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

President of Eastern Illinois University Jay Gatrell in his office in Old Main during an interview with the Daily Eastern News about his first year as president. Gatrell said, Anytime you take a new job, there’s going to be a learning curve. But you know, I feel sort of blessed to have been here and to know this place and the newer students.”  

Jay Gatrell: The first year

Drew Coffey, Reporter April 11, 2024

It was only a little more than a year ago when Jay Gatrell was voted as Eastern’s 13th president.    Gatrell, who acted as provost and vice president of academic affairs for Eastern from 2017 to...

Jay Gatrell was formally inducted as Eastern’s thirteenth university president Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert Hall at the Doudna Fine Arts Center. Jay succeeds former University President David Glassman.

Gatrell initiated through presidential investiture ceremony

Chandler Smith, Reporter November 16, 2023

The presidential investiture ceremony began at 1 p.m. Wednesday and there were students with also a lot of staff that celebrated the confirmation of Eastern's president, Jay Gatrell.   Students found...

At First night the crowed tries to catch toy footballs and bracelets thrown by Eastern illinois Football team Sunday Night

Jay Gatrell’s first of many First Nights as President

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter August 21, 2023

The loud music echoing across the campus from Eastern’s Panther Marching Band started off this year's First Night Spirit Rally. As they made their way to O’Brien Field the school’s spirit was...

Cost of living vs EIU salary

Cost of living vs EIU salary

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor March 22, 2023

In 2022, the cost of living for a single parent was $33,602 according to livingwage.mit.edu. Since then, the wage has increased roughly 31 percent to $43,981. With the current lack of contracts for Eastern’s...

Look through EIU’s presidents of the past, future

Look through EIU’s presidents of the past, future

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief February 8, 2023

Throughout Eastern's 128 years, the university has seen 13 presidents. Eastern was established in 1895, but the first president was elected in 1989. However, that president never began his term in 1899,...

EDITORIAL: Gatrell for president: Pros and cons

EDITORIAL: Gatrell for president: Pros and cons

Editorial Board February 5, 2023

With the announcement of Eastern’s 13th university president, Jay Gatrell, we at The News have had our own interactions and experiences with Gatrell.  These interactions have given us our own thoughts...

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