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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 building service, clerical, technical and food service workers, and University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100’s Eastern chapter which represents faculty...

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 they still are. As more and more small businesses, grocery stores and schools adopt strict mask...

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...

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose “Kyle” Ignalaga

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose

Jose Ignalaga

April 21, 2020

My name is Jose Leo Carmona Ignalaga, but my friends call me Kyle. Currently, I am a second semester junior, and I am a computer information technology major as well as a digital media minor. Prior to the quarantine, I recall having a routine that kept me active, healthy and quite punctual, in the...

IBHE, state implement Wi-Fi hotspot plan

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

April 21, 2020

The state of Illinois and the Illinois Board of Higher Education have partnered to create Wi-Fi hotspots across the state that can be accessed by students who have to learn remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.  The hotspot project was finalized by the governor’s office, the IBHE and the IBSE...

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...

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