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, faculty reflect on Perry’s presidency

Students, faculty reflect on Perry’s presidency

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor April 30, 2015

Jason Howell President Bill Perry announced earlier this academic year that he would step down as Eastern’s president after serving eight years. Perry is the eleventh president in Eastern’s history,...

Perry to enjoy pastries with students

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor January 25, 2015

Students can come and eat pastries with President Bill Perry during ‘Pastries with the Prez’ on Tuesday, hosted by the Student Senate. The event will be at 4 p.m. at Java Beanery and Bakery in the...

Perry responds to student demonstrations

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-chief December 9, 2014

President Bill Perry sent an email to students Tuesday, commending them on how they have handled the issues relating to Ferguson, Mo., including the peaceful protests and demonstrations. “They have...

Vijay Gatpa, a graduate student in the Department of Technology, speaks with President Bill Perry during the Peppermint with the Prez event Tuesday in Old Main.

Students enjoy a very ‘Perry’ Christmas

Chynna Miller, Staff Reporter December 9, 2014

‘Twas the week before finals and in the lobby of Old Main, celebration for Christmas had begun its reign. The last of the “Prowlin’ with the Prez” events, “Peppermint with the Prez” took...

Catie Witt, a sophmore communications major, takes a selfie with President Bill Perry Tuesday during Prowlin with the Prez in Greek Court.

Students ‘party’ with Perry

Victoria Adams, Staff Reporter September 16, 2014

The weather could not have been nicer for an afternoon of beanbags, a balloon toss and pizza with President Bill Perry. Partyin’ with the Prez was the first of a four-part event called “Prowlin’...

Administration to implement enrollment strategies

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor September 15, 2014

Eastern administrators are looking into initiatives to help increase university enrollment numbers for next fall. Among several ideas to increase enrollment, President Bill Perry said program growth...

Civil Rights and Diversity director search yet to start

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor September 15, 2014

The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity pushes through their work load despite the departure of Cynthia Nichols, the former Civil Rights and Diversity director. Robert Miller, the Eastern general counsel,...

Faculty gives final ideas for president search

Braden Harp, Staff Reporter September 11, 2014

Faculty had the chance to voice their preferences to the Presidential Search Committee at a final search forum Wednesday.  They brought attention to several concerns about the selection of a new president...

Staff provides input on presidential search

Staff provides input on presidential search

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor September 9, 2014

Tuesday, students, faculty, and staff had the chance to point out what they believed were crucial qualities and concerns regarding president search for 2015-2016. In two separate meetings, one for faculty...

Angela Rose, a victim of sexual assault, tells her story during an open forum on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.  Rose was abducted from the Woodfield Shopping Mall and subsequently assaulted.  At first authorities did not believe her story but eventually the man who assaulted her, who had a long rap sheet, was caught.

Survivor shares sexual assault experience, education

Stephanie Markham, News Editor September 3, 2014

When a 17-year-old Angela Rose realized someone was following her about 10 feet away, her face turned bright red. She figured he probably heard her singing aloud to herself, so she felt embarrassed. As...

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