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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

Daniel Fox, one of four candidates for the position director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, answers questions by Eastern faculty during the open session on Wednesday afternoon in the Oakland Room in the Union. Fox spent Wednesday on Easterns campus meeting administration, touring campus and being interviewed.

D.J. Fox announced as new Union Director

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2022

D.J. Fox was announced as the new director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday morning. He will start on June 6, taking over for Cathy Engelkes, who will leave Eastern on May...

Brian Carter, a worker for King-Lar Company, fastens a vent in one of the science labs in the Life Science Building.

Biology students, staff relocated during construction

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter May 23, 2022

Faculty, students and officer workers needed to relocate during the construction of the Life Science Building. Most of the renovations are considered domestic changes, with workers soon finishing ductwork...

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.

‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract, signed four years ago, will expire Aug. 31. Every four...

Charleston Mayor Brandon Combs reads off a resolution for a street maintenance material bid during the Tuesday evening City Council meeting at City Hall.

City Council approves of $99,237 street maintenance materials

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 17, 2022

Charleston City Council voted in favor 4-0 of a $99,237 bid award for street maintenance materials during Tuesday night’s meeting. The award was given to three companies: Ne-Co Asphalt, Mid-Illinois...

A sign in front of an empty office left by former Vice President of Business Affairs Sean Reeder after leaving Eastern in late March to start as the Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Eastern expected to name Vice President of Business Affairs later this month

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2022

Eastern, which narrowed its sights on three possible candidates for Vice President of Business Affairs, is expected to make a decision later this month. Here are the three candidates. Shahroz Rooparvar The...

Sharifa Hurtault, a junior TV and Video production major, gives a speech during the pro-choice rally at the Coles County Courthouse steps Saturday afternoon.

Community members, Coles Progressives rally at Courthouse steps

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2022

Chants and cheers cried out on the Coles County Courthouse stairsteps Saturday afternoon following a pro-choice rally organized by Coles Progressives. The rally’s purpose is to show protest against...

From left, Tiffany Gibson and her daughter Piper Gibson cross the finish line at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Races for all Paces Saturday morning at OBrien Stadium. When asked why she participated, Tiffany said Why not? Its a great day and its an awesome feeling. Its a good promotion of healthy habits for sure. Piper noted that she couldnt wait to get some water.

SBLHC hosts first Races for all Paces since COVID-19

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2022

The 80-degree summer heat didn’t stop more than 800 runners from participating in the first Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Race for all Paces since COVID-19 Saturday morning at O’Brien Stadium. Through...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Coles Progressives, community members and students at Eastern  rally as one and protest against the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion potentially indicating support for overturning Roe v. Wade Friday at noon at Morton Park.

Eastern, Charleston community members rally at Morton Park for abortion rights

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

Members of the Charleston and Eastern communities gathered for a pro-choice rally organized by Coles Progressives in response to the Supreme Court's draft opinion that indicates interest in overturning...

Atlas Hennegan, a senior English major, delivers a speech to the crowd during the Defend Roe! Emergency Rally at the Mellin Steps Thursday afternoon. Hennegan and several other speakers encouraged protesters with chants and offered personal stories.

Students, faculty rally for abortion rights

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd May 5, 2022

Members of the Eastern community held a rally Thursday afternoon in response to the Supreme Court's draft opinion that indicates support for overturning Roe v. Wade. Over a dozen people spoke to the...

Photo of Kristian K.P. Philpotts submitted and taken by Marla Rice, his mother after he graduated from Illinois State University.

Memorial scholarship GoFundMe made to honor fraternity alum

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 29, 2022

A GoFundMe was started for a memorial scholarship in an Eastern alum’s name after he died in January. Kristian “KP” Philpotts, an alum who brought back Eastern’s Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc....

Counseling, student development department chair to retire

Counseling, student development department chair to retire

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 28, 2022

Richard Roberts, the chair of the counseling and student development department, is retiring from his present position to continue teaching classes in the department. Roberts, who has been a professor...

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