade, student trustee on the Board of Trustees and sophomore interpersonal communication major, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The commission’s...

Ken Wetstein, ex-officio convener of the Naming Committee, discusses what the next steps in the naming process will look like.

Naming Committee reviews Douglas Hall name replacements, talks next steps in process

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2021

During the Naming Committee meeting Wednesday, Ken Wetstein, ex-offico convener of the committee and Vice President for University Advancement, informed the committee of University President David Glassman’s...

Naming Committee member Steven Scher reviews a list of previous and future actions of the committee Nov. 18.

Naming Committee to review potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee will meet at noon Wednesday to discuss potential new names for Douglas Hall. In the committee’s last meeting, members had received a list of recommendations from University...

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