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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.

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A debate of the debate of history

A debate of the debate of history

Jacob Hamm, Reporter December 7, 2023

Roughly a dozen members of the community and faculty gathered for a presentation about the history of controversy in history and civics education on Wednesday. The presentation was given by History Professor...

CAA approves new role playing class

CAA approves new role playing class

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor January 12, 2023

The Council of Academic Affairs met on unanimously approved multiple classes during their meeting on Thursday. The unanimous approval of HIS 1527G, Gaming the Past was approved. The class will be about...

Trent Jonas is a graduate student studying English and can be reached at 217-581-2812.

COLUMN: Halloween: a retrospective (and what to expect for the future)

Trent Jonas, Columnist October 29, 2022

So, because the Celtic idiots who lived 2,000 years ago thought that New Years was on November 1 instead of a week after Christmas, they came up with this shindig call Samhain, which is most decidedly...

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The end of my reign of terror

LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: The end of my reign of terror

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 29, 2022

About four years ago, Analicia Haynes took a chance on a brand-new baby freshman and made her Associate News Editor for the Daily Eastern News. Last night, after four years of holding editorial positions...

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall.

History of Pemberton Hall: its namesake, legends

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 6, 2021

Pemberton Hall, named after Senator Stanton C. Pemberton, was the first dormitory built at a publicly supported university in the state of Illinois. Pemberton is also one of the oldest buildings on...

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Six awards for research funded by the Council on Faculty Research

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 1, 2021

The Council on Faculty Research has announced the faculty members who received an award to fund a proposed project. Twelve faculty members applied for the award and the council was able to fund six...

Joey Veronico, a junior marketing major from Hoffman Estates, walks past the Greenwood School Museum on March 31, 2010.

The history of Charleston’s schoolhouse, Greenwood

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter November 1, 2021

If the 48 stars on the American flag don’t illustrate the age of the Greenwood School in Charleston, Illinois, then maybe the decrepit bookshelves or the toys at the front of the room will. The one-room...

Maynard Pat OBrien

O’Brien Stadium’s namesake remembered

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 19, 2021

O’Brien Stadium will hold its 51st homecoming game on Saturday since the completion of the building in 1970. The stadium was named in honor of Maynard “Pat” O’Brien shortly after his retirement...

H.F. Thut Greenhouses namesake

H.F. Thut Greenhouse’s namesake

Ryan Meyer, Multimedia Reporter October 7, 2021

The H.F. Thut Greenhouse has acted as Eastern’s botanical conservatory since its completion in 1964. The glass-paned, brick and steel 3,400 square-foot building is tucked between the Life Sciences...

The legendary Burl Ives, perhaps Easterns most famous alumnus, tells a crowd at the Art Studio, which bares his name, that hes happy returning to his Central Illinois roots. Photo published in The Daily Eastern News April 30, 1990 issue.

The person behind Burl Ives Studio Hall

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 4, 2021

Since 1990, Eastern’s arts department has had Burl Ives Studio Hall as a place for students who are planning on completing their Master of Arts.   With its 18 individual studio spaces and critique...

Dannie Otto and Barbara Shenk present Living With the Bomb: From Duck-and-Cover to Ground Zero in the Coleman Hall Auditorium.

Living with a Bomb presentation in Coleman Hall

Iyanna Stanton, Staff Writer September 30, 2021

Dannie Otto and Barbara Shenk, Co-Directors of the World Friendship Center, discussed their experience in a presentation titled “Living with the Bomb-From Duck-and Cover to Ground Zero” on Thursday The...

Sister Cindy preaches on campus on November 23, 1982.

Sister Cindy is TikTok famous, but Eastern knew her before

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief July 8, 2021

Students at Eastern know Brother Jed Smock and his wife, Sister Cindy Smock, as campus preachers who make yearly appearances to spread their beliefs and converse with students, but Cindy has found recent,...

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