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Recent Eastern graduate dies, Greeks remember Sigma Nu brother

Corryn Brock, News Editor

May 26, 2020

James “Jimmy” Lund, a Spring 2020 graduate and member of the Lambda Gamma chapter of Sigma Nu at Eastern, died Sunday morning. Fraternity brothers and friends took to social media to remember Lund after hearing of his death, the tweet from his fraternity’s chapter reading,  “We (are) saddened...

Combs issues executive order regarding outdoor dining services in Charleston

Staff Report

May 26, 2020

Charleston is among the many other communities in Illinois set to enter the third phase of Gov. Pritzker’s Restore Illinois plan beginning May 29. Phase three allows for restaurants and bars to reopen for outdoor seating and curbside services only, and Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs signed an executive...

Pedila fondly remembers her time at Eastern and involvement in Student Government

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

May 22, 2020

Senior Samira Abdoulaye Pedila gave her last words of wisdom and her final goodbyes to Eastern as she graduates and moves on to the next chapter in her life. Pedila said it’s bittersweet that she’s graduating because she’s been at Eastern for four years and it’s been her safe place for a long...

Looking at spending for Student Government and Apportionment Board during COVID-19

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

May 21, 2020

At the beginning of the year Student Government started out with $44,000 and the Apportionment Board started out with $44,560. But the year was cut short due to COVID-19 which raises a question of whether or not all the money was spent. Student Government President Carson Gordon said the Student Government...

Rep. Bailey removed from House chamber for refusing to comply with face covering requirement

Staff Report

May 20, 2020

State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) was escorted out of the Band of Springfield Center in Wednesday afternoon for refusing to comply with new House rules requiring face coverings that was passed with bipartisan support earlier Wednesday. A motion was made to remove Bailey and was passed by a vote of...

Second EIU student says she was sexually assaulted by athlete

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2020

Update 9:32 p.m. Monday: In a statement to The Daily Eastern News, Eastern said via spokesperson Josh Reinhart its policies and procedures handling sexual assaults have never included disciplinary input from coaches or athletic administrators. Eastern's Monday night statement was strongly refu...

Eastern admits it was aware of sexual assault report in 2017, fails to answer key questions

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

May 1, 2020

In statements made to The Daily Eastern News on Friday, both Eastern and the Eastern Athletic Department admitted they were made aware of a sexual assault complaint filed by former Eastern soccer player Malorie Henderlong in May of 2017. Henderlong alleged she was sexually assaulted by a member...

Man shot Thursday morning was an intruder, police say

Staff Report

May 1, 2020

The man who was shot Thursday morning in the 2200 block of Ninth Street was allegedly attempting to enter the apartment by force, according to new information from the Charleston Police Department. Investigators were able to determine the man was shot by a resident of the apartment, according to CPD. After...

Former EIU soccer player alleges sexual assault against former Eastern baseball player

Henderlong is seen here delivering her speech about surviving an alleged sexual assault at the hands of an Eastern baseball player in 2017.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2020

Editors note: This is a developing story, we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.  Update 2 p.m. Friday: In statements made to The Daily Eastern News on Friday, both Eastern and the Eastern Athletic Department admitted they were made aware in May of 2017 of a sexual ...

Man shot on 9th Street, airlifted to Carle

Staff Report

April 30, 2020

A man was shot and airlifted to Carle Clinic for treatment of his gunshot wound early Thursday morning, according to a Charleston Police Department press release. The man was shot in the 2200 block of Ninth Street, near University Court around 4:43 a.m. All involved parties have been accounted...

McCann talks $8 million cost of COVID-19 at BOT meeting

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

April 28, 2020

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, estimated Eastern’s COVID-19 related costs to be around $8 million at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Joyce Madigan, finance and audit committee chair, said while it is “disheartening” coming out of the 2015 Illinois budget...

Final VPSA candidate speaks with students

Sean Blackburn speaks to students during an open session livestream as the final candidate for the Vice President of Student Affairs search Monday afternoon.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 27, 2020

The final candidate for the Vice President of Student Affairs position, Sean Blackburn, answered student questions during an open session Monday afternoon.  Blackburn is not currently working at any university, according to his vita, but last worked for the University of Wyoming as the Vice President of Student Affairs until September 2019.  The university’s spoke...

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