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

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...

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 28, 2022

Eastern’s is celebrating Black History Month by having African American Heritage Month with events throughout February. The first event is Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Bias in Professionalism...

Imani Walker, a senior neuroscience major, lights her candle for the 35th annual Martin Luther King Jr. vigil outside of Thomas Hall presented by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated.

Candlelight vigil, march honor MLK

Luke Taylor, Multimedia News Editor January 18, 2022

“The narrative that I’m positing about Dr. King is that he did not dream,” Dr. Nathan A. Stephens told his audience Monday night. “He fantasized.” Stephens was the keynote speaker for...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior political science major, walks down the aisle at the Homecoming Coronation Oct. 18 in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom. Boyd-Johnson is a part of several campus organizations such as the Black Student Union, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., the Student Police Advisory Board, and the search committee for the Chief of Police.

Eastern student advocates for change

Rege'nte Myers, Contributing Writer November 17, 2021

The 2021 Homecoming King Jeremiah Boyd-Johnson, a senior from Chicago, Ill., is majoring in political science with a minor in pre-law studies. Boyd-Johnson is involved in many organizations on campus.  “These...

Panel to discuss police brutality, criminal justice reform

Panel to discuss police brutality, criminal justice reform

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 27, 2021

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated is collaborating with Eastern’s Criminal Justice Club to host a panel discussion called “Who’s Protecting Us?” The panel, which is a “discussion on...

Kortney Lucius (left), a junior pre-med biology major, David Hagler (middle), a senior business management major, and Joshua Ware (right), a senior applied engineering technology major, present Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest Thursday at the Phipps Auditorium in the Physical Science building. The purpose of the Just Mercy theme in general is about the incarceration of Latino and black individuals ­— specifically, how it has been affecting them for too long.

Panel talks prejudicial arrests

Allison Little, Contributing Writer February 28, 2020

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. educated attendees about wrongful arrests Thursday in the Phipps Auditorium during the Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest presentation. David Hagler, a brother...

Alpha Phi Alpha helps Hurricane Harvey victims

Jakira Smith, Contributing Writer September 12, 2017

After hearing about the hurricane that took place in Houston, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity wanted to do more for their fellow Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha is hosting a toiletry drive for the...

Greek chapters still working on unity

Ariel Anderson, Contributing Writer February 26, 2017

Though individual Greek chapters strive for unity, some say there is still work to be done when bringing Greek life together as a whole. Currently at Eastern, there are six National Pan-Hellenic fraternities...

Fraternity members dye hair pink for cancer awareness

Fraternity members dye hair pink for cancer awareness

Roberto Hodge , Multicultural Editor October 6, 2014

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity members have dyed their hair pink Monday in recognition of October’s breast cancer awareness month. Cameron Douglas, the president of Alpha Phi Alpha said, last year was their...

Load More Stories