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

The Daily Eastern News

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Former Eastern President Louis V. Hencken has requested his name be withdrawn from the list of names being considered by the Naming Committee as potential name replacements for Douglas Hall.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

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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...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

Naming Committee reconvening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Collecting a list of name recommendations will be the task of the Naming Committee Thursday morning as they meet to continue the conversation on the renaming of Douglas Hall. The last time the committee...

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 23, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News believe that students should have more buildings named after figures that represent the population at EIU.  Naming a figure after an African American that has impacted...

Tanya Willard, Coordinator for the Gender and Sexual Diversity Center, presents a slideshow on what pronouns are and how to use them during the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Student Senate discusses pronouns, gender diversity

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 23, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government welcomed a guest speaker to discuss pronouns and gender diversity to the student senators on Wednesday at 7th Street Underground. After calling the meeting to order and...

Eastern Center Kevin Duckworth muscles inside for two of his 12 points from Dec. 10, 1984.

STAFF EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 22, 2021

As we at The Daily Eastern News continue to recommend new names for Douglas Hall, where many athletes live, we thought it was appropriate to suggest a name that relates to Eastern athletics. Kevin Duckworth...

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 20, 2021

Continuing our week of recommendations for the renaming of Douglas Hall, we at The Daily Eastern News believe that Captain Charles Hall should be also be considered by the Naming Committee  Hall...

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