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

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...

Letter to the editor: Eastern administration must be held accountable for handling of sexual assault cases

Jack Cruikshank May 18, 2020

This letter was submitted by Jack Cruikshank. A little less than three weeks ago, former Eastern soccer player Malorie Henderlong posted a video on YouTube where she explained she was sexually assaulted...

Talks about cutting, keeping sports shared at CUPB meeting

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief November 5, 2017

The administration is still talking about the benefits and liabilities that could come from altering, or even eliminating, some sports teams, Eastern President David Glassman told the Council on University...

BOT continues potential athletic program elimination discussion at retreat

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter June 24, 2017

Ongoing discussions regarding the elimination of athletic programs led to the topic being brought before the Board of Trustees at its annual retreat Saturday. At last year’s board retreat, trustees...

Mens tennis coach, Sam Kercheval speaks with senior players Rui Silva (left) and Ryan Henderson (right) during practice last Wednesday at Darling Courts.

Kercheval pursues degree while coaching

Bob Reynolds, Sports Editor October 12, 2015

Sam Kercheval came to Eastern to coach the men’s tennis team, but he is also pursuing his master’s degree in sports administration at Eastern. Kercheval said Eastern was a great fit for him to get...

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