The Daily Eastern News

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...

Facebook group assists Coles County by making face masks

Facebook group assists Coles County by making face masks

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

April 2, 2020

Healthcare facilities all over the world have been in need of face masks to prevent the spread of coronavirus, and several places in Charleston, Mattoon and the surrounding areas have gotten their needs filled thanks to members of a Facebook group called “DIY Face Masks For Coles County.” In this group, members share posts detailing which facilities need masks and how many each place needs. Then,...

BSWs sanitize Eastern’s campus in wake of COVID-19

Corryn Brock, News Editor

April 1, 2020

As the Eastern community returns to campus, building service workers are maintaining cleanliness on university grounds. Several changes have been made around campus as a result of COVID-19, from a structured dining center experience to designated shower stalls and sinks to individuals being asked...

Eastern community to participate in 2020 Census

Staff Report

April 1, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman is urging the campus community to fill out the 2020 Census. In an email, Glassman stressed the importance of census data, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying, “the planning and development of health care facilities is just one important reason why participating...

Letter from the editor: Our mission for Spring 2020

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2020

Our mission at The Daily Eastern News has been and always will be to deliver high-quality journalism and reporting to the Eastern campus and community on all things happening at Eastern.   We will continue to bring news to the community for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester, but the...

Students return to class after odd spring break

Elizabeth Taylor, Campus Reporter

March 31, 2020

While an extended spring break would usually sound like any college student’s dream, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed perspectives on many things. Instead of a chance to vacation and spend time with others, most students were forced to stay inside for the entire two weeks of break. Whether they had big plans or not, the ...

Faculty react to Eastern’s COVID-19 plans

Corryn Brock and Hannah Shillo

March 13, 2020

As the campus community works to sort through all new changes coming to Eastern because of the COVID-19 outbreak, Eastern educators shared their concerns and thoughts on the new alternative instructional methods that will be in place.  Instructors will need a laptop or desktop computer, high-spe...

Classes expected to stay online all semester

Classes expected to stay online all semester

Analicia Haynes and Corryn Brock

March 13, 2020

Eastern is extending spring break by one week and transitioning all classes to D2L for the remainder of the semester. Public Information Coordinator Josh Reinhart said at this point, the plan is to continue online learning for the rest of the semester, but if that changes the university will let faculty...

Cancellations hit Eastern in wake of COVID-19

Staff Report

March 12, 2020

Spring Concert The Spring Concert has been canceled following a new policy restricting gatherings on campus of more than 50 people. The reveal for the concert was originally planned for Wednesday but was postponed as the university addressed the COVID-19 pandemic. Black Student Reunion The 2020 Black ...

Students react to extended spring break after COVID-19 concerns

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor

March 12, 2020

Eastern’s spring break officially begins at 8 p.m. Friday, when students are expected to be out of the residence halls to begin what was originally planned to be a week-long break but has since switched to a two-week-long break, followed by online-only course instruction because of the COVID-...

Eastern responds to coronavirus

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 12, 2020

With universities across the country canceling classes or switching instruction to online format, Eastern has been responding to what the World Health Organization is calling a pandemic. The Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has spread throughout the world and infected more than 120,000 people in more than ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Do not expose people to illness

Staff Editorial

March 12, 2020

With the coronavirus getting closer to us, it is important that we take the necessary precautions to make sure we do not catch it and that we avoid getting others sick as well. As of now, the university has not made any finite decision, but it seems that it could very well be possible that we shift...

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