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

Easterns Council of Academic Affairs Chair Marita Gronnvoll speaks during the meeting on Sept. 22 in the Witters Conference Room in Booth Library.

CAA approves courses, revision to sport, recreation management program

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor December 1, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved a new course Sport and Recreation Program Planning, KSR-3290, on Thursday. The three credit hour course is planned to be offered in the fall and...

5th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois presiding Judge Mark Bovard swears in the new Coles County Sheriff Kent Martin at the Coles County Courthouse Thursday morning.

New Coles County Sheriff Kent Martin takes oath of office

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor December 1, 2022

Officers from across Coles County arrived at the Courthouse Thursday morning to witness former Eastern Police Chief Kent Martin being sworn into office as the newly elected Coles County Sheriff. Martin...

Ci Richardson, a senior music education major, wheels down the Stevenson Tower ramp while slowing themself down by holding onto the railings on Thursday, June 9.

Student continues push for accessibility on campus

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor November 30, 2022

Ci Richardson, a senior psychology major, has chronic pains in their body and asthma. Due to this, they are unable to walk long distances due to the pain in their legs.    Richardson must use a wheelchair...

Eastern Alumn Eric Plummer, class of 2018, is handed a bowl of chili during the CCAR Thanksgiving luncheon Tuesday afternoon at CCARs manufactoring plant. Plummer works two jobs, the first as a CCAR manufacturing worker and the second as a janitor.

Statistical disparities in Eastern’s disabled students count

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 30, 2022

Eastern has declined in number of undergraduate and high school dual credit students registered with disabilities from this fall semester at 4.9%, 340 students, from last fall with approximately 6 percent,...

Several students walk around campus, going to and from classes on Thursday afternoon as the first week of classes wraps up.

Lack of official process creates accessibility challenges at Eastern

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

Editors and reporters from the News have struggled for two weeks to find details on how  Eastern accommodates students with disabilities. After hearing stories about fellow students’ struggles, we knew...

Director of Disability Services April Jackson said its office doesnt conduct routine inspections of campus to see if its disability friendly.

Students call for changes in Eastern’s Student Disability Services

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter November 30, 2022

At the end of an anonymous student’s freshman year at Eastern, her father passed away. The death of her father took a toll on her for years, keeping her from enjoying her college experience to the...

Weller is the least accessible because of its cracked sidewalks, step up backdoor entrances and no outside push to open button.

Four out of 37 buildings at Eastern are fully accessible

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 30, 2022

Out of 37 buildings on campus, The News discovered through research that only four of those buildings passed the inspection for being accessible for students with disabilities to navigate the buildings. Editors...

Ci Richardson, a senior psychology major, finds it difficult to navigate even in their accessible apartment. They said their apartment is accessible, but there are little things that are inconveniencing and irritating like the little bump between the kitchen and living room and the railing placement in the bathroom railings.

History shows previous inaccessibility at Eastern

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor November 30, 2022

Moving around Eastern’s campus is challenging for students, faculty and staff with physical disabilities.   An article from 2015 by the Daily Eastern News, discusses the problems Jim Waldrip, a...

Fraternity to celebrate Founders Week with events

Fraternity to celebrate Founders Week with events

November 29, 2022

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. were founded on Dec. 4, 1906, and in honor of that, they will be hosting events all week to celebrate its Founders Week. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., will be...

Members of the Charleston Fire Department finish putting out the fire the north side of the house after a fire took out approximately half of the house at 102 North 12 Street leaving three residents displaced Tuesday evening. Authorities arrived on scene a little after four oclock and Mattoon Fire Department also provided additional resources.

BREAKING: Charleston house fire displaces three residents

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 29, 2022

A house fire at 102 North 12th St. in Charleston occurred Tuesday late afternoon displacing three residents of the home. One resident was present when the fire began and was able to escape through a second...

Shelby Swinford is handed a tray of food during the CCAR Thanksgiving luncheon Tuesday afternoon.

Eastern faculty share Thanksgiving traditions

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 28, 2022

When people think of Thanksgiving. For some people, it’s football. For others, it's the massive Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, but there is a common tradition for this holiday; making memories with families.  And...

Ex-CPD cop receives 6-year sentence after 7 years on the run

Ex-CPD cop receives 6-year sentence after 7 years on the run

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 21, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been updated to show the correct sentencing. David Iwaniw, a former Charleston Police Officer and previously on the Coles County Most Wanted list, was sentenced to six...

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