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

Ci Richardson, a senior music education major, wheels down the Stevenson Tower ramp while slowing themself down by holding onto the railings on Thursday, June 9.

Student continues push for accessibility on campus

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor November 30, 2022

Ci Richardson, a senior psychology major, has chronic pains in their body and asthma. Due to this, they are unable to walk long distances due to the pain in their legs.    Richardson must use a wheelchair...

Eric Plummer is handed a bowl of chili during the CCAR Thanksgiving luncheon Tuesday afternoon at CCARs manufactoring plant. Plummer grew up watching Eastern sports games. He works two jobs, the first as a CCAR manufacturing worker and the second as a janitor.

Statistical disparities in Eastern’s disabled students count

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor November 30, 2022

Eastern has declined in number of undergraduate and high school dual credit students registered with disabilities from this fall semester at 4.9%, 340 students, from last fall with approximately 6 percent,...

Director of Disability Services April Jackson said its office doesnt conduct routine inspections of campus to see if its disability friendly.

Students call for changes in Eastern’s Student Disability Services

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Campus Reporter November 30, 2022

At the end of an anonymous student’s freshman year at Eastern, her father passed away. The death of her father took a toll on her for years, keeping her from enjoying her college experience to the...

A wheelchair in front of a flight of stairs outside of Lantz Arena on Nov. 18 at Eastern.

EDITORIAL: Students with disabilities should not have to fend for themselves

Editorial Board November 30, 2022

Over the past several weeks, we at The News have been looking into the process for reporting issues with accessibility on campus.  We knew it would be a complex issue, but we were not prepared for...

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