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Classes expected to stay online all semester

Classes expected to stay online all semester

Analicia Haynes and Corryn Brock

March 13, 2020

Eastern is extending spring break by one week and transitioning all classes to D2L for the remainder of the semester. Public Information Coordinator Josh Reinhart said at this point, the plan is to continue online learning for the rest of the semester, but if that changes the university will let faculty...

Cancellations hit Eastern in wake of COVID-19

Staff Report

March 12, 2020

Spring Concert The Spring Concert has been canceled following a new policy restricting gatherings on campus of more than 50 people. The reveal for the concert was originally planned for Wednesday but was postponed as the university addressed the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Student Reunion The 2020 Black ...

Students react to extended spring break after COVID-19 concerns

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

March 12, 2020

Eastern’s spring break officially begins at 8 p.m. Friday, when students are expected to be out of the residence halls to begin what was originally planned to be a week-long break but has since switched to a two-week-long break, followed by online-only course instruction because of the COVID-...

CAA approves revisions to Faculty Laureate nominations

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Nominations for the Faculty Laureate will be different this spring as the Council on Academic Affairs approved multiple revisions to the nominations process at its meeting Thursday in Booth Library. Candidates will only be required to submit one letter of recommendation instead of three to be eligible f...

1-woman play tells story of inventor Hedy Lamarr

1-woman play tells story of inventor Hedy Lamarr

Staff Report

March 12, 2020

Heather Massie, New York City actor and writer, portrayed the often misunderstood and little-known story of Hedy Lamarr, an Austrian actress who came to the U.S. and invented frequency hopping. The 90-minute, one-actor play showed the life of Lamarr, taking audience members from her beginnings as a starvi...

Eastern extends Spring Break

Staff Report

March 12, 2020

Eastern announced Thursday that it will extend its Spring Break until March 29 in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Eastern President David Glassman sent a message to the campus community indicating students will have the option of studying remotely from home or their campus residence after the break....

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 12, 2020

Today is March 12, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Eastern responds to Coronavirus, potential for online-only classes grows Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell sent a message to campus Wednesday urging students to bring all of their course materials home with the...

Eastern responds to coronavirus

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 12, 2020

With universities across the country canceling classes or switching instruction to online format, Eastern has been responding to what the World Health Organization is calling a pandemic. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread throughout the world and infected more than 120,000 people in more than ...

Students, community members march for unity against hate

Students, community members march for unity against hate

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

Following the incident involving racial hate posters that were found around campus, dozens of Eastern students, faculty and Charleston residents participated in a walkout on Wednesday to portray a message of unity among ethnicities. According to the details of the event on Facebook, the purpose of the w...

Spring Concert announcement delayed

Staff Report

March 12, 2020

The University Board postponed the announcement of the artist for the spring concert. The reveal was scheduled to happen Wednesday at noon, but a statement at 1 p.m. said the announcement would be delayed over Eastern’s Snapchat account. According to the Snapchat, the reason for the delay was: ...

Reeder new Eastern VPBA

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 12, 2020

Sean Reeder was named the new Vice President of Business Affairs and will begin June 15. Reeder is currently the assistant vice president for office of capital programs and utility services for the University of Illinois system and president of Prairieland Energy Inc. In a press release, Eastern Pr...

CAA to vote on 2 program revisions on Thursday

News Staff

March 12, 2020

Two program revisions will be voted on by the Council on Academic Affairs during its meeting Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The two programs being voted on will be the theatre arts and general studies programs, which would see minor changes to the language of the program and course requirements...

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