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Students begin online-only classes

Students log in to Ann Coddington's, an art professor, design fundamental 3D class to discuss what will happen during the final five weeks on Monday morning. Eastern announced over spring break that classes will be online due to COVID-19.

Jelan Buchanan, Reporter

March 30, 2020

Some Eastern students feel the change to online-only classes will not be a challenge at all, but others are skeptical going into the remaining five weeks. Marissa Routien, a senior elementary education major, said she thought her classes went pretty well for the first day. She spent most of her time...

Provost announces option to change grade type

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 30, 2020

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell announced the option for students to change their grade type to a credit/no credit system for the  Spring 2020 semester. If an undergraduate wishes to change a grade they must consult their academic advisor and then may petition the university to change B and C grades...

Woman found dead at Lake Charleston

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 23, 2020

A 51-year-old dead woman from Chicago was found at Lake Charleston Sunday afternoon from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Her identity is being withheld at the request of her family. Individuals from the Charleston Police Department, Charleston Fire Department, Coles County Coroner's...

Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits

Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 22, 2020

An Eastern student has started a petition to ask the university to give students passing credits for the Spring 2020 semester. Courtney Cager, a junior accounting major, said she created the petition with the hope "that the university will either guarantee a passing grade (as in Cs and above) for the semester or letting us opt into making our grades pass/fail." Cager said the idea came to her...

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 20, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent a new email Friday night updating students on changes to the plans sent out Thursday evening. The changes are in response to the "Stay-At-Home" order given by Governor J.B. Pritzker Friday afternoon. Glassman emphasized the information given in the Friday email...

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman announced the cancellation of the May commencement ceremony, an announcement that has left many seniors filled with a variety of emotions. Many seniors have expressed feelings of sadness, anger and disappointment in the news they will not be able to walk the stage co...

Students urged to not return to campus

Eastern President David Glassman talks during an emergency Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The meeting was live streamed to the public amid COVID-19 concerns and the photo is a screenshot of that livestream.

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman urged students to not return to campus after extended spring break and announced that graduation will be canceled during an emergency Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.   However, if students with Housing and Dining contracts do not return to the university for ...

Eastern Board of Trustees to have emergency meeting

Eastern Board of Trustees to have emergency meeting

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will have an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. Thursday to discuss the possibility of refunding or crediting students with Housing and Dining contracts who do not return to Eastern for the remainder of the semester.   The meeting will not be open to a live public because of the COVID-...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today: COVID-19 edition

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today: COVID-19 edition

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 13, 2020

Today is a special edition of DEN Quick News containing all the information you need to know about COVID-19 at Eastern. 1. Classes expected to stay online all semester Eastern extended its spring break until March 29 and classes will be online-only when the semester resumes. The university will reo...

Faculty react to Eastern’s COVID-19 plans

Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo

March 13, 2020

As the campus community works to sort through all new changes coming to Eastern because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Eastern educators shared their concerns and thoughts on the new alternative instructional methods that will be in place.  Instructors will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-spe...

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 ...

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