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

Students return to class after odd spring break

Luke Taylor, Campus Reporter March 31, 2020

While an extended spring break would usually sound like any college student’s dream, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed perspectives on many things. Instead of a chance to vacation and spend time...

Proposal for increased housing rates tabled

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter January 27, 2020

The Board of Trustees tabled a proposal to increase housing rates by 2.3 percent for traditional residence hall and Greek Court housing.  However, the Board did approve a “no change in fees” for...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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