The Daily Eastern News

What to know before leaving for spring break

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 7, 2019


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•  Residence Halls and Greek Court will close except for Lincoln, Stevenson, Douglas and Thomas Halls on Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. •  The Residence Halls and Greek Court will re-open on Sunday, March 17 at 1 p.m. •  All residents in Residence Halls and Greek Court have a checklist to complet...

Residence Halls to host super bowl viewings

BreAnna Celestin, Contributing Writer

February 1, 2019


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With Super Bowl Sunday approaching, several events will be available for students who live on campus, including a Super Bowl-themed meal at Thomas Hall Dining on Feb. 3 at 5 p.m. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining services, said this event gives on-campus residents a chance to meet new...

Members of residence halls bond at ROCFest obstacle course

Members of residence halls bond at ROCFest obstacle course

Valentina Vargas, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

While people waited for the Movie Premier Obstacle Course Tuesday afternoon to be set up for the Residents On Campus Fest, the students competing played an ice breaker together. Jovan William, the vice president of community engagement for residents hall association, said the Movie Premier Obstac...

New, long-time RAs discuss 1st week of school

Hannah Shillo, Staff Reporter

August 27, 2018


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Resident assistants throughout Eastern’s campus have just finished their first week on their floor with their new residents. Natalie Fadden is a junior communications disorder major and a second-year resident assistant. She said her first year on campus inspired her to get involved and become a resident a...

Lawson Hall residents strengthen friendship through intramurals

Rachel Stanevich, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2018


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Through intramural sports, the residents of Lawson Hall’s seventh floor have been able to form a connection and become closer. After living on the same floor, the men got to know one another and became friends. To further their friendship, the residents decided to create an intramural basketball...

Housing and Dining gives budget overview to CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

November 5, 2017


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Mark Hudson, director of Housing and Dining, gave a rundown of the department’s financial situation to the Council on University Planning and Budgeting at its Friday meeting. Because there are less residents this year, Housing and Dining is getting $3.5 million less than it did a year ago. Hudson...

Faculty Senate to see proposal to rename Douglas Hall

Staff Report

September 5, 2017


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The Faculty Senate will review a proposal to consider renaming Douglas Hall, submitted by Professor Chris Hanlon, a former Eastern professor who now teachers at Arizona State University, at its meeting Tuesday. The renaming proposal discussion will include a teleconference with Hanlon, followed by...

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Move-In emotional day for students, parents

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

August 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Eastern’s campus buzzed with activity Thursday as students were busy moving in and getting settled for the new year. Panther Prowl leaders and Panther Pals helped students unload their luggage and move into their rooms, guiding traffic and answering questions throughout the day. Michaela Viernum,...

Eastern named Institution of the Year by IRHA

Staff Report

November 27, 2016


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  Eastern was named the 2016 Institution of the Year by the Illinois Residence Hall Association. According to a press release, “this award is the highest honor an IRHA member school can attain.” To get the award, universities submitted a bid or written report. Eastern’s was written and...

ROCFest boat race returns to Campus Pond

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

September 29, 2016


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“Residents On Campus Festival” is already in full swing, as the residence halls prepare for the annual boat race set for 5:30 p.m. today at the Campus Pond. Nick Bamert, president of the Residence Hall Association, has participated in the boat race for the past three years. For his fourth year...

Competition begins as residence halls face-off for ROC Fest

Staff Report

September 27, 2016


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The Residence Hall Association kicked off the week of activities for Residents On Campus Fest with two activities Monday night. The Panther Babies scavenger hunt started Monday night and will continue through Thursday night, and the RHA also hosted their trivia night in the McAfee Gym. There are...

Cold causes pipes to burst in 3 residence halls

Cold causes pipes to burst in 3 residence halls

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

January 11, 2015


Filed under News, Showcase

Freezing temperatures caused pipes to burst in three residence halls over the weekend, including Stevenson Hall on Friday and Thomas and Taylor halls on Saturday. Charleston temperatures reached a high of 10 degrees on Friday and 23 degrees on Saturday. In Stevenson Hall, an open window on the sixth floor caused the heater in a r...

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