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

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: A professor who cares

Ellen Dooley, Columnist April 19, 2022

We all have those classes that we just need to take to say we took them, right? Depending on your major, you might have a list of general education classes you need to take. One of the ones I needed to...

Wills Wild n Wacky Podcast... with Sean: Eastern Professor, Author and Pastor - Dr. Ryan Burge

Will’s Wild ‘n Wacky Podcast… with Sean: Eastern Professor, Author and Pastor – Dr. Ryan Burge

Will Simmons and Sean Cozzie March 7, 2022

Will and Sean talk with Assistant Professor of Political Science, and author of the new book “20 Myths about Religion and Politics in America,” Dr. Ryan Burge.

Don Pakey, physics professor, represents the Physics Department for the addition of adding a course called Plasma Physics at Thursday afternoon’s CAA meeting. The Council voted unanimously in favor of the addition.

CAA approves program, course changes

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 9, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs approved revisions to the astronomy option of the physics major during their meeting Thursday afternoon. In the process of correcting errors in course requirement listings...

National Voter Registration Day

National Voter Registration Day

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 27, 2021

National Voter Registration Day is a civic holiday with the purpose of educating people on voting and encouraging them to get registered. According to U.S. census data from 2020, up to 1 in 4 Americans...

Student Government Vice President Payton Ade adjourns the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Life as Eastern’s student executive vice president

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor September 22, 2021

Every day we walk through campus, walking past hundreds of faces that we don’t think much about. Hundreds of people with their own struggles, goals and achievements. Hundreds of people who each have...

Political science professor discusses similarities between Illinois budget crisis, current government shutdown

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor January 14, 2019

In 2015 Illinoisans began experiencing a 793-day-long budget crisis that lasted into 2017, and Ryan Burge, professor of political science, is seeing similarities between it and the 25-day-long government...

Political science chair embraces new position

Jesse Wilson-Brown, Staff Reporter August 30, 2018

Eastern’s Political Science department saw a change in administration as of July 1, 2018, as Melinda Mueller assumed the position of department chair. Mueller has been with the university since 1995...

CAA changes bylaws, downsizes

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter December 1, 2016

  The Council on Academic Affairs voted to reduce the number of members, eliminate a political science class, limit another class and grant more flexibility with the major’s independent studies...

CAA to hear about political science, economics reforms

Staff Report October 26, 2016

  The CAA will vote on whether or not to change the name of the health studies department and major to health promotions at their next meeting. The meeting will be 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440...

Panel to teach about First Amendment

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter September 18, 2016

A panel of professors will discuss a wide variety of topics such as political protests and what it means to exercise one’s freedom of religion for this year’s Constitution Day. The panel is scheduled...

Cassie Buchman | The Daily Eastern News Political science professsor Kevin Anderson talks about the power of images, especially as they pertain to African-American politics and movements, at the Booth Library Wednesday.

Professor talks power of images

Cassie Buchman, News Editor September 14, 2016

  The power of images and how they have affected African-American politics was the topic of the latest presentation at the Booth Library Wednesday. The presentation was made by political science...

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