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

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...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Coles County Faith-Based Coalition for Racial Justice thankful for Douglas Hall name change

We would like to thank Eastern Illinois University President Dr. David Glassman and the Board of Trustees for their unanimous support to choose the name of Powell-Norton Hall as the new name for a residence...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Zella Powell is a woman well worth honoring

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 27, 2022

In September 2020, University President David Glassman asked me during an interview on Douglas Hall what name I thought would be best if the university decided to rename the building. Having looked around...

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

EDITORIAL: It is too late to take credit

Editorial Staff April 27, 2022

It finally happened. After over a decade, Douglas Hall was renamed. And all we at the Daily Eastern News can say is good riddance to the old name. Soon, Eastern will not have the stain of having a building...

Joseph Dively adds his input to the topic of the Douglas Hall rename during the Board of Trustees meeting Friday in the Grand Ballroom.

Douglas Hall to be renamed Powell-Norton Hall

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

After over a decade since the idea of renaming Douglas Hall was first brought to the university’s attention, the residence hall will be renamed Powell-Norton Hall. The change follows a unanimous vote...

Joyce Madigan, the chairperson for the Board of Trustees, and David Glassman, Eastern Illinois University President, convene after the Friday Board of Trustees meeting was adjourned. The meeting was held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. The board approved of an additoin of one year to Glassman’s contract, all were in favor of the extension except one.

BREAKING NEWS: BOT approves Douglas Hall rename

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 22, 2022

Douglas Hall will be renamed to Powell-Norton Hall following a unanimous vote by Eastern’s Board of Trustees. The name represents two Black women who were influential in Eastern’s history, Zella...

The Board of Trustees will vote Friday on renaming Douglas Hall after Zella Powell, Easterns first Black graduate, and Ona Norton, a Charleston resident who helped house students of color starting in the 1950s.

BOT will vote on renaming Douglas Hall after both EIU’s first Black grad, community leader

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 19, 2022

A vote will be taken on renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall during the Board of Trustees meeting at 1 p.m. Friday. If approved, the name would honor both Zella Powell, Eastern’s first Black...

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...

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