The Daily Eastern News

FEATURE PHOTO: The ‘Broom Dance’ at the Civil War Ball

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15.

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

June 16, 2019

Dancers at the Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Ball mix and mingle during the Broom Dance on June 15. The Broom Dance requires participants to find a new partner whenever the band stops playing. The dance is arranged so that there is one less woman than men on the dance floor. The man who is left without...

Over a century and a half since Lincoln-Douglas debates

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

September 17, 2018

One hundred sixty years ago, the nation held its breath as a political act like never before swept through the fields of Illinois. On July 31, 1868, Abraham Lincoln threw his hat into the race for an Illinois senate seat and challenged Stephen Douglas to a series of debates, which Douglas agreed to. Accor...

Five-mile house president considers himself a ‘Bio-Historian’

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

November 2, 2015

As a child, sports never interested him. Instead, Tom Vance rather go exploring and better understand nature. That's why he became an Eagle Scout. Vance got his degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He ran a deer check station one time in Greenville Illinois, while Vance ...

Academy of Lifelong Learning has luncheon at Five Mile House

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

October 14, 2015

The Five Mile House is putting on a “lunch-and-learn” where members of the Academy of Lifelong Learning at Eastern will be able to go and learn the history of the house. The Academy for Life Long Learning will be attending the luncheon on Thursday, October 15th from noon to 1:30 p.m. The house has ...

Booth to have Lincoln, slavery panel discussion

Liz Dowell, Copy Editor

October 5, 2015

Booth Library will be putting on an Abraham Lincoln panel discussion about race and slavery at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Coleman Hall Auditorium. Beth Heldebrandt, the public relations director for Booth Library, said all of the speakers are history professors, including Terry Barnhart, Charles Foy,...

Anti-Slavery Presentation at Booth Library

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor

September 30, 2015

The next presentation in Booth Library’s latest exhibition, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” focuses on the topic of the anti-slavery movement during the Civil War. The presentation, “The Anti-Slavery Movement in Black and White,” will take place at 7 p.m. in the West Reading...

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