The Daily Eastern News

Pemberton Hall legends continue to flourish

Pictured is the front of Pemberton Hall. Mark Hudson, director of housing and dining, tells stories of Eastern's legendary ghost Mary Hawkins.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 30, 2019

While many versions of the legend of the ghost of Pemberton Hall exist, the truth behind the legend may be more interesting. As one legend has it, Mary Hawkins was restless one cold night in 1917 and went to the fourth floor of Pemberton Hall to play the piano when a disgruntled janitor came up behi...

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 ...

New completion goal for new south quad courtyard

The current progression of the courtyard, as seen from the top of Lawson Hall. The courtyard is expected to be completed by May 2015.

Mackenzie Freund, City Editor

December 9, 2015

The original goal for the completion of a housing construction project had to be pushed because of some unavoidable delays, said Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining. The construction project is a memorial courtyard being built in between Andrews and Lawson halls in the South Quad. Hudson...

Turkey shortage will not impact campus dining

Shravani Akula and Srisha Baikan, graduate students in technology, serve turkey, ham, and mashed potatoes at Thomas Hall’s Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday night.

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...

Pemberton radiates legacy

T'Nerra Butler, Multicultural Editor

October 22, 2015

With limestone resembling Old Main, Pemberton Hall’s history as an all-girl’s residence hall goes back to 1908, when it was built, and 1909, when it first opened its doors. As the second building constructed in Eastern’s campus, Pemberton could be considered a historical landmark. All...

Safety Walk addresses campus safety concerns

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015

Members of the student senate and the student body walked along side administrators in the annual University Safety walk that took place at in front of Old Main Monday evening. Students and administrators were separated into groups and spread out across campus. They were instructed to cover certain...

Non-occupied floors affect halls

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 21, 2015

Jason Howell Two floors from Taylor Hall and one in Lawson are without residents because of renovations and a declining student body. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining, said there are plans of renovations on the floors not being used right now. Hudson said the fifth floor in the north tower of Taylor H...

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