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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

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

COLUMN: Are we as free as we think?

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 19, 2022

Suppose your friend forgot to pick you up from work. You may rightly say, “You were supposed to pick me up today! You could have, but instead you forgot.” Though this seems like common sense, we might...

COLUMN: The danger of Minecraft’s hidden ideology

COLUMN: The danger of Minecraft’s hidden ideology

Ian Palacios, Columnist January 12, 2022

One idea that has permeated Western culture for thousands of years is the view that the world and all of its parts—the forests, the animals that live within them, the mountains that tower over us and...

COLUMN: Philosophy is not dead, we use it every day

COLUMN: Philosophy is not dead, we use it every day

Ian Palacios, Columnist October 26, 2021

Stephen Hawking famously asserted that “philosophy is dead,” in his book "The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Questions of Life," arguing that philosophy is no longer relevant. Popular...

Physics, philosophy, other programs updated at CAA meeting

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter November 30, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs voted in favor changing several aspects of the physics department made because of difficulties it has fully staffing colleges and departments. Steven Daniels, chair of...

Value-finding plays integral role in teaching

Shelby Niehaus, Columnist October 25, 2017

A few semesters ago, I took my last education foundations class with Dr. Barker, the most lovable, eccentric ex-radio host in the education department. His classes were populated with students across majors,...

Board of Trustees votes to eliminate Africana studies major, retains career and technical education

Cassie Buchman, News Editor April 30, 2017

The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana studies major to retain career and technical education and said they would continue to monitor the philosophy major at its meeting Friday. Students...

Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor April 28, 2017

  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted...

Administration, philosophy come to agreement

Cassie Buchman, News Editor April 27, 2017

The university administration has withdrawn its recommendation for the elimination of the philosophy major to the board of trustees, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News Thursday...

CAA approves recommendations, neurobiology major

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter March 9, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs approved 22 items on its agenda Thursday, including its recommendations to President David Glassman concerning program elimination and reorganization, as well as revisions...

CAA to vote on recommendations

Staff Report March 8, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on approving its own recommendations for programs being considered for elimination or reorganization at its meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Recommended...

Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee meets to plan report

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter March 1, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee met Wednesday for final planning of its report before its final meeting next Monday. Committee Chairman Richard Jones, a communication studies...

Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer February 26, 2017

Following the Faculty Senate's referendum last Tuesday, programs considered for elimination or consolidation reflected on how they are being affected by the vitalization project. Last week, 145 faculty...

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