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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The gates of the castle outside of Old Main could be seen Wednesday afternoon where the Lantanas are in bloom. Part of Levi Lee’s job as Grounds Gardener is selecting the annual flower beds. He is in charge of selecting the plants for different areas across campus from Old Main to Greek Court.

EIU searching for director of accessibility and accommodations

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 17, 2024

Eastern is on the search for a new director of accessibility and accommodations.  The first candidate for the job was James Cox.  Cox received his Master of Science in education leadership...

Several students walk around campus, going to and from classes on Thursday afternoon as the first week of classes wraps up.

Lack of official process creates accessibility challenges at Eastern

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2022

Editors and reporters from the News have struggled for two weeks to find details on how  Eastern accommodates students with disabilities. After hearing stories about fellow students’ struggles, we knew...

Director of Disability Services April Jackson said its office doesnt conduct routine inspections of campus to see if its disability friendly.

Letter from the Editor: ‘All in’ should mean all

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2022

Editors Note: This letter from the editor was originally published as an editorial earlier Tuesday evening. An explanation was posted on Facebook. This editorial has also been edited. “We’re all...

Martin Hardeman, a history professor, holds a plaque he received as a gift over winter break. The plaque says, “Quotes found on the internet are not always accurate- Abraham Lincoln.” He said he thought it fit perfectly in his office, and students can learn a lot from it.

‘It doesn’t mean that life is over:’ Professor talks living with blindness

Logan Raschke, News Editor January 9, 2019

Professor of history Martin Hardeman has been teaching at Eastern since 1992, and he is completely blind. Hardeman is a friendly face in Eastern’s history department, and he is not afraid to discuss...

Guest Column: Testing Services Center should be restored

Dr. Michael Kuo, Guest Columnist February 24, 2017

We are treating our learning-disabled students poorly, and we need to get our act together. We have shut down the Testing Services Center that provided these students and their teachers with testing...

Column: Access, support for disabled people is a right

Gretchen Neal, Staff Reporter October 17, 2016

Able-bodied people often take for granted the ease of access we have to buildings, jobs and healthcare. The other day, I spoke to a former employee of Eastern who had to cart around computers and therefore...

Amputees in the media discussed at fall lecture

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor September 16, 2015

Digital amputations was a topic presented at the annual fall lecture put on by Phi Beta Kappa Wednesday in the Doudna Fine Arts Center lecture hall. Angela Smith, an associate professor of English...

‘Lost Limbs’ to educate about disabilities

Luis Martinez, Entertainment Editor September 10, 2015

The Doudna Fine Arts Center will host a film lecture called “Lost Limbs: Digital Amputation and Disable Moves at the Movies” and will be the 25th annual Phi Beta Kappa fall lecture. This year’s...

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