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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...

Taylor Iverson, a sophomore pre-veterinarian biology major (right) tests for COVID-19 at Eastern’s Student Recreation Center Court 5 on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Eastern University President David Glassman sent out an email stating that “all EIU students and employees are expected to complete on-campus SHIELD testing upon their return to campus” for the spring semester.

Eastern will continue current masking policies

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief February 10, 2022

Eastern will continue with its mask mandate regardless of a ruling by a Sangamon County Circuit Court judge that granted a temporary restraining order to over 140 Illinois school districts, allowing them...

Out of control: COVID-19 cases at all-time high, deaths on the rise

Out of control: COVID-19 cases at all-time high, deaths on the rise

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Nearly two years ago on April 6, 2020, the Coles County Health Department announced the first case of COVID-19 in Coles County. Now, the county has seen 13,719 confirmed cases. Over the last two years,...

EDITORIAL: Admins show weakness, complacency

EDITORIAL: Admins show weakness, complacency

Editorial Board January 11, 2022

This week Eastern “encouraged” and “expected” students and employees to get tested for COVID-19 as they flood back to campus for the Spring 2022 semester. Despite this, they apparently...

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...

President Glassman delivers his State of the University address in the Dvorak Concert Hall on Oct. 6, 2021.

Glassman addresses Eastern, talks concerns, goals

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 6, 2021

University President David Glassman spoke on the six goals he has for the university in the current academic year during his State of the University address Wednesday afternoon. His goals included the...

You aren’t safe from COVID-19, act like it

You aren’t safe from COVID-19, act like it

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 30, 2021

Recently, I was scrolling through TikTok when I came across a video from user @nurse_sushi that started with, “Did you guys know that Covid has a sound?” She went on to say that once a patient is intubated...

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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