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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

Jessica Nantes, a senior TV and video production major plays pickleball with her sister and friends and at the outside Lantz Arena tennis courts Tuesday evening.

COLUMN: Pickleball is fun

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter February 3, 2024

One sport that many people seem to not understand how it can be fun is pickleball. It has a weird name, and many people look at it as just tennis. However, pickleball is so much fun if you just try...

Lalani Ellis, a freshman guard, dribbles the ball toward the hoop during the womens basketball game against the Western Illinois University Leathernecks at Groniger Arena on Saturday afternoon. Ellis scored 17 points leading the Panthers, had two steals and went 6-6 on field goals.

Eastern overcomes deficit to beat Western Illinois

Patrick Schmitz, Sports Reporter January 13, 2024

Eastern women’s basketball beat the Western Illinois University Leathernecks 72-63 after the Panthers came back from being down 11 points at the start of the third quarter.   Both teams started...

Theo Paxton runs in the mens 1500 meters and places in first with a time of 4:24.77 at the EIU Big Blue Classic event at O’Brien Field Saturday.

Track and field hosts first meet of 2024

Aidan Cusack, Sports Reporter January 13, 2024

In all of school history, Eastern track and field has sent four athletes to the Olympics. One of these four has been honored for the past 10 years at Eastern’s premier track meet. The namesake...

Community members Amara Lewis, 5, attempts to catch up to her brother Marcus Lewis, 3, at Easterns Welcome Weekend Fall Fair Saturday evening in the empty lot next to Tarble Arts Center. This was the first day the family visited the fair, but said from what theyve seen, it has been a great time so far.

Fall Fair reunites Eastern, Charleston community

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief August 20, 2023

Nerves crept over Kristal Muñoz, a senior criminology/criminal justice major, as the night progressed at the Welcome Weekend Fall Fair.  Charleston held the Coles County Fair several weeks before...

Getting Emotional Ep. 7: Spring Sports & Jimmy G Update

Getting Emotional Ep. 7: Spring Sports & Jimmy G Update

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens April 9, 2023

Kate and Autumn discuss some good and bad news, both on campus and nationally, on a rainy day at EIU.

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Getting Emotional Ep. 5: Spring Sports Rundown

Autumn Schulz and Kate Stevens March 23, 2023

Kate and Autumn are back from break! This week, they discuss all of the many sports events happening soon, as well as an upcoming visit from Eastern Illinois University alum Jimmy Garoppolo.

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 10, 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 7, 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 7, 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...

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