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

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, answers questions from students during her interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential candidate in the Arcola/Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday afternoon. When asked about her values, Rogers-Adkinson answered that her first value is students are always first.

Diana Rogers-Adkinson talks retention rate at student interview

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter January 18, 2023

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, one of the final four presidential candidates, had her student interview on Thursday.    Rogers-Adkinson, current provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the...

letter to the editor

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: UPD failed me, do not let them fail others

Corryn Brock December 1, 2022

Starting in February, I became the target of dozens of hateful and/or threatening posts on the infamous app Yik Yak because of my work for the Daily Eastern News. Posts like “her dad can’t save her...

Stephanie Wright-Griggs and Carla Wright, two great granddaughters to Zella Powell, join together to cut the ribbon for Powell-Norton Hall in honor of its rededication on Friday afternoon.

Powell-Norton Hall dedication brings their family back to Eastern

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 9, 2022

Zella Powell’s great granddaughters and great great granddaughter came to Eastern for the Powell-Norton Hall dedication on Friday. The Powell-Norton Hall, formally Douglas Hall, was officially renamed...

Eastern to spend $110K on new president search

Eastern to spend $110K on new president search

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 6, 2022

Eastern is set to spend over $110,000 on the search for a new president with a company who run executive searches, Greenwood/Asher & Associates. With University President David Glassman retiring June...

Easterns top 10 highest paid faculty

Eastern’s top 10 highest paid faculty

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 6, 2022

University President David Glassman has the highest paid salary at Eastern in 2021 and makes 66.2% more than the second highest paid salary. In 2021, Glassman’s salary was $325,412 along with an additional...

Kymoni Dixon, a sophomore majoring in exercise science for physical therapy, works at Thomas Dining hall, swiping cards. Dixon said she likes the convenience of having an on-campus job although being a student worker can become hectic.

Taylor Dining to stop serving dinner

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief August 11, 2022

Taylor Dining will not be open for dinner this school year according to Housing and Dining Director Mark Hudson. "We're short on staffing and we tried to figure out what we could make adjustments to...

Director of Disability Services April Jackson said its office doesnt conduct routine inspections of campus to see if its disability friendly.

Letter from the Editor: ‘All in’ should mean all

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 21, 2022

Editors Note: This letter from the editor was originally published as an editorial earlier Tuesday evening. An explanation was posted on Facebook. This editorial has also been edited. “We’re all...

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.

THROUGH THE LENS: Tugs day 2

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...

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