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The Daily Eastern News

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

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

Editorial Staff April 27, 2022

It finally happened. After over a decade, Douglas Hall was renamed. And all we at the Daily Eastern News can say is good riddance to the old name. Soon, Eastern will not have the stain of having a building...

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: Naming with purpose

Ellen Dooley, Columnist April 26, 2022

Shakespeare was really onto something when he wrote the famous line “what’s in a name?” In recent years, multiple schools across the country have been renamed due to controversial figures being...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

Zella Powell and Ona Norton: Looking into the women who Douglas Hall may be renamed after

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after two Black women who were influential in the university’s history Friday at 1 p.m. Originally named after a pro-slavery proponent...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

BOT will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after both EIU’s first Black grad, community leader

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

A vote will be taken on renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall during the Board of Trustees meeting at 1 p.m. Friday. If approved, the name would honor both Zella Powell, Eastern’s first Black...

the news desk

The News Desk Jan. 28, 2022

Luke Taylor and Corryn Brock January 28, 2022

Editor-in-Chief Corryn Brock is back to explain the next steps for the possible renaming of Douglas Hall, as well as our upcoming Black History Month edition. If you're interested in Corryn's articles...

Naming Committee member Steven Scher reviews a list of previous and future actions of the committee Nov. 18.

Naming Committee to review potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee will meet at noon Wednesday to discuss potential new names for Douglas Hall. In the committee’s last meeting, members had received a list of recommendations from University...

Former University President Louis V. Hencken

Hencken withdraws name from consideration of Douglas Hall renaming

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 2, 2021

Former Eastern President Louis V. Hencken has requested his name be withdrawn from the list of names being considered by the Naming Committee as potential name replacements for Douglas Hall. Hencken...

Former University President Louis V. Hencken

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements: Louis V. Hencken

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

GRAPHIC BY CORRYN BROCK
Easterns Naming Committee are tasked with reviewing (left to right) former Illinois Governor Edward Coles, former Eastern student and Tuskegee Airman Major Charles B. Hall, former Eastern student and former University President Louis V. Hencken, community members Ona and Kenneth Norton, Easterns first Black student Zella Powell and former Eastern professor William Ridgeway.

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

(From left to right) Johnetta Jones, Kevin Duckworth, Ona Norton, Charles Hall and Zella Powell

EDITORIAL: Choose morals over money

Editorial Board November 17, 2021

The Naming Committee will meet Thursday and is anticipating a list of names to consider from University President David Glassman. While we do not know what this list of names will consist of, we know most...

Vice President for University Advancement Ken Wetstein and Naming Committee member Steven Scher discuss Eastern’s naming policy Thursday morning.

Naming Committee set to receive recommendations from Glassman

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is expected to receive name recommendations from University President David Glassman ahead of their meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. in room 1019 of Old Main. Vice President of...

Angie Campbell, former chair of the Naming Committee, discusses the internal governing policy for the committee.

Naming committee holds first meeting of Fall 2021

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee met Thursday to begin discussing potential names for a Douglas Hall rename. Following the naming committee’s recommendation in April to University President David Glassman...

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