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

Daniel Fox, one of four candidates for the position director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, answers questions by Eastern faculty during the open session on Wednesday afternoon in the Oakland Room in the Union. Fox spent Wednesday on Easterns campus meeting administration, touring campus and being interviewed.

D.J. Fox announced as new Union Director

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief May 24, 2022

D.J. Fox was announced as the new director of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday morning. He will start on June 6, taking over for Cathy Engelkes, who will leave Eastern on May...

English professor Jeannie Ludlow raises a sign before members of the negotiation team for the University Professionals of Illinois meets with Eastern’s administration team at Booth Library on Monday afternoon.

THROUGH THE LENS: UPI negotiation

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor March 22, 2022

Ellen Dooley

COLUMN: The best study places on campus

Ellen Dooley, Columnist October 6, 2021

With midterms coming up, you probably need to study. The problem is where to study though! Your dorm may have some noisy neighbors or slamming doors. There are plenty of cool spaces to buckle down and...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann walks down Lincoln Avenue on Aug. 19, crossing the paths of protesters seeking a contract for members of The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981.

AFSCME continue protests for contract

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor August 23, 2021

The union representing Eastern clerical, dining and building service workers picketed over contract negotiations on Thursday, August 18. As students moved in for a new academic year, the workers stood...

Column: AFSCME deserves all of our support

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 24, 2021

Students at Eastern need to support the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees in their ongoing efforts to negotiate with our university’s administration. I’ve been helping...

AFSCME continues protests during contract negotiations

Luke Taylor, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2021

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 981 has been continuing protests for higher wages and changes to their contracts for a full year. AFSCME Local 981 represents building...

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday afternoon at the Food Court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. King decided to stop by at the lunch table after seeing Stanislawek and McNellis eating lunch.

FEATURE PHOTO: Chatting and chewing

Melissa Jabek, Photographer February 21, 2020

Luz Stanislawek (left), freshman pre physical therapy major, Brianna King (middle), a freshman criminology major, and Margaret McNellis, a freshman special education major, enjoy lunch together on Thursday...

Igho Doghudje (right), a graduate student majoring in technology, speaks with HR specialists Sarah Steinbaugh and Alec Hart from the company Watchfire, during Wednesday’s job fair at the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Doghudje said showing potential employers interest and getting to know them before submitting resumes is beneficial to the hiring process.

FEATURE PHOTO: Job opportunities

Logan Raschke, Managing Editor February 13, 2020

Igho Doghudje (right), a graduate student majoring in technology, speaks with HR specialists Sarah Steinbaugh and Alec Hart from the company Watchfire, during Wednesday’s job fair at the Grand Ballroom...

EIU-UPI members can currently vote on new contract

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter September 10, 2018

Faculty and staff members who are academic service professionals and members of Eastern Illinois University’s University Professionals of Illinois are currently able to vote on a new contract that would...

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 Tanner Skym, a freshman history major, impersonates Elvis at the Vegas event Wedneday  at Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr., University Union.

Student celebrities bring Vegas to ballroom

Samantha Middendorf , Entertainment Editor November 13, 2014

Janelle Monae was the woman of the evening Monday, taking the grand prize of $300 home with her as she claimed the title of grand prize winner of Vegas, a University Board sponsored lip syncing competition. Janelle...

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