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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

Some of Easterns wealthiest alumni

Some of Eastern’s wealthiest alumni

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 3, 2021

Editor's Note: This is a reflection of available information is not meant to represent the entirety of Eastern alumni. Some alumni may not be included based on the information available on their net worth. Eastern...

Pictured is Robert Downen, a reporter for the Houston Chronicle and Eastern journalism alum. Downen was key in publishing a series entitled Abuse of Faith, uncovering decades of sexual misconduct within the Southern Baptist Convention. Downen came to Eastern to speak with students about his experiences as an investigative journalist.

Reporter explains effects of investigative journalism

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 10, 2019

Robert Downen, a 2014 graduate of the School of Journalism, was named Journalist of the Year by Eastern’s journalism division for an ongoing series entitled “Abuse of Faith,” covering 20 years of...

Gary Ambler, right, rehearses his lines for the play “Seminar” in the Black Box Theatre in the Donna Fine Arts Center.

40 years later, alum returns to Doudna stage

Liz Stephens, City Reporter February 14, 2017

An Eastern alumnus has come to campus for the first time since graduating to participate in the modern play “Seminar.” Gary Ambler is now a resident of Urbana area and commutes to Charleston for...

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