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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...

All student workers will be paid for remainder of semester

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

April 8, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman said student workers, including those who receive federal work studies, will continue to receive payments until the end of the semester. Glassman said in an email sent out to the campus community Wednesday morning that all students on federal work-study funds will...

Vice President of Student Affairs search narrows down to 4 candidates

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Eastern is asking students and staff to participate in the remote open session interviews with vice president of student affairs candidates. There are four candidates for the position: Anne Flaherty, Jo-Ann Robinson, John Davenport and Sean Blackburn. Flaherty will be the first candidate with two...

New rules in place for near 200 on-campus residents

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 7, 2020

Students will have one more week to request to move back on campus and should do so as soon as possible. Around 200 individuals are back on campus for the remainder of the semester, so some things have changed for on-campus living. Students are not allowed to have parties in their building an...

Eastern’s health care services outlined for pandemic

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 6, 2020

Health and Counseling Services has remained open for individuals on campus with some changes to the running of the offered services. Students must make an appointment before coming into the building for Health Services and should come through the south entrance (the doors closest to Thomas Hall) when ...

Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 6, 2020

The Coles County Health Department has confirmed the county’s first case of COVID-19. The patient is at home in isolation. Public health officials are currently working on identifying and monitoring individuals who may have come into contact with the patient to reduce potential additional transm...

Students, staff acclimate after 1st week

Ryan Meyer, Reporter

April 6, 2020

Friday marks the end of Eastern’s first week using remote learning. Students and professors alike shared their thoughts on the transition to these unfamiliar methods. Nolan Webb, a graduate student studying sports administration, thinks classes have become less challenging. “If anything, they’ve ...

Students talk quarantine successes, struggles

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Approximately two weeks ago, Gov. J. B. Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order for the entire state of Illinois in an attempt to slow down the coronavirus’ spread. The quarantine has been in effect since March 21 and will continue to be in effect until at least April 30. With the coronavirus outbreak, thing...

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