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

Naming Committee ex-officio convenor Ken Wetstein and committee members Angie Campbell and Diane Burns review the rough draft of a letter that will be sent to University President David Glassman during a meeting Jan. 13. The letter will include the committees findings on each name the committee was asked to review.

Naming Committee set to send Glassman letter with findings

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief January 13, 2022

Eastern’s Naming Committee met for what may have been the final meeting on renaming Douglas Hall before the Board of Trustees will discuss, but not vote, on a name change during the BOT meeting Jan....

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Ken Wetstein, ex-officio convener of the Naming Committee, discusses what the next steps in the naming process will look like.

Naming Committee reviews Douglas Hall name replacements, talks next steps in process

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2021

During the Naming Committee meeting Wednesday, Ken Wetstein, ex-offico convener of the committee and Vice President for University Advancement, informed the committee of University President David Glassman’s...

Naming Committee member Steven Scher reviews a list of previous and future actions of the committee Nov. 18.

Naming Committee to review potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee will meet at noon Wednesday to discuss potential new names for Douglas Hall. In the committee’s last meeting, members had received a list of recommendations from University...

(From left to right) Johnetta Jones, Kevin Duckworth, Ona Norton, Charles Hall and Zella Powell

EDITORIAL: Choose morals over money

Editorial Board November 17, 2021

The Naming Committee will meet Thursday and is anticipating a list of names to consider from University President David Glassman. While we do not know what this list of names will consist of, we know most...

Vice President for University Advancement Ken Wetstein and Naming Committee member Steven Scher discuss Eastern’s naming policy Thursday morning.

Naming Committee set to receive recommendations from Glassman

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 17, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is expected to receive name recommendations from University President David Glassman ahead of their meeting Thursday at 9 a.m. in room 1019 of Old Main. Vice President of...

Angie Campbell, former chair of the Naming Committee, discusses the internal governing policy for the committee.

Naming committee holds first meeting of Fall 2021

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 17, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee met Thursday to begin discussing potential names for a Douglas Hall rename. Following the naming committee’s recommendation in April to University President David Glassman...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

Naming Committee reconvening

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 13, 2021

Collecting a list of name recommendations will be the task of the Naming Committee Thursday morning as they meet to continue the conversation on the renaming of Douglas Hall. The last time the committee...

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

EDITORIAL: What more do you need

Editorial Board September 12, 2021

At the Board of Trustees meeting Friday, several members of the Board expressed they needed more information about renaming Douglas Hall, but what more could they need? This debate has gone on for over...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

Glassman updates BOT on Douglas Hall

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

University President David Glassman updated the Board of Trustees on the potential renaming of Douglas Hall Sept. 10. Glassman discussed the matter in the morning sessions with the Board, then later...

Eastern Illinois University President Davis Glassman speaks during the Sept. 10, 2021 Board of Trustees meeting held at the Grand Ballroom at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. He announced his intention to reconvene the Naming Comittee during the meeting on Sept. 10.

BOT approves AFSCME contracts

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2021

Eastern's Board of Trustees approved two contracts for members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the union that represents Eastern's building service workers, cooks,...

Guest Column: You can cancel Stephen Douglas or you can cancel Black people

Christopher Hanlon, Guest Columnist April 27, 2021

Things got a little weird toward the end of the most recent meeting of EIU’s Naming Committee when committee Chair Angie Campbell described those who favor renaming Douglas Hall as an instance of “cancel...

Load More Stories