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

Laura McLaughlin, Eastern’s general counsel, and Amie Calvert the director of office employee and labor relations leave Booth Library after hearing the University Professionals of Illinois team’s demand to bargain in regards to wages Monday afternoon.

‘Struggle’ to get faculty union contract signed

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2022

Eastern’s faculty union president said it will be a struggle to get a new faculty contract signed before school begins. The last contract, signed four years ago, will expire Aug. 31. Every four...

Members of Delta Chi, run to pull the rope from the water during Tugs for Greek Week  at the Campus Pond, Wednesday afternoon.


Elizabeth Wood, Photographer April 20, 2022

Eastern student to present on hate crimes, more this week

Eastern student to present on hate crimes, more this week

Luke Taylor, Multimedia News Editor March 28, 2022

This week will feature multiple entertaining or educational events on and around Eastern's campus. On Monday at 3:30 p.m. in Buzzard Hall, Eastern student Charles Clabaugh will be presenting his research...

Members  and advisers of The Daily Eastern News pose with awards they won from the annual Illinois College Press Association contest.

The News wins 17 awards in ICPA contests

News Staff March 19, 2022

The staff of The Daily Eastern News won 17 awards in the annual Illinois College Press Association newspaper Saturday afternoon. The staff won three first-place awards, including two overall awards in...

Some classes to be mask optional after Spring Break

Some classes to be mask optional after Spring Break

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 14, 2022

Upon returning from Spring Break, Eastern faculty members are given the choice by the University to continue wearing masks in class or to be mask optional. Eastern announced Monday, when students and...

Whats open at Eastern over Spring Break

What’s open at Eastern over Spring Break

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter March 11, 2022

With Spring Break fast approaching, here are some of the places that will and won’t be open at Eastern through March 14 to March 20.  Before we get into the spring dates, students need to be aware...

Last Eastern events before Spring Break

Last Eastern events before Spring Break

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter March 7, 2022

The final school week before Spring Break includes multiple on-campus events. There will be a percussion ensemble performance on Tuesday in Doudna’s Black Box Theatre at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are...

Jaedah Franks, a sophomore biology major, wins Miss Black EIU 2022 at the celebration of the 50th Anniversary Scholarship Pageant on Saturday night.

Lets be ‘Franks’: 2022 Miss Black EIU

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 2, 2022

The 2022 Miss Black EIU Jaedah Franks plans to open her own OB-GYN clinics in the future, with the first being an affordable clinic for women in Chicago who can’t afford most health care options. After...

Pictured from left to right: Promise Anderson, Faith Johnson, Kymoni Dixon, Brianna Hull-Dennis and Jaedah Franks, the 2022 Ms. Black EIU contestants.

2022 Ms. Black EIU contestants to compete in 50th anniversary Saturday night

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 25, 2022

Five Eastern students are competing in the 50th anniversary Ms. Black EIU pageant Saturday night in the Grand Ballroom. The 2022 Ms. Black EIU scholarship pageant will be in the Grand Ballroom in the...

From left, Savanna Wooten, a junior music education major, and Daniel Torres, a junior music performance major, play in the Birdland Quintet at the Jazz Combos at the Dvorak Concert Hall on Thursday.

Jazz Combos performs at Doudna Thursday night

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter February 25, 2022

Two jazz combo bands took the stage Thursday night in the Dvorak Concert Hall to perform jazz standards and popular tunes arranged for the event.   The Birdland Quintet began the evening, featuring...

Isai Morales, a freshman biology major, tests at Eastern’s Student Recreation Center Court 5 for COVID-19 on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Eastern University President David Glassman sent out an email stating that “all EIU students and employees are expected to complete on-campus SHIELD testing upon their return to campus” for the spring semester.

Changes to Eastern’s masking policy coming soon

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2022

Starting Feb. 28, Eastern will be shifting its Mask Requirements Policy to lift most mask requirements outside of the classroom setting. Under the new policy, all individuals will be required to wear...

Wills Wild n Wacky Podcast... with Sean: New Police Chief Marisol Gamboa

Will’s Wild ‘n Wacky Podcast… with Sean: New Police Chief Marisol Gamboa

Will Simmons and Sean Cozzie February 16, 2022

Will and Sean talk to Chief Gamboa about life, liberty and tacos.

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