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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

Student Government Crest

Lack of interest postpones Student Government elections

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Student Senate elections have typically been held during the spring semester, but due to a lack of interest and several executive positions running unopposed, elections will now take place this semester...

Charleston residents wait in line to vote at the Coles County Courthouse.

Coles County citizens, activists vote for their causes

Luke Taylor and Rob Le Cates November 8, 2022

Mary Bushar served as an election judge for the first time in 2022 after retiring from teaching physical education at Charleston High School in May. “I love the political process. I love history. I...

Get to know local candidates

Get to know local candidates

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief November 6, 2022

The News contacted candidates with a list of questions to learn about them and their stances on various issues. The same questions were sent to al candidates listed on the Coles County 2022 General Election...

Faculty Senate elections now underway

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief March 19, 2019

Faculty members have until March 26 to vote in the Faculty Senate election, which includes voting for changes to the Faculty Senate constitution. Jeff Stowell, the vice chair for the Faculty Senate, announced...

Bailey Young is a history professor and a member of the Faculty Senate. The senate decided to have one more meeting this semester on May 3 from 10:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Faculty Senate discusses shared governance

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter April 17, 2018

A proposal for a new shared governance plan presented at the latest Faculty Senate meeting would keep the number of senators the same but include senators on other campus committees. Vice chair Jeff...

Miller files paperwork to run for representative of the 110th district

Staff Report November 28, 2017

Oakland Resident Chris Miller, 63, officially made his bid for state representative in the 110th district Monday, filing the paperwork with the Illinois State Board of Elections to be a Republican candidate. Monday...

Student Senate to see unofficial results of election

Samuel Nusbaum, Contributing Writer November 14, 2017

The Student Senate will see the unofficial results of the race for senator at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Charleston/Mattoon room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. William...

Two Incumbents lost seats in municipal elections

Molly Dotson, Photographer April 4, 2017

Dennis Malak and Matthew Hutti won the Charleston City Council race, according to the unofficial election results. Hutti received 48.95 percent of the vote with a total of 886 votes; Malak received...

Jarrell, Titus run for school board position

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor in chief March 31, 2017

With different experiences fueling their passion for education, incumbent Charles Jarrell and newcomer Matt Titus are running for a position on the Board of Education for Charleston Community Unit School...

Student body president candidates talk goals

Emmanuel Ayiku, Contributing Writer March 26, 2017

Students will have the chance to vote for the next student body president Monday and Tuesday. An email will be sent to each students’ panthermail address, allowing them to vote all the student government’s...

Student Senate to have executive elections

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter March 23, 2017

The Student Senate will have elections for executive positions starting next week. Candidates running for student body president are Luke Young, Felicia Wagner and Jonathan Williams. Derek Pierce...

Girls State chooses Eastern student representative

Blake Warman, Staff Reporter June 19, 2014

She was chosen to work for the 74th Session of Illini Girls State on Eastern's campus. Picked from a selection of 400 people to council, Kelsie Abolt, a sophomore family and consumer sciences major,...

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