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Former EIU soccer player alleges sexual assault against former Eastern baseball player

Henderlong is seen here delivering her speech about surviving an alleged sexual assault at the hands of an Eastern baseball player in 2017.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 30, 2020

Editors note: This is a developing story, we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.  Update 2 p.m. Friday: In statements made to The Daily Eastern News on Friday, both Eastern and the Eastern Athletic Department admitted they were made aware in May of 2017 of a sexual ...

Eastern grad student shot, recovering

Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 13, 2020

An Eastern student was shot April 9 in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The student, Dheeraj Kumar Reddy Dega, is a graduate student studying technology and the Vice President of the Indian Student Association. Dega was shot in the left side of his abdomen, and the bullet traveled through his body to the right side of his body, damaging his intestines and liver, according to a fundraise...

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...

Glassman sends email update

Glassman sends email update

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent an email Thursday night to update how Eastern will be conducting campus business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glassman said students are being urged to return home for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester if possible. Students who live in residence halls,...

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 ...

FEATURE PHOTO: Hammock weather

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them from a nearby bench.

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

March 6, 2020

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them fr...

FEATURE PHOTO: Learning about women’s rights history

Professor of English Julie D. Campbell (left) and sophomore Kimberly McWherter (right), a history education major, tune in during The 19th Amendment at 100: The Past, Present and Future of Women’s Suffrage speech. McWherter said she thought “it was awesome hearing about women’s suffrage and being able to get a better understanding from a person who has lived through these experiences.”

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Professor of English Julie D. Campbell (left) and sophomore Kimberly McWherter (right), a history education major, tune in during The 19th Amendment at 100: The Past, Present and Future of Women’s Suffrage speech. McWherter said she thought “it was awesome hearing about women’s suffrage and being...

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