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Campus COVID-19 guidelines to update soon

Staff Report June 10, 2021

Illinois will enter Phase 5 of the state’s reopening plan on Friday, but updates to Eastern’s policies may not happen right away. As of Thursday morning, university president David Glassman had...

City Council resolves to end state of emergency

Helena Edwards , Staff Writer June 1, 2021

The Charleston City Council voted Tuesday on a resolution to approve a local state of emergency with a termination provision.  As stated in the resolution, “Upon the issuance of a declaration by...

Photo illustration: Eastern's COVID-19 guidelines have been updated.

Campus COVID-19 guidelines updated

Elizabeth Taylor, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2021
According to an email from university President David Glassman which was sent to Eastern students and faculty on May 21, vaccinated individuals will not have to wear masks in many settings on campus.

Column: CDC announcement was hasty, dangerous

Destiny Blanchard, Opinions Writer May 18, 2021
Many fully vaccinated people are continuing to wear their masks when out in public for personal reasons and for the feeling of added safety. However, the CDC announcement may result in people lying about their vaccination status.

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...

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose “Kyle” Ignalaga

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...

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...

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