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

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Class of ’20 burnt out from COVID-19

Ellen Dooley, Columnist October 13, 2021

COVID-19. Everyone is sick and tired of hearing about (important) COVID-19 regulations and rules. It seems like this should have been over ages ago. For some students, it seems like we should still be...

Eastern unions push for health and safety measures

Corryn Brock, News Editor August 24, 2020

Two Eastern unions are urging Eastern to “put the safety of students, employees and the community first” as the university opens this semester.   The two unions, AFSCME Local 981, which represents...

COLUMN: Please wear a mask

Logan Raschke, Senior Designer July 23, 2020

Since this pandemic started, just about every person I’ve spoken with, democrat or republican or anything in between, has said the same thing: COVID-19 and wearing masks should not be politicized, yet...

COLUMN: Check on us: We’re not OK

Logan Raschke, Columnist June 5, 2020

Check on the college students in your life during this pandemic and economic recession. We’re not OK. In fact, (at least) half of the country isn’t doing OK. A Kaiser Family Foundation poll found...

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.

McCann talks $8 million cost of COVID-19 at BOT meeting

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor April 28, 2020

Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, estimated Eastern’s COVID-19 related costs to be around $8 million at the Board of Trustees meeting Friday. Joyce Madigan, finance and...

Men’s soccer talks getting through quarantine together

Blake Faith, Sports Reporter April 22, 2020

The Eastern men’s soccer team saw an end to its spring season and early training, but newly appointed head coach Ronnie Bouemboue and the team know how important communication, camaraderie and positivity...

Students talk love, relationships while social distancing

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter April 13, 2020

The stay-at-home order currently being observed by most states is presenting all kinds of challenges to relationships worldwide. Some Eastern students, such as Emily Kuhn, freshman elementary education...

More details about student workers’ pay available

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter April 11, 2020

Areas on campus that pay student workers from their operating budget such as Housing and Dining are expected to continue to pay student workers until the end of the semester. The university will not...

Coles County sees 3rd confirmed coronavirus case

Corryn Brock, News Editor April 10, 2020

The Coles County Health Department confirmed a third Coles County resident has tested positive for COVID-19. While the health department is not confirming any identifying information on those who test...

Eastern set to receive $4.6 million in coronavirus relief

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter April 10, 2020

Eastern will receive federal aid in the coming weeks to help mitigate financial burdens brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The aid is funded through the CARE Act, or the Coronavirus Aid, Relief...

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...

All student workers will be paid for remainder of semester

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter April 8, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman said student workers, including those who receive federal work studies, will continue to receive payments until the end of the semester. Glassman said in an email...

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