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

Faculty Senate to meet Tuesday afternoon

Faculty Senate to meet Tuesday afternoon

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 13, 2021

Faculty Senate will discuss their concerns with the number of faculty in their meeting Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Witters conference room in Booth Library. Another concern they will discuss is campus...

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

Editorial Board September 12, 2021

At the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, several members of the Board expressed they needed more information about renaming Douglas Hall, but what more could they need? This debate has gone on for over...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the MLK Jr. Union.

Glassman updates BOT on Douglas Hall

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

University President David Glassman updated the Board of Trustees on the potential renaming of Douglas Hall Sept. 10. Glassman discussed the matter in the morning sessions with the Board, then later...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the MLK Jr. Union.

BOT approves AFSCME contracts

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Eastern's Board of Trustees approved two contracts for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents Eastern's building service workers, cooks,...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Trustees: you need to take action

STAFF EDITORIAL: Board of Trustees: you need to take action

Editorial Board September 8, 2021

Douglas Hall needs to be renamed, however, 139 days after the Naming Committee voted to recommend a name change, it has yet to go before the Board of Trustees.  We are left to wonder if this...

Eastern President David Glassman talks during an emergency Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The meeting was live streamed to the public amid COVID-19 concerns and the photo is a screenshot of that livestream.

Board of Trustees to hear update on Douglas Hall

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 8, 2021

The Board of Trustees will receive an update from University President David Glassman on the Naming Committee’s recommendation to rename Douglas Hall Friday during their meeting at 1 p.m. The Naming...

Guest Column: You can cancel Stephen Douglas or you can cancel Black people

Christopher Hanlon, Guest Columnist April 27, 2021

Things got a little weird toward the end of the most recent meeting of EIU’s Naming Committee when committee Chair Angie Campbell described those who favor renaming Douglas Hall as an instance of “cancel...

The graphic illustrates several comments listed under the post about police responding to a 10-32 dispatch (man with gun) at Douglas Hall as well as tweets regarding the whole incident. Students reacted to the threat on social media , some questioning what was happening and some perpetuating misinformation. There was no shooter on campus, there was no gun in Douglas Hall and there was no credible threat.

Students say Alert EIU was ‘too vague’

Analicia Haynes and Hannah Shillo October 15, 2019

Richard Marrero, a junior history major, said when he was in class Tuesday morning, one of his classmates told him that there was a “potential threat” on campus. That was the first time he heard...

A police car sits outside Douglas Hall Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to a report of a gun in the building. No gun was found.

Threat to campus found to be not credible

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2019

A threat issued to Eastern’s campus early Tuesday morning was found to be not credible by law enforcement following a day of investigations, false alarm emergency calls and questions from a concerned...

Arts Festival returns this spring after 2-year absence

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter February 6, 2018

After being canceled in 2016 and 2017, Celebration, an arts festival, returns this spring. Anita Shelton, the interim dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, said Tuesday at a Faculty Senate meeting...

Students who stayed through Douglas Hall fire could face consequences

Mallory Kutnick, Contributing Writer November 30, 2017

Though most residents left the building after a fire in the attic of Douglas Hall Tuesday evening, those who remained may reap the penalties for disregarding their own safety. In an article of The Daily...

Steve Bennett (left), chief of the Charleston Fire Department, discusses the situation with a firefighter in the parking lot of Douglas Hall Wednesday night after the building's attic caught on fire.

Sparking motor to blame for Douglas Hall fire

Chrissy Miller, News Editor November 30, 2017

Emergency vehicles responded to a fire in the attic of Douglas Hall at 7:33 p.m. Tuesday night. Mark Hudson, director of university housing and dining services, said the ventilation motor that caused...

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