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

Katie Smith | The Daily Eastern News 

Jason Schafer, an Eastern grounds worker, throws part of the bur oak tree into a wood-chipper outside Old Main August 8.

Eastern’s historical roots were reduced to stump early August

Katie Smith, Online Editor August 24, 2014

The decaying trunk of Eastern’s oldest tree was pushed past its limits when a combination of the tree’s instability and poor weather conditions caused a limb to fall at about 5 a.m. August 8 outside...

Tree outside Old Main to be removed for safety reasons

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief August 8, 2014

The huge bur oak tree outside of Old Main, which has been at Eastern for decades, will be removed during the next few days after limbs fell, making the tree and surrounding area unsafe. A large portion...

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