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Students say Alert EIU was ‘too vague’

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.

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 about the threat, and his classmate stopped the class to tell everyone about it. Everyone was confused and...

Threat to campus found to be not credible

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.

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 public and student body. 9:48 a.m. Initial alert sent out Eastern’s administration was informed...

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 the festival is a tradition at Eastern that was originally cut in 2016 because of low staffing. Cel...

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 Eastern News, University Police Sgt. Ryan Risinger said some students did not follow evacuation procedur...

Sparking motor to blame for Douglas Hall fire

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.

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 the fire will be replaced. “We had a motor that froze up and as it froze up it threw out...

Faculty senate votes to ask Glassman to restaff naming committee

Brooke Schwartz, Admistration Reporter

October 3, 2017

A resolution to urge Eastern President David Glassman to re-staff a naming committee to discuss changing Douglas Hall’s name was passed at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The resolution passed 12 to one, plus one abstention. The semester-long debate has spanned outside the campus and into...

Douglas Hall wins boat race for second year in a row

Natalie Santillan, a sophmore elementary education major, tries to stay afloat in her boat for Taylor Hall in the Rocfest boat races at Campus Pond. Santillon eventually lost the battle and ended up in the water.

Mary Ellen Greenburg, Photographer

September 28, 2017

The annual  boat races signal that the end of Residents on Campus Fest is quickly approaching. The residence halls spend almost a week every fall collecting boxes that they can use to build their boats. unknown Douglas Hall won the race for the second year in a row. Shawn Hammers, the president of Douglas Hall, was happy that they had “...

Faculty Senate continues Douglas Hall discussion

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 19, 2017

The Faculty Senate continued the discussion regarding renaming Douglas Hall and decided to take a vote at its next meeting. Faculty Senate member Todd Bruns proposed voting in the next meeting on sending it to a naming committee, continuing the discussion on campus climate and making sure Eastern...

Faculty Senate debates renaming Douglas Hall

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 6, 2017

After a teleconference with former Eastern professor Chris Hanlon, the Faculty Senate debated how changing Douglas Hall’s name would affect the community and ideas of how to handle the proposal. In Fall 2010, Hanlon first brought forth this proposal. Former Eastern President Bill Perry agreed with ...

Faculty Senate to see proposal to rename Douglas Hall

Staff Report

September 5, 2017

The Faculty Senate will review a proposal to consider renaming Douglas Hall, submitted by Professor Chris Hanlon, a former Eastern professor who now teachers at Arizona State University, at its meeting Tuesday. The renaming proposal discussion will include a teleconference with Hanlon, followed by...

Blotter: Battery reported at Douglas Hall, thefts at Weller and Coleman Halls

October 5, 2015

Taelor P. Tiffin, 20, of 204 E. Colorado, Casey, Ill., was arrested and charged with underage consumption of alcohol, Sunday morning. Tiffin was released later that morning with a court appearance notice. Battery was reported at Douglas Hall Thursday night. The incident was referred to the Office of...

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