The Daily Eastern News

Students should begin applying early for FAFSA

February 25, 2015


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Eastern students learned via email Saturday they had just one final day to apply for MAP Grants, which is the earliest deadline in the program’s history. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC) suspended announcements of 2015-16 MAP Grants for applicants whose initial FAFSA is received by ...

Midterms are an opportunity for redemption

Staff Editorial

February 23, 2015


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Wrapped up in the daily routine, students can often let major events in the future catch them off guard. Midterms would be one of those events that always seem to come out of nowhere. All of the sudden, classes are at the halfway point, and the realization that only three months will remain to boost gra...

Students should represent Eastern properly

February 18, 2015


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Touring universities can be terrifying and exciting all at the same time. Scheduled tours send these potential students from one place to another quickly, giving these students just enough information to get an idea of what happens in each building and on campus in general. All of the facts and inform...

“Sorority Sisters” series hinders Greekdom image

February 11, 2015


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Audiences and sorority members were left aghast at this Monday’s forum after watching a 5-7 minutes clip of the outrageous, so-called sisters on VH1’s controversial television series, “Sorority Sisters.” The Daily Eastern News, for one, was also left speechless after watching clips of the sh...

Black History Month sends a wrong message

Staff Editorial

February 3, 2015


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African-American Heritage Month, like other ideas and concepts of the past such as slavery, are outdated and should not be used or celebrated in a first world society like the United States. These months supposedly celebrating a culture or race hinder the spread and understanding of that culture. H...

Eastern’s president should be chosen carefully

February 2, 2015


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Keeping the university’s low-enrollment and marketing strategy in mind, the future of Eastern as a four-year-institution relies upon a leader that is method-minded and accomplished at putting plans into action. The four finalists for Eastern’s next president concluded their public interviews Wednesd...

Help protect Eastern through social media

Staff Editorial

January 30, 2015


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Eastern is currently competing in the STANLEY Security Together for Safer Schools Grant Program—a program that would help update Eastern’s already threatened security system. Due to the recent break ins at Buzzard Hall and at our very own Old Main castle in the past several weeks, our news staf...

President Obama should follow up on promises

January 22, 2015


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On Tuesday night, as the sea of heads all moved in to greet President Barack Obama, our newsroom fell silent. Those on the staff gathered around and watched intently when not editing stories as our president approached the podium and waited for his introduction and the roaring applause to cease. I...

Athletic budget glossed over at CUPB meeting

January 21, 2015


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On January 16, the Council on University Planning and Budgeting only briefly mentioned the athletic department’s budget. Among the 200 revenue-generating ideas reviewed, which are supposed to help universities develop plans to address their individual problems, issues involving the athletic depa...

Explore your town before it is too late

January 15, 2015


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The Lincoln Book Shop on Monroe Avenue in the Charleston Square has managed to stay in business since 1962. Current owner, Wendy Meyer, insinuates that one of the major facets that have helped their small family business was the expansion of the store by selling online. Meyer mentioned that while i...

Eastern needs more cohesive enrollment tactics

January 14, 2015


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Roughly 8,300 students are currently enrolled at Eastern. Of those individuals, about 270 are enrolled as international students. Kevin Vicker, the director of international students, is the man behind these numbers and an alternative recruitment method than that of enrolling domestic students. In fact, ...

Use presidential interviews to your advantage

Staff Editorial

January 12, 2015


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The university’s final four presidential candidates have made themselves available for five interviews each over the span of one week, at which time students, staff, faculty and community members are invited to meet and question each candidate and offer feedback to the presidential search advisory c...

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