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...

Events at Eastern before finals week

Events at Eastern before finals week

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Reporter April 24, 2022

Between Monday through Friday Eastern will be hosting #EIUGoTime week.   The event is described as a social media campaign meant to mobilize the “#FuturePanthers” future alumni, students, faculty...

Anne Flaherty, the Vice President for Student Affairs, twists the pride flag in place and helps Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, and Jaclyn Thomas, a senior interpersonal communications major, to raise it on the flag pole in the South Quad Friday afternoon, April 1, 2022 in Charleston, Ill.

Eastern to celebrate Pride with events

Adrianna Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter April 6, 2022

At Eastern, Pride month takes place in April due to the traditional Pride month being celebrated when most students are home for summer break. To start off the month, the Progress Pride flag was raised...

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Black History Month events to be held throughout February

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter January 28, 2022

Eastern’s is celebrating Black History Month by having African American Heritage Month with events throughout February. The first event is Black Lives Matter Speaker Series: Bias in Professionalism...

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...

Student Trustee Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, speaks during the Board of Trustees meeting Nov. 12 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Union University Ballroom. During the meeting, Ade voted against a contract extension for University President David Glassman after speaking to student leaders who said they did not believe Glassman should have a contract extension. The one-year contract was approved and Glassman plans to serve as president until the end of his contract when he intends to retire.

Pritzker appoints Ade to Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief December 22, 2021

Governor J.B. Pritzker appointed Payton Ade, student trustee on the Board of Trustees and sophomore interpersonal communication major, to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. The commission’s...

Drag performers lip-sync, dance at student drag show

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 31, 2021

Dozens of members of the Eastern community gathered in the MLK Jr. Union's Grand Ballroom to see drag performs lip-sync and dance Friday night. The Student Drag Show was hosted by EIU Pride. Prior to...

EIU Pride members talk lobbying interests

Austen Brown, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

EIU Pride is a registered student organization with the goal of providing a safe space for LGBTQA+ individuals, as well as educating those who do not know much about the community. Lately, a huge bullet...

Student talks experience performing drag

Corryn Brock, News Editor November 8, 2019

At the Student Drag Show Wednesday, a well-known performer took the stage. Lady Deviant, more commonly known as junior music performance major Jovan Williams, drove the crowd wild with her performance,...

Marketing the rainbow can be dangerous

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter June 9, 2019

Pride month has begun, and with comes a time of reflection, remembrance, shared experiences and shameless cash grabs from companies like Oreos to Smirnoff. The first Pride parade took place on June...

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