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

Eastern’s admissions adapts to stay-at-home order

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter April 8, 2020

Director of Admissions Kelly Miller apologized for the noise in the background. She gave a warning and laughed as she said her window was open and her husband was mowing the lawn. It was an interview...

Open house showcases Eastern to prospective students

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor October 14, 2019

Potential future panthers learned about what Eastern offers at the open house Monday. Students began checking in at 8 a.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Mya Roberts, sophomore history education major,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Admissions scandal sentencing reveals privilege

Staff Editorial September 16, 2019

There is problem involving social class status in this country. The issue at hand is how people are being treated unjustly based on their social standing.  Felicity Huffman paid a $15,000 bribe so...

Holly Farley, a nursing professor, addresses questions from Greg Aydt, an academic adviser for the Student Success Center, Thursday during a CAA meeting in Room 4440 of Booth Library.

CAA approves 21 nursing program items

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter September 5, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs approved 21 nursing program related items and the proposal to take a student’s weighted GPA into account during the admission process during its Thursday meeting. Changing...

CAA talks changes to admissions grade scale

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter August 29, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs heard a late addition to its discussion items proposing a change in the admission policy. The CAA is hoping to officially act upon the proposal at its next weekly meeting. Richard...

Eastern offers in-state tuition to displaced students

Staff Report August 31, 2017

University personnel are working on ways to help students displaced by Hurricane Harvey enroll at Eastern. Students whose education has been disrupted because of the storm will be given in-state tuition...

Athletics on agenda for Saturday’s BOT retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter June 23, 2017

A topic of discussion slated for the Board of Trustees’ retreat Saturday at Charleston Country Club will be intercollegiate athletics, following a discussion at an April executive committee meeting about...

CAA approves proposed changes to Admissions

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter April 7, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs voted to approve several changes in Eastern’s admissions requirements at its meeting Wednesday afternoon. The proposal will make the requirements for general admissions...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman , News Editor April 4, 2017

The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the...

CUPB talks lobbying, marketing efforts

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2017

  Members of the Council on University Planning and Budget focused on lobbying efforts, initiatives to increase enrollment and methods to increase revenue during a meeting Friday afternoon. Eastern...

Enrollment management revises preliminary draft of recommendations

Abbey Whittington, Associate News Editor October 31, 2016

  Workgroup No. 3, focused on enrollment management, revised a preliminary draft of its recommendations at their meeting Monday, which will be sent to Eastern President David Glassman, vice presidents...

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Brendan Atwood, a prospective Eastern student, and his mom, Jamee Atwood, buy merchandise Monday during Open House at the Martin Luther King Jr. Union Bookstore. Jamee, a 91 Eastern alumna in the education department, talked about the differences on campus since her time at Eastern. Some of those changes included the Triad Dining Center being made into the Gregg Technology Center and the removal of the McDonalds in the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. Univeristy Union.

Open House yields greater attendance

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor November 12, 2014

Eastern saw the attendance for Tuesday’s Open House increase both with registered and non-registered students despite the below-average temperatures and the on and off rain. Chris Dearth, the director...

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