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

Merit Scholarship endowment reaches $50K

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter February 20, 2020

The Commitment to Excellence Scholarship Endowment has reached $50,000, a goal that was set in 2017. However, the name of the scholarship program that the endowment is linked to has changed this year...

Scholarship opportunities available

Carole Hodorowicz, Staff Reporter April 2, 2019

As of 2018, 69 percent of college students in the United States take out student loans, according to the U.S. Federal Reserve. One of the few ways college students can avoid breaking the bank is to apply...

Eastern President David Glassman gave his State of the University Address at 3:30pm Wednesday at the Dvorak Concert Hall in the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

Glassman optimistic about future of university in State of University address

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor October 3, 2018

Eastern President David Glassman gave his Fall 2018 State of the University Address, which focused on the challenges of past years and the improvements looking forward, Wednesday in the Dvorak Concert...

AIM HIGH Grant funding will make Eastern accessible to bigger pool of future students

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2018

The EIU Promise Program that was revealed Thursday will reduce or offset the full cost of tuition and mandatory fees costs, including textbook rental fees, for qualified Illinois students who enroll as...

Eastern looks to retention efforts following increase in enrollment

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2018

With enrollment up by 7.1 percent, with a total head count of 7,526 students compared to last year’s number of 7,030, Eastern is taking steps to retain students in order to continue to grow enrollment...

Deadline for scholarships approaches

Staff Report March 5, 2018

The application deadline for most Eastern scholarships is coming up in March. Local and “legacy” students, along with current students, are able to apply for these. Applicants from Charleston...

Graduate Student Advisory Council offers $300 scholarship to one student

Staff Report February 9, 2018

Editor’s Note: This is our weekly column where we highlight awards, grants and other accomplishments given to Eastern’s students, staff and faculty. If you have a new item you would like highlighted,...

Office of Financial Aid breaks down FAFSA process

Veronica Martin, Contributing Writer October 30, 2017

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid and loans are starting to be processed by Eastern’s financial aid coordinators. Amanda Starwalt, financial aid director, is responsible for how much money...

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Paisley Adams, a senior spansih major overcame her struggles with microaggressions to discover a newfound convidence.

Student finds comfort in her own skin at EIU

Dillan Schorfheide, Contributing Writer April 24, 2017

Though Paisley Adams, a senior Spanish major, is confident in her skin now, even competing in the Miss Black EIU pageant, she had trouble finding her identity as a black woman growing up. Paisley said...

Student senate to talk scholarships, pamphlets

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter November 1, 2016

  The Student Senate will hear about grade appeal pamphlets and scholarship presentations at their meeting Wednesday. Luke Young, student vice president for student affairs, said he gave the...

Law School Scholarship offered by bar association

Staff Editorial November 30, 2015

The Coles-Cumberland Bar Association has established a Law School Scholarship Program. The bar association, which is a private organization composed of attorneys practicing in Coles and Cumberland Counties....

Commitment to Excellence Scholarship gains support

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter November 4, 2015

­­ The Annual Faculty and Staff Fund Campaign is generating support this year for the Commitment to Excellence Scholarship. The campaign works to supply funds, donated by faculty and staff members,...

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