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Eastern unions push for health and safety measures

August 23, 2020

Two Eastern unions are urging Eastern to “put the safety of students, employees and the community first” as the university opens this semester.   The two unions, AFSCME Local 981, which represents...

Former EIU soccer player alleges sexual assault against former Eastern baseball player

Henderlong is seen here delivering her speech about surviving an alleged sexual assault at the hands of an Eastern baseball player in 2017.
April 30, 2020

Editors note: This is a developing story, we will continue to update it as more information becomes available.  Update 2 p.m. Friday: In statements made to The Daily Eastern News on Friday, both Eastern...

All student workers will be paid for remainder of semester

April 8, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman said student workers, including those who receive federal work studies, will continue to receive payments until the end of the semester. Glassman said in an email...

Eastern community to participate in 2020 Census

April 1, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman is urging the campus community to fill out the 2020 Census. In an email, Glassman stressed the importance of census data, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying,...

Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits

Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits
March 22, 2020

An Eastern student has started a petition to ask the university to give students passing credits for the Spring 2020 semester. Courtney Cager, a junior accounting major, said she created the petition...

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email
March 20, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent a new email Friday night updating students on changes to the plans sent out Thursday evening. The changes are in response to the "Stay-At-Home" order given by Governor...

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation
March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman announced the cancellation of the May commencement ceremony, an announcement that has left many seniors filled with a variety of emotions. Many seniors have expressed...

Glassman sends email update

Glassman sends email update
March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent an email Thursday night to update how Eastern will be conducting campus business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glassman said students are being urged to return...

Classes expected to stay online all semester

Classes expected to stay online all semester
March 12, 2020

Eastern is extending spring break by one week and transitioning all classes to D2L for the remainder of the semester. Public Information Coordinator Josh Reinhart said at this point, the plan is to continue...

Cancellations hit Eastern in wake of COVID-19

March 12, 2020

Spring Concert The Spring Concert has been canceled following a new policy restricting gatherings on campus of more than 50 people. The reveal for the concert was originally planned for Wednesday but...

Eastern responds to coronavirus

University explores online teaching option as safety measure
March 11, 2020

With universities across the country canceling classes or switching instruction to online format, Eastern has been responding to what the World Health Organization is calling a pandemic. The Coronavirus,...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eastern’s senates condemn white supremacy posters

February 27, 2020

This letter was submitted by the staff, student and faculty senates of Eastern. “The Student, Staff and Faculty Senates of Eastern Illinois University condemn those attempting to propagate hate, and...

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