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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

Trevor Nichols pitched five innings during the Panthers first game of the OVC Tournament against the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Cougars in Lexington, KY. The Panthers lost 8-6 against the Courgars, closing out the season.

Panthers eliminated in first game of OVC Tourney

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 25, 2022

The Eastern baseball team was eliminated from the OVC Tournament Championship Wednesday afternoon after losing to SIUE 8-6.  The Panthers concluded the 2022 season with a 12-12 OVC record and a 33-20...

The renaming of Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall was approved by the Board of Trustees  during their meeting on April 22.

At least a few thousand dollars to rename Douglas Hall

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2022

The total cost for renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall later this fall could cost a few thousand dollars, according to Mark Hudson, Eastern’s executive director of housing and dining. Several...

Daniel Fox, one of four candidates for the position director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, answers questions by Eastern faculty during the open session on Wednesday afternoon in the Oakland Room in the Union. Fox spent Wednesday on Easterns campus meeting administration, touring campus and being interviewed.

D.J. Fox announced as new Union Director

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2022

D.J. Fox was announced as the new director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday morning. He will start on June 6, taking over for Cathy Engelkes, who will leave Eastern on May...

The Panthers celebrate after winning their last conference game of the season on Friday. The Panthers won one game of the doubleheader, against the Southeast Missouri Redhawks 7-5.

Panthers lock fourth seed in OVC, play Wednesday

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 23, 2022

The Eastern baseball team concluded its regular season over the weekend after taking the series win over Southeast Missouri, setting the stage for the OVC Baseball Championship on Wednesday.  The Panthers...

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.

‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract, signed four years ago, will expire Aug. 31. Every four...

In the top of the eighth, left, Jason DeCicco, a senior left-handed pitcher, is relieved after Jackson Nichols, a sophomore right-handed pitcher, during the Panthers Senior Day game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks Tuesday afternoon. After stepping off the mound, DeCicco embraces most of the team exchanging sentiments with them.

Panthers snap losing streak on Senior Day

Autumn Schulz and Rob Le Cates May 17, 2022

The Eastern baseball team snapped a three-game losing streak on Senior Day Tuesday afternoon after beating Western Illinois 6-1.  The Panthers are now 31-18 overall with a 10-11 record in the OVC....

A sign in front of an empty office left by former Vice President of Business Affairs Sean Reeder after leaving Eastern in late March to start as the Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Eastern expected to name Vice President of Business Affairs later this month

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2022

Eastern, which narrowed its sights on three possible candidates for Vice President of Business Affairs, is expected to make a decision later this month. Here are the three candidates. Shahroz Rooparvar The...

From left, Tiffany Gibson and her daughter Piper Gibson cross the finish line at the Sarah Bush Lincoln Races for all Paces Saturday morning at OBrien Stadium. When asked why she participated, Tiffany said Why not? Its a great day and its an awesome feeling. Its a good promotion of healthy habits for sure. Piper noted that she couldnt wait to get some water.

SBLHC hosts first Races for all Paces since COVID-19

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 14, 2022

The 80-degree summer heat didn’t stop more than 800 runners from participating in the first Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center Race for all Paces since COVID-19 Saturday morning at O’Brien Stadium. Through...

Eastern pitcher Kyle Lang winds up for a pitch against Bellarmine on March 9, 2021, at Coaches Field. Lang pitched a season-high 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and 1 run in an 8-1 Eastern win.

Panthers baseball lose game one of weekend series against Belmont

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor May 13, 2022

The Eastern baseball team lost 9-5 against Belmont Friday evening to open up a three-game weekend series in Nashville, Tennessee. The Panthers are now 10-9 in conference play and 30-16 overall. Looking...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Coles Progressives, community members and students at Eastern  rally as one and protest against the U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion potentially indicating support for overturning Roe v. Wade Friday at noon at Morton Park.

Eastern, Charleston community members rally at Morton Park for abortion rights

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

Members of the Charleston and Eastern communities gathered for a pro-choice rally organized by Coles Progressives in response to the Supreme Court's draft opinion that indicates interest in overturning...

Atlas Hennegan, a senior English major, delivers a speech to the crowd during the Defend Roe! Emergency Rally at the Mellin Steps Thursday afternoon. Hennegan and several other speakers encouraged protesters with chants and offered personal stories.

Students, faculty rally for abortion rights

Corryn Brock and Madelyn Kidd May 5, 2022

Members of the Eastern community held a rally Thursday afternoon in response to the Supreme Court's draft opinion that indicates support for overturning Roe v. Wade. Over a dozen people spoke to the...

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