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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

Sophomore wide receiver Justin Bowick Jr. attempts for a catch but is interrupted by Illinois State Universitys Paul Omodia, a freshman defensive back during the Mid-America Classic game against the Redbirds at OBrien Field Saturday. The Panthers won 14-13.

How much Eastern makes from guarantee games

Luther Yoder, Assistant Sports Editor January 9, 2024

Eastern’s athletics department made $715,000 in the fall semester of 2023 from football and basketball games.   The football team received $350,000 for playing Bowling Green State University....

Screengrab from Malorie Henderlong’s YouTube channel of her video. In the video, Henderlong gives her testimony and story about her alleged sexual assault by a fromer Eastern Illiinois baseball player in April of 2017.

Eastern athletics department’s history of sexual assault

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 19, 2023

 On April 29, 2020, former Eastern women’s soccer midfielder Malorie Henderlong posted a 13-minute-long YouTube video telling the story of her alleged sexual assault by a former Eastern baseball player.  Since...

EIU-UPI had their third day of picketing for a fair contract Monday morning at Old Main.

EIU athletics reacts to EIU-UPI strike

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor April 12, 2023

The Eastern Illinois athletics department has continued to function normally during Eastern’s chapter of University of Professionals, EIU-UPI, strike.  The strike is entering its third day and has...

From left, Chris Wilkerson, Easterns newest head football coach, receives a jersey from EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael for becoming the football team’s new head coach at WIlkerson’s press conference on Friday in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.

Michael says EIU athletics is excited to work with Gatrell

Luke Taylor, Senior Reporter February 8, 2023

After what will be eight years of cooperation with university president David Glassman, athletic director Tom Michael is preparing to work with a new president. On Saturday, Eastern’s Board of Trustees...

Easterns top 10 highest paid faculty

Eastern’s top 10 highest paid faculty

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor September 6, 2022

University President David Glassman has the highest paid salary at Eastern in 2021 and makes 66.2% more than the second highest paid salary. In 2021, Glassman’s salary was $325,412 along with an additional...

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael offers Jason Aguilar’s father a framed track uniform in honor of his son. The memorial service for Aguilar took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom on Nov. 18, 2021.

How Eastern supports athletes’ mental health

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief April 13, 2022

In a year where Eastern athletes have gone through the effects of a pandemic, the loss of a member of the athletic community and all of the regular stressors of college, Eastern Athletic Director Tom Michael...

From left, Chris Wilkerson, Easterns newest head football coach, receives a jersey from EIU Athletic Director Tom Michael for becoming the football team’s new head coach at WIlkerson’s press conference on Friday in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.

Wilkerson introduced as head football coach Friday

Autumn Schulz, Assistant Sports Editor January 28, 2022

The Eastern Athletics formally introduced Chris Wilkerson as the 26th head coach of the football program Friday morning in the Hall of Champions in Lantz Arena.   Wilkerson is no stranger to O’Brien...

University President David Glassman and BOT Chairperson Joyce Madigan converse following the BOT meeting on Jan. 21.

BOT approves the fiscal year of 2022 budget, athletic director 3-year employment extension

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 21, 2022

Eastern's Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve at $165 million budget for the fiscal year 2022 during Friday’s meeting. The FY22  budget includes revenues, expenditures and fund balances,...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Programs were handed out at Jason Aguilar’s memorial service that took place at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Grand Ballroom Thursday afternoon. On the front of the program was listed a poem written by teammate Za’Quan Singleton a junior organizational devlopment major, in honor of Jason titled “Jason’s Purpose.”

THROUGH THE LENS: Memorial service for Jason Aguilar

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor November 18, 2021

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Track athlete, accounting major dies Saturday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2021

Jason Aguilar, a sophomore accounting major and track athlete, died Saturday night. Coles County Coroner Ed Schniers said the cause of death is unknown at this time but an autopsy is scheduled for Wednesday...

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