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VPSA search continues with 2nd candidate’s remote interview

Jo-Ann Robinson, a candidate for Eastern’s Vice President of Student Affairs position, answers a question during her live-video session with students Thursday. Robinson is one of four candidates being considered for the position.

April 16, 2020

Eastern hosted a virtual open session with the second candidate for the Vice President of Student Affairs. Jo-Ann Robinson is currently the Interim Vice President for Community Engagement at Bluefield State College in West Virginia. She described her current position responsibilities in her vita as “to facilitate an...

Student Senate approves 2 percent tuition increase

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

April 16, 2020

The Student Senate passed a tuition increase, grant-in-aid increase and apportionment board allocation in the amount of $409,997 during Wednesday’s remote meeting. Paul McCann, Vice President for Business Affairs, said the university is asking for a 2 percent tuition increase for incoming students, meanin...

Introducing ‘DEN at Home’: A coronavirus column series open to Eastern students, staff, faculty

Introducing 'DEN at Home': A coronavirus column series open to Eastern students, staff, faculty

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2020

We at The Daily Eastern News would like to introduce our new digital-column series “DEN at Home,” where we will be inviting all of our Eastern student, faculty and staff readers to submit to us for publication their stories of social distancing from home. Our staff at The Daily Eastern News wil...

Student Senate adapts to COVID-19 outbreak

Student Senate adapts to COVID-19 outbreak

Jelan Buchanan, Reporter

April 14, 2020

Eastern’s Student Senate is still trying its best to take care of business even though the entire campus is remote. The senate is still holding meetings every Wednesday at 7 p.m. online through Microsoft Teams. Student Body President Carson Gordon said senators are working on online programming,...

Eastern expects classes on campus in fall

Eastern expects classes on campus in fall

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

Classes at Eastern are expected to return to face-to-face sessions in the fall, Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell told the Faculty Senate on Tuesday. Gatrell’s declaration Tuesday comes with the assumption that things still could change in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, which has already pushed cl...

Students talk love, relationships while social distancing

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order currently being observed by most states is presenting all kinds of challenges to relationships worldwide. Some Eastern students, such as Emily Kuhn, freshman elementary education major, are unhappy with being so close, yet so far from their significant others and find it easy to take out that an...

Eastern grad student shot, recovering

Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 13, 2020

An Eastern student was shot April 9 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The student, Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega, is a graduate student studying technology and the Vice President of the Indian Student Association. Dega was shot in the left side of his abdomen, and the bullet traveled through his body to the right side of his body, damaging his intestines and liver, according to a fundraise...

More details about student workers’ pay available

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

April 11, 2020

Areas on campus that pay student workers from their operating budget such as Housing and Dining are expected to continue to pay student workers until the end of the semester. The university will not pay the students out of its operating budget. Paul McCann, the interim Vice President for business...

Coles County sees 3rd confirmed coronavirus case

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 10, 2020

The Coles County Health Department confirmed a third Coles County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. While the health department is not confirming any identifying information on those who test positive, the Coles County Sheriff's office confirmed two CCSO employees tested positive. One...

Eastern set to receive $4.6 million in coronavirus relief

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

April 10, 2020

Eastern will receive federal aid in the coming weeks to help mitigate financial burdens brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The aid is funded through the CARE Act, or the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.   Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, sai...

Live video sessions begin Thursday in search for new vice president

Anne Flaherty, a candidate for Eastern's Vice President of student affairs position, answers a question during her live-video session with students Thursday. Flaherty is one of four candidates being considered for the position.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 9, 2020

The first open-meeting video session of Eastern’s search for a new Vice President of student affairs was held Thursday afternoon. Candidate Anne Flaherty was the first of four finalists to answer questions for students and faculty via video.   The video interviews, accessible to Eastern students and ...

Eastern’s admissions adapts to stay-at-home order

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

April 8, 2020

Director of Admissions Kelly Miller apologized for the noise in the background. She gave a warning and laughed as she said her window was open and her husband was mowing the lawn. It was an interview conducted over the phone from home on a workday, something that typically happens in person but has n...

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