The Daily Eastern News

How COVID has affected Greek Life

November 20, 2020

As of Nov. 14, there were 397 COVID-19 positive cases among Eastern students in Coles County and 48 among employees. Ninety percent of the university’s available quarantine space remains available for...

Eastern NPHC members take pride membership

November 20, 2020

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, a council for historically Black sororities and fraternities, has a number of proud members who have gone on to do important things around the world. From civil rights...

National Scholarship Month recognized

November 20, 2020

November is National Scholarship Month and many students have already started looking for Spring semester scholarships. Some students shared how important scholarships and financial aid are to them and...

Students talk unfriending over politics

November 18, 2020

Eastern students say they have mixed feelings about unfriending people on social media due to political disagreements and differences. Psychology student Chris Mikkelsen says unfriending someone because...

Students share plans for Thanksgiving Break

November 18, 2020

Thanksgiving Break is just around the corner, with Eastern closing up this Friday for the week-long break. With how tough this semester has been on college students adapting to a new style of learning...

Student Speaker noms postponed

November 18, 2020

The Student Government meeting held Nov. 18 did not meet official quorum, therefore pushing the Speaker of the Senate election process back a week. The appointment of several people to Student Dean Advisory...

COVID tests provided Tuesday

Students, staff, and community members wait in line at the Eastern COVID-19 testing site on Tuesday afternoon.
November 17, 2020

Students, staff and community members gathered outdoors Tuesday for a second round of on-campus COVID-19 testing before Thanksgiving Break.  The 7-hour-long round of testing offered drive-through and...

City Council meets, talks pandemic

November 17, 2020

The Charleston City Council discussed Tuesday that the city has once again been declared to be in a state of emergency due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. This status extends to all government units...

Eastern to waive application fee

November 17, 2020

Eastern’s administration has made the decision to waive application fees for all prospective students in the 2021 school year. In a typical year, students can apply for free as long as they do so before...

Student Gov. to meet Wednesday

November 17, 2020

This week’s Student Government meeting to be held on Wednesday Nov. 18 will have Speaker of the Senate nominations and discussions. Requirements for Speaker of the Senate are listed in the Student...

Students react to shift to online classes

November 16, 2020

Students say they have mixed feelings on the announcement that Eastern classes will be entirely online following Thanksgiving Break. Noah McCammon, a sophomore political science major, said he isn’t...

All classes will move to online after break

November 16, 2020

All classes at Eastern will transition to an online format for the remainder of the Fall semester following Thanksgiving Break. The decision was made to attempt to slow the rising levels of COVID-19 transmission...

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