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

Stephanie Wright-Griggs and Carla Wright, two great granddaughters to Zella Powell, join together to cut the ribbon for Powell-Norton Hall in honor of its rededication on Friday afternoon.

Powell-Norton Hall dedication brings their family back to Eastern

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 9, 2022

Zella Powell’s great granddaughters and great great granddaughter came to Eastern for the Powell-Norton Hall dedication on Friday. The Powell-Norton Hall, formally Douglas Hall, was officially renamed...

The renaming of Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall was approved by the Board of Trustees  during their meeting on April 22.

At least a few thousand dollars to rename Douglas Hall

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 25, 2022

The total cost for renaming Douglas Hall to Powell-Norton Hall later this fall could cost a few thousand dollars, according to Mark Hudson, Eastern’s executive director of housing and dining. Several...

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Looking Back at the History of Powell-Norton Hall (formerly Douglas Hall)

Madelyn Kidd and Corryn Brock April 28, 2022

News editor Madelyn Kidd and editor-in-chief Corryn Brock host the podcast this week to look back on a story which has finally reached its conclusion. Eastern administrators have been debating changing...

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