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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Spencer Spear, an educational leadership graduate student, supports his wife, Shelly Spear, an English instructor, in her fight for a fair contract in front of Old Main Wednesday afternoon.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: To Provost Gatrell, get EIU strong

Spencer Spear April 21, 2023

Dr. Gatrell, My perspective is a unique one that demonstrates my pride for EIU and its community through multiple avenues. PAST: I am a proud EIU alumnus who remembers the positive impacts my...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: My story, not all men but enough

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: My story, not all men but enough

April 18, 2023

I was only 13. During the summer going into my eighth-grade year, and throughout my eighth-grade year, I was sexually assaulted. He was one of my neighbors, a boy about my age. We were friends for...

Madelyn Kidd is a senior journalism major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Meet the new Editor-in-Chief for the new semester

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2023

For the Spring 2023 semester, I am at two very exciting points in my life. One, this is my (hopefully) last semester before I graduate. But more importantly I am living my dream of being Editor-in-Chief...

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: UPD failed me, do not let them fail others

Corryn Brock December 1, 2022

Starting in February, I became the target of dozens of hateful and/or threatening posts on the infamous app Yik Yak because of my work for the Daily Eastern News. Posts like “her dad can’t save her...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

We would like to thank Eastern Illinois University President Dr. David Glassman and the Board of Trustees for their unanimous support to choose the name of Powell-Norton Hall as the new name for a residence...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: 1978 EIU Championship Football Team members forced to pay for a ticket to the Homecoming game

Jason Buckhold October 25, 2021

On Saturday night, my old college roommates and I met with a group of older alumni while attending some after homecoming activities in Charleston. What stood out to us was that several of these older...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I love when Brother Jed comes to campus

Nate Carlson September 14, 2021

I love Brother Jed day. This isn’t to say that I love Brother Jed himself, or the repugnant and hateful ideology that he and his wife semiannually spew on the library quad, but Brother Jed day? Absolutely...

Guest Column: You can cancel Stephen Douglas or you can cancel Black people

Christopher Hanlon, Guest Columnist April 27, 2021

Things got a little weird toward the end of the most recent meeting of EIU’s Naming Committee when committee Chair Angie Campbell described those who favor renaming Douglas Hall as an instance of “cancel...

Letter to the Editor: Be aware of others’ struggles, hard times during pandemic

Julie Walters March 30, 2021

This letter was submitted by Julie Walters. This past year has been a time of loss for many people. In addition to losing loved ones, life has unexpectedly changed. Some people are considered essential...

Letter to the Editor: Change the name of Douglas Hall

February 5, 2021

This letter was submitted by members of the Committee on Latinx Recruitment and Retention. The Committee on Latinx Recruitment and Retention wholeheartedly agrees with the History Department’s January...

Letter to the Editor: Douglas Hall needs to be renamed

January 28, 2021

This letter was submitted by the faculty of the Eastern History Department. Our department began talking about the renewed call to rename Douglas Hall last summer, against the backdrop of the protests...

Letter to the Editor: We need to rely on logic, facts

John Bickford January 11, 2021

This letter was submitted by Eastern Social Studies\History Education Professor John Bickford. I believe in logic, evidence, and expertise. There is no dispute that the elections were fair and secure;...

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