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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

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Kate Montgomery (right), a freshman psychology major, gets instruction from Corey Bentley, a senior health administration major, at the COVID-19 testing site in the Lantz Arena Fieldhouse on Dec. 2, 2020. [I] just want to make sure I don’t have COVID so I don’t spread it with any family or friends. I’m staying here but I visit home every weekend, Montgomery said.

Eastern ‘strongly encouraging’ COVID-19 testing ahead of spring semester

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 7, 2022

Eastern is encouraging, but not requiring, all students and employees to take COVID-19 tests upon returning to campus. Testing will be available at Court 5 of the Student Rec Center Jan. 10, 11 and 12...

Student Senator Jasmine Yusef, a junior English major, awarded Speaker Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major a plaque thanking her for her dedication to the Student Senate over the past semester Wednesday night. The plaque reads “Presented to: Katelynn Alexander Speaker or the Student Senate. Thank you for your tireless dedicatio of time, commitment and support to the Student Body of Eastern Illinois University Fall 2021.”

Student Senate votes on bylaw revisions

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor December 8, 2021

Student Senate voted on revisions made to the Student Senate Bylaws during its meeting Wednesday night. 24 of the 27 bylaw revisions passed, while three failed. The bylaw revisions were voted on using...

Coles County COVID-19 cases on the rise

Coles County COVID-19 cases on the rise

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

The Coles County Health Department has announced the COVID-19 death toll has reached 103 people and the county has seen a 1111.11% increase in cases from June to August. The most impacted age range is...

COVID-19 guidelines: whats what

COVID-19 guidelines: what’s what

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2021

Eastern will be expecting but not requiring COVID-19 vaccines during the Fall 2021 semester. Regardless of vaccination status, however, all students and staff should report their status to the university...

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