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

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

The Daily Eastern News

Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biological sciences major, is congratulated by Yolanda Williams after being crowned Miss Black EIU 2022 on Saturday in the Grand Ballroom.

Annual Miss Black EIU pageant to be canceled

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

For the first time in 50 years, the Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant will be canceled. The Black Student Union has been the sponsor of The Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant for over five decades,...

Destiny Smith, a junior environmental science major, poses for a picture.

Environment biology major describes her experience in the field

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Destiny Smith, a junior environmental biology major, started off her scientific career path when she was in high school. She took a zoology (the study of animals) class that she was ‘obsessed with’. When...

Michael Godard, introduces himself to students during his presidential interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential in the Arcola/Tuscola room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday afternoon. Godard is a first generation student and said he wants to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michael Godard concludes student interview for new president

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 24, 2023

Michael Godard concluded the student interviews for the presidential candidates on Monday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 3 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. He has sat...

Cynthia Kmety, the mental health promotion coordinator at the HERC compiled informational packets talking about mental health available to attendees.

Self care open session informs students on how to take care of themselves

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor January 24, 2023

Managing stress is a very important reason as to why self-care exists and it doesn’t have to be the same thing for every person.  Cynthia Kmety, the mental health promotion coordinator, shares tips...

New Tarble Arts Exhibits to come this week

New Tarble Arts Exhibits to come this week

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 24, 2023

On Monday, Michael Godard, the last interview for the presidential search, will take place in the Arcola/Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 3 p.m. to 3:50 p.m. Pizza will...

President Glassman address his presidential report which includes the Panther Portal Overview and Living Learning Communities in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

BOT grants Glassman emeritus title, approves personnel contract post-retiring

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief January 20, 2023

University President David Glassman’s personnel contract for his time as a tenured professor following retirement, a nine-month salary for $160K, was approved by the Board of Trustees on Friday. Glassman...

The Board of Trustees will meet in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 1 p..m. on Friday.

Board of Trustees to discuss Glassman’s personnel contract

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 19, 2023

The Board of Trustees will meet Friday at 1 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to discuss University President David Glassman’s personnel contract and a preview...

The Charleston Fire Department was called to 805 10 St. in Charleston Thursday around 2:15 a.m. in response to a structure fire. The fire appears to have began in the rear apartment, which moved towards the attic of the structure. The structure contained four apartments with a total of four residents and one dog who are now displaced due to significant damage to the structure.

BREAKING: Apartment fire displaces 4 residents, 1 dog

Staff Report January 19, 2023

An apartment fire at 805 10th St. early Thursday morning displaced the four residents of the four apartments and one resident’s dog. Three of the residents and the dog were able to escape the structure...

Leon Lomax, a senior digital media technology major, and member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., attends the Fraternity and Sorority Life fair Wednesday evening in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

FSL Fair allows students to be informed on Greek life

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 19, 2023

The FSL Fair took place Wednesday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The Fraternity-Sorority Life Fair took place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The fair allows students to get information about...

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, answers questions from students during her interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential candidate in the Arcola/Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday afternoon. When asked about her values, Rogers-Adkinson answered that her first value is students are always first.

Diana Rogers-Adkinson talks retention rate at student interview

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter January 18, 2023

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, one of the final four presidential candidates, had her student interview on Thursday.    Rogers-Adkinson, current provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the...

Nile Hill, a senior management major, leads the march from Thomas Hall to Martin Luther King Jr. University Union in celebration of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.s             36th annual MLK, Jr. vigil and program event on Monday evening.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., honors MLK Day with vigil and ceremony

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 18, 2023

Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. vigil and ceremony. The event started at 5 p.m. at Thomas Hall. Members of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., put sign boards...

What once was free black and white printing in Booth Library, is now 8 cents a page being charged to students accounts.

Eastern to charge students to print next semester

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 17, 2023

The cost of printing has been raised. For the past few semesters, the printing cost at Eastern, has been free. The printing costs were offset through a short-term State GEER grant, according to public...

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