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Eastern unions push for health and safety measures

August 23, 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

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

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...

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

Paul McCann addresses the Board of Trustees on April 24.
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

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 “Kyle” Ignalaga

DEN at Home: Letter from Jose
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

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...

Students talk love, relationships while social distancing

Some go to video-communication apps for face-to-face connections
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

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

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

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...

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