The Daily Eastern News

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 that 45 percent of adults have been “negatively impacted” by the virus. The KFF also says th...

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

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.

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 audit committee chair, said while it is “disheartening” coming out of the 2015 Illinois budget...

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 are during this time of uncertainty.  Bouemboue was hired Feb. 4 as the 10th men’s soccer head coach...

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 major, are unhappy with being so close, yet so far from their significant others and find it easy to take out that an...

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 pay the students out of its operating budget. Paul McCann, the interim Vice President for business...

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 positive, the Coles County Sheriff's office confirmed two CCSO employees tested positive. One...

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 and Economic Security Act.   Paul McCann, the interim vice president for business affairs, sai...

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 conducted over the phone from home on a workday, something that typically happens in person but has n...

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 sent out to the campus community Wednesday morning that all students on federal work-study funds will...

Eastern’s health care services outlined for pandemic

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 6, 2020

Health and Counseling Services has remained open for individuals on campus with some changes to the running of the offered services. Students must make an appointment before coming into the building for Health Services and should come through the south entrance (the doors closest to Thomas Hall) when ...

Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Coles County confirms 1st resident with COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 6, 2020

The Coles County Health Department has confirmed the county’s first case of COVID-19. The patient is at home in isolation. Public health officials are currently working on identifying and monitoring individuals who may have come into contact with the patient to reduce potential additional transm...

Students talk quarantine successes, struggles

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2020

Approximately two weeks ago, Gov. J. B. Pritzker issued a “stay-at-home” order for the entire state of Illinois in an attempt to slow down the coronavirus’ spread. The quarantine has been in effect since March 21 and will continue to be in effect until at least April 30. With the coronavirus outbreak, thing...

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