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

GRAPHIC BY CORRYN BROCK
Easterns Naming Committee are tasked with reviewing (left to right) former Illinois Governor Edward Coles, former Eastern student and Tuskegee Airman Major Charles B. Hall, former Eastern student and former University President Louis V. Hencken, community members Ona and Kenneth Norton, Easterns first Black student Zella Powell and former Eastern professor William Ridgeway.

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

“Grandma and my mother as a toddler”

Life for Eastern’s first Black graduate’s descendants

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a series detailing the life and legacy of the Powell family of Mattoon, Illinois, as well as the life of their descendants. Zella Powell, a daughter of the prominent...

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