The Daily Eastern News

Minimum wage hike will not affect Eastern employees’ statuses, says President Glassman

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor

December 8, 2019

Eastern employees, students or not, will not be laid off after the minimum wage hike starting Jan. 1, which mandates all employers in the state of Illinois to pay employees $9.25 an hour instead of $8.25. Eastern President David Glassman said there are about 1,400 student employees at Eastern with ...

Eastern’s residence halls see upgrades

Alyssa Cravens, Staff Reporter

July 19, 2019

In addition to regularly scheduled summer maintenance, several of Eastern's residence halls have received improvements since the end of the spring semester in May. Mark Hudson, director of University Housing and Dining Services, said several residence halls are receiving new mattresses and upgraded...

Eastern should switch to refillable salt, pepper shakers

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 31, 2019

One night, my friends and I were eating late night pizza at the Thomas Dining Hall when I noticed that the salt shakers were not refillable. I tried to open it every way possible, but alas, the salt shakers are not refillable. This led me to wonder, are any of the salt or pepper shakers refillable? The...

Special hours in effect over summer

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

May 13, 2019

Many popular and important resources on Eastern’s campus have special hours over the summer. Hours for these services and resources change in the summer months because of reduced student traffic. Only the University Court Apartments are available for students who are completing summer courses...

Jobs currently available with Housing, Dining Services

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

January 14, 2019

Eastern Illinois University Housing and Dining Services is offering Eastern students jobs on campus for this spring semester. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining, said Housing and Dining service is the largest single department that employs students. In the dining operation areas, they ...

Dining halls prepare for themed meals

Scotty Gilkey, Contributing Writer

March 19, 2018

Eastern’s dining halls “keep things fresh” with celebratory meals for holidays according to Gail Abrams-Aungst, associate director of Housing and Dining. Abrams-Aungst said these celebrations keep students excited and engaged. Director of Housing and Dining, Mark Hudson, said every two years,...

Housing and Dining gives budget overview to CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017

Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining, gave a rundown of the department’s financial situation to the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. Because there are less residents this year, Housing and Dining is getting $3.5 million less than it did a year ago. Hudson...

BOT hears vitalization concerns, approves increase in housing, dining rates

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 27, 2017

The Board of Trustees heard vitalization project concerns and approved an increasing in housing and dining rates and the university’s search for external marketing services Friday. Jemmie Robertson, chair of the Faculty Senate, shared concerns he had heard had regarding the project, specifically...

Eastern named Institution of the Year by IRHA

Staff Report

November 27, 2016

  Eastern was named the 2016 Institution of the Year by the Illinois Residence Hall Association. According to a press release, “this award is the highest honor an IRHA member school can attain.” To get the award, universities submitted a bid or written report. Eastern’s was written and...

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Roberto Hodge, News Editor

November 18, 2015

A national turkey shortage has affected 21 states because of the avian flu, which caused turkey prices to increase and the food item to be scarce on the market. More than 7 million turkeys have been infected with the disease; however, the traditional bird was not missing from tables during Eastern’s...

Early Bird Dining offers benefits

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 29, 2014

Housing and Dining Services is inviting students to apply for the Early Bird Contract, which requires them to apply early to receive dining dollars and housing cost benefits. On and off campus students, Greek members, Pemberton Presidential Scholarship winners, and members of Gateway or Achieving...

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