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

The gates of the castle outside of Old Main could be seen Wednesday afternoon where the Lantanas are in bloom. Part of Levi Lee’s job as Grounds Gardener is selecting the annual flower beds. He is in charge of selecting the plants for different areas across campus from Old Main to Greek Court.

EIU searching for director of accessibility and accommodations

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 17, 2024

Eastern is on the search for a new director of accessibility and accommodations.  The first candidate for the job was James Cox.  Cox received his Master of Science in education leadership...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Accessibility matters, especially on campus tours

Katja Benz, Columnist February 9, 2023

So, I gave a tour to a student last week. This student utilized a wheelchair and needed help accessing certain parts of campus.   For example, the student needed to get into the first floor of the...

Easterns mens basketball Head Coach Marty Simmons, talks to players during a timeout in a game against the St. Mary of the Woods College Black Horses during the game in Lantz Arena Monday afternoon. The Panthers won 102-40 against the Black Horses.

Lantz Arena ‘up to code’ but not accessible

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor November 30, 2022

Lantz Arena is the home of Eastern’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and its volleyball team, but it is also home to inaccessibility for those who are disabled but want to attend a game.   Someone...

Ellen Dooley is a junior special education standard major. and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Accessibility is not an option

Ellen Dooley, Editor November 30, 2022

We are surrounded by technology. So why aren’t the needs of students with disabilities being met?  I am not talking about turning the volume up in a lecture hall or moving the student closer to the...

Ci Richardson is a psychology major and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Events are not accessible or sensory friendly on campus

Ci Richardson, Columnist November 30, 2022

Remember feeling cabin fever and loneliness during the endless months of 2020? That’s what many disabled and/or neurodivergent folks feel all the time. Events are not accessible or sensory friendly...

Several students walk around campus, going to and from classes on Thursday afternoon as the first week of classes wraps up.

Lack of official process creates accessibility challenges at Eastern

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

Editors and reporters from the News have struggled for two weeks to find details on how  Eastern accommodates students with disabilities. After hearing stories about fellow students’ struggles, we knew...

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