The Daily Eastern News

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern should support Butler

Staff Editorial

February 18, 2020

Eastern swimmer Jaylan Butler and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against police officers for an incident that occurred last February, in which police officers pinned Butler to the ground, placed him under arrest, held guns on him and threatened to “blow his f****** head off” if he moved. This is according...

Parts of Eastern to close for Thanksgiving break

Rylee DeLong, Contributing Writer

November 22, 2019

Thanksgiving is less than a week away, and that means Eastern will be closed. Starting Friday at 8 p.m. all residence halls will have their locks changed out, so students will not have access to any of the buildings over break. Students were able to sign up if they needed to stay over break. This a...

Student accused of resisting arrest last Tuesday

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 11, 2019

An Eastern student was charged with resisting a peace officer. Jacari W. Neil, a 22-year-old marketing major, is accused of resisting arrest on Nov. 5. According to the police affidavit, Officer Jeremy Shores with the University Police Department responded to a report of a fight at Immaunel Lutheran Churc...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Eastern is in an upswing

Staff Editorial

October 3, 2019

It was not very long ago that Eastern found itself muddled in a state budget impasse that lasted 793 days from July 1 to Aug. 31, 2017. A rallying campaign to “Fund EIU” was sparked during that time, enrollment dipped, employees lost their jobs, rumors and whispers of closings touched the ears...

Anticipating one last ride at Eastern

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor

August 18, 2019

It feels great to be back at Eastern! For those of you who do not know me, I am the Opinions Editor at The Daily Eastern News. I previously served in this position last year, and I will serve in it gain this year. I have to say, I was really nervous to return this year. Contrary to the last two ye...

EDITORIAL: Enjoy what we have to offer at Eastern

Staff Editorial

August 18, 2019

For those of you who are just stepping on campus and beginning your education here at Eastern, there are so many activities you can partake in and enjoy. We at The Daily Eastern News want everyone to take everything in and experience everything that the school has to offer. No matter what your intere...

Eastern professor shares experience co-developing Five Feline Farm

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

July 18, 2019

For the last four years, Donna Coonce and Julia Miller have been steadily growing Five Feline Farm as a business. The pair began selling produce and honey at the Farmers Market in Charleston in 2015 after they had an abundance in their produce and honey that season. Coonce and Miller were already...

Eastern needs more school spirit

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 21, 2019

There is a lot of hypocrisy within the student body at Eastern that I want to address. Doing so at the end of the year may seem like a lost cause, since a lot of students are graduating or may be transferring. But this is something that needs to be said because it, I think, has serious implications for the futur...

Eastern’s year in review

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2018

By Analicia Haynes Editor-in-Chief | @Haynes1943 Eastern President David Glassman will give his State of the University Address from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall of the Doudna Fine Arts Center.  Glassman said in an email sent to the campus community that he will outli...

Restructuring talks hit CAA

Jeffrey Stowell, a psychology professor as well and the vice chair of Faculty Senate, drew out a plan to potentially change the make up off the Council on Academic Affairs during its meeting on Thursday. The plan would not change the number of faculty members on the council, it would only change a couple of their titles.

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 23, 2018

The Council of Academic Affairs, which has been working under suspended bylaws for the past year, will start to reinstate and update the bylaws as changes resulting from the “year of transition” continue around campus. Jeffrey Stowell, a psychology professor as well as the vice chair of Faculty Sen...

‘Year of transition’ underway at Eastern

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 20, 2018

A plan to restructure colleges and create a new one was approved by the board of trustees over the summer and put into effect during July. The plan involves many changes, including the creation of a new College of Health and Human Services, the creation of a new school of communications and journalism...

Move-In Day 2018: Learning to say goodbye

Freshman graphic design major Rachel Mette and her mother Lisa Mette, talk in Rachel Mette's undecorated dorm room in Andrews Hall Thursday morning during Eastern's move-in day. Rachel Mette was one of many freshmen and transfer students who moved into Eastern on Thursday.

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 16, 2018

A box slid off her precarious structure as Rachel Mette dove to make sure nothing got broken in the fall. Rachel Mette, accompanied by her mother, father and brother, walked into her new home for the first time and prepared to say goodbye. She, along with many other freshmen and transfer stu...

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