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

In his Old Main office, University President Jay Gatrell said his goals for the school year are to have employees and students be successful and reach their goals. Creating a culture of care for our students and creating a culture of care for our employees.

First week of school for President Gatrell

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor August 25, 2023

Beginning his day at around 6:05 a.m. with Starbucks, followed by entering his office around 6:15 and 6:30 to check both of his email accounts, Eastern’s President Jay Gatrell looks forward to getting...

Will Padgett is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 581-2912 padgett14@gmail.com.

COLUMN: President, shmesident- who cares?

Will Padgett, Columnist February 4, 2023

Smart and interesting people, that’s who!   But I’m neither of those things so I’m finding it increasingly difficult to actually find the time to form a single thought about Eastern’s presidency....

Jay Gatrell, after being announced the 13th president of Eastern Illinois University, gets interviewed by WEIU in the University Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Friday afternoon.

BREAKING: Jay Gatrell to be EIU’s 13th president

Madelyn Kidd, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2023

Jay Gatrell, the current provost and vice president of academic affairs, was announced on Friday to be the 13th president following University President David Glassman’s retirement on June 30. Gatrell...

Michael Godard, introduces himself to students during his presidential interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential in the Arcola/Tuscola room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Monday afternoon. Godard is a first generation student and said he wants to focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Michael Godard concludes student interview for new president

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 25, 2023

Michael Godard concluded the student interviews for the presidential candidates on Monday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union from 3 p.m. until 3:50 p.m. He has sat...

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, answers questions from students during her interview for Eastern Illinois Universitys next presidential candidate in the Arcola/Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday afternoon. When asked about her values, Rogers-Adkinson answered that her first value is students are always first.

Diana Rogers-Adkinson talks retention rate at student interview

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter January 18, 2023

Diana Rogers-Adkinson, one of the final four presidential candidates, had her student interview on Thursday.    Rogers-Adkinson, current provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at the...

David Brennen, one of four presidential candidates, answers a question about increased funding for athletics in the Arcola-Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Thursday afternoon. Brennen said he can’t promise anything but he loves fundraising by getting involved with alumni and speaking with state legislators.

Students interview second presidential candidate, David Brennen

Katja Benz, Reporter January 12, 2023

David Brennen, one of the final four presidential candidates, had his student interview on Thursday.   Brennen, who came to campus from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, was the dean of the...

Jay Gatrell, the current provost for EIU and candidate to be the next president, introduces himself and answers various questions from a full room of students in the Arcola-Tuscola room of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday afternoon.

Students interview first presidential candidate Jay Gatrell

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 11, 2023

Jay Gatrell, one of four final presidential candidate for Eastern, had his student interview on Tuesday. Gatrell is one of the last four candidates chosen to be president of Eastern after current University...

Eastern will interview four candidates to replace the current University President for Eastern, David Glassman. Those candidates include, Jay Gatrell (left), David Brennen (top middle), Michael Godard (bottom middle), and Diana Rogers-Adkinson.

Meet the final four presidential candidates

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 11, 2023

With the upcoming retirement of current University President David Glassman, the Presidential Search Committee has been searching for his successor. After months of searching and over 50 applications,...

EDITORIAL: The cost of searching for a new president

EDITORIAL: The cost of searching for a new president

Editorial Board September 14, 2022

As President Glassman's term comes to end on June 30,2023, a new term for another president must begin. With that, the start of a search for a proper candidate for the position is already in motion. Well,...

Eastern to spend $110K on new president search

Eastern to spend $110K on new president search

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 7, 2022

Eastern is set to spend over $110,000 on the search for a new president with a company who run executive searches, Greenwood/Asher & Associates. With University President David Glassman retiring June...

A profile shot of University President David Glassman at his desk in the Presidental Office in Old Main on Monday.

Presidential Search Committee aims to meet early September

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief July 7, 2022

Eastern’s Presidential Search Committee hopes to have its first meeting in early September to find a replacement for current University President David Glassman, whose contract will expire in June of...

EDITORIAL: What Eastern needs in its next president

EDITORIAL: What Eastern needs in its next president

Editorial Board February 24, 2022

Unfortunately, Build-a-University-President is yet to be created and Eastern will soon be subject to seeking out its 13th president via the old fashion way: a presidential search. Though we cannot build...

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