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

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: The internet may be replacing religion in forming communities

Gisella Mancera, Columnist January 20, 2022

Religion has been the driving factor of social cohesion for centuries. Empires and governments have been based on religious values and the mores associated with it. Religion is deeply seeded in the roots...

My new phone is taking over my life

Megan Keane, Columnist March 12, 2020

I had the opportunity to upgrade my iPhone SE to an iPhone 8+, and can I be the first to say I shouldn’t have done this. I am sure my suitemate has thought it a bunch in the last couple weeks, but I...

Open sessions for Lumpkin College dean to start Thursday

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief January 23, 2019

Open sessions start Thursday for the dean of Lumpkin College of Business and Technology candidate search. Three candidates will be brought to campus starting with Stevie Watson, the former dean of business...

BOT to hear proposal about implementing virtual machines, upgrading Wi-Fi

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2019

Eastern is hitting the technology refresh button by introducing a proposal to implement virtual machines or virtual desktops across campus. The proposal, a roughly $860,000 initiative that includes upgrading...

Faculty Senate talks virtual desktops, thin clients

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief January 22, 2019

The Faculty Senate discussed the possibility of implementing virtual desktops in areas across campus including academic departments and administration offices, with some exceptions. Joshua Awalt, the...

Joshua Awalt is the interim associate V.P for Information Technology Services. He said his department is working hard to prepare for the campus-wide switch from Banner 8 to Banner 9, dealing with academic partnership, the WiFi on campus and more.

Faculty Senate discusses creating ‘vitalization’ group

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 9, 2018

The Faculty Senate looked at the possibility of creating another “vitalization” group at its Tuesday meeting. Institutional repository librarian Todd Bruns, who is currently on the Workgroup Review...

Faculty Senate to hear about technology Tuesday

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter January 8, 2018

With a new year rolling in, Eastern’s Faculty Senate has overarching themes that will continue to play an important role in meetings throughout the next semester. Its meeting on Tuesday will include...

Column: Ditch passwords, use passphrases

Beluchukwu Ebede, Staff Reporter November 10, 2016

As common as they are, passwords are like your fingerprint. Still, hear it again: Your password is your personal key to your accounts, be it online or local. That means it should be guarded with...

Workgroup no.2 talks data, reorganization,  reclassification

Cassie Buchman, News Editor November 8, 2016

Workgroup no.2, which focuses on university technology, talked about ways to retain and recruit technology employees and the data they still need at their meeting Monday.  The group is thinking about...

Cybersecurity cracks new program list for Fall 2017

Meka Al Taqi-Brown, Contributing Writer October 30, 2016

  Along with the other 36 graduate programs and 10 graduate certificate programs, cybersecurity will be added to the list of new programs starting in the 2017 fall semester. Cybersecurity will...

University technology workgroup discusses redundancies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor October 10, 2016

Getting data on what software and technological programs could be improved, made more efficient, consolidated, or outsourced was discussed at Workgroup no. 2’s meeting on Monday. Workgroup no....

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