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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

Intrem Speaker Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major was elected into the intrem speaker position at the Oct. 20 Student Government meeting. Unlike the past two meetings, this meeting was the first to meet quorum since Sept. 26. This will be Alexander’s second semester serving in the Student Senate.

Student Senate appoints new speaker

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 20, 2021

Student Senate met quorum with 17 senators present for Wednesday night’s meeting at 7th St. Underground, providing them with the opportunity to run official business. Thanks to the appointment of...

Charleston Mayor, Brandon Combs, asks if anyone from the audience wants to address the Council at the City Council meeting Oct. 19, 2021.

Companies approved for $7.4M wastewater treatment

Elizabeth Wood, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

The Charleston City Council approved engineering companies for the $7.4 million The Wastewater Treatment Plant Nutrient Removal Project Tuesday night.   Mayor Brandon Combs said the project is...

Debris from the deceased man’s car who drove into oncoming traffic causing the five-car accident at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and University Drive on Sept. 19, 2021.

Scanner audio sheds light on fatal 7-vehicle wreck

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 18, 2021

Editor's note: The following story is based on scanner audio from Sept. 19. Timestamps next to subheadings correspond with the attached audio clip.  The scanner audio from Sept. 19 shows what led up...

Angie Campbell, former chair of the Naming Committee, discusses the internal governing policy for the committee.

Naming committee holds first meeting of Fall 2021

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee met Thursday to begin discussing potential names for a Douglas Hall rename. Following the naming committee’s recommendation in April to University President David Glassman...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting.

Naming Committee reconvening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Collecting a list of name recommendations will be the task of the Naming Committee Thursday morning as they meet to continue the conversation on the renaming of Douglas Hall. The last time the committee...

Graduate adviser Justin Richards who studies communications helps student senator Natalie Mitlyng, a senior pre-veterinary biology major with ideas on possible events for their department to run at the Oct. 5 Student Government meeting.

Last Student Senate meeting unofficial, execs say

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 12, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government quorum increased from 14 to 15 senators due to EIU’s population growth, moving last week’s business into this week’s meeting at 7 p.m. October 13.   Prabin Karki,...

Joe Przybyla speaks during a student forum as one of the candidates for Chief of the University Police Department in the Paris Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Second UPD chief candidate visits Eastern

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 12, 2021

The second candidate for University Police Department Chief visited Eastern Tuesday afternoon. Joseph Przybyla, the candidate and current police commander at the Northern Illinois University Police...

President Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Dvorak Concert Hall Wednesday afternoon.

Glassman announces retirement plans

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

University President David Glassman announced his intentions to retire in June 2023 pending a one-year contract offer from the Board of Trustees. His current contract ends on May 31, 2022. Glassman...

Members of the Charleston Police and Fire Departments assist at the two-vehicle crash on Route 16 and Deerpass Road Monday evening.

Two motorcyclist deaths confirmed in Charleston

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers confirmed the deaths of two motorcyclists, one on Monday and the other early Tuesday. The first fatality was Jeffery B. Storm, 67, of Mattoon. He was pronounced dead at...

A member of the Charleston Fire Department investigates the motorcycle from the two-vehicle crash on Route 16 and Deerpass Road Monday evening.

3 two-vehicle car accidents in Charleston Monday evening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 4, 2021

There were three separate two-vehicle wrecks in Charleston Monday night within two hours. The first wreck was on Route 16 near Deerpath Road at around 4:00 p.m. It involved a motorcycle and a truck. One...

Yolanda Lejuste, a graduate student studying dietetics and nutrition, packs bags full of the food pantry staple items for students.

Food pantry now open to students

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 3, 2021

The EIU Campus Food Pantry opened its doors for all students and faculty at room 1347 in the McAfee Gym on Friday, Oct. 1. The food pantry is open for anyone who is experiencing food insecurity or may...

Anne Flaherty and President Glassman cut the ribbon to showcase the new campus food pantry in McAfee.

Eastern campus food pantry opening

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 30, 2021

Dozens of administrators, faculty and students gathered in front of McAfee Gymnasium to celebrate the opening of the new Campus Food Pantry. Beth Gillespie, the director of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism,...

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