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Eastern men’s basketball team takes big win over Illinois

Senior forward Muusa Dama celebrates with fans and teammates after knocking off the University of Illinois 80-67. He finished with 14 points and 5 rebounds. The University of Illinois basketball team set up the game as a way to raise money for a hurricane relief fund. It was the first time the Panthers faced the Big Ten university.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 6, 2017

In just ten days, the Eastern men’s basketball team set up a game with the University of Illinois, sold out Lantz Arena and ended with the Panthers beating Big Ten Illinois 80-67. All of this contributed to raising $35,000-$40,000 for a hurricane relief fund. “The game doesn’t happen unless...

Eastern, Illini square off in sold-out game

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

November 2, 2017

A Big 10 opponent, thousands of dollars raised for hurricane relief and a sold out Lantz Arena is what the men’s basketball team’s game with the University of Illinois brings to the table. The game was scheduled just one week before game day with talks starting Oct. 24. It is an exhibition game fo...

Hatfield leads EIU cross country with 1 meet left

Alex Hartman, Cross Country Reporter

October 19, 2017

With only one meet left for the Eastern cross country team before the Ohio Valley Conference championship meet, the team is confident and performing at a high level when it counts. The team will play this week at the Illini Open at the University of Illinois on Friday. It is an open meet at the end ...

New activities to come to EIU “Unofficial”

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

March 2, 2017

The yearly “Unofficial” celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, a time where hundreds of students gather to drink and party, will be kicking off this weekend. Students can go between three houses to party and also bar crawl. Ryan Jenkins, a junior marketing major, is the coordinator and planner...

CUPB discusses U of I compact, recruitment

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 12, 2016

  The Council on University Planning and Budget discussed a compact the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign sent to legislators to guarantee themselves funding. They also discussed how to attract more students to Eastern. Eastern President David Glassman told the CUPB that all presidents...

Faculty Senate criticizes University of Illinois proposal

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 7, 2016

  The Faculty Senate debated a resolution condemning the University of Illinois system for a funding proposal it sent to Springfield and set a date to discuss the vitalization project at its meeting Tuesday. Also brought up were concerns about the rising cost of health care. Senate member...

Eastern could look at potential compact proposal

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

November 17, 2016

  As the University of Illinois attempts to secure funding from legislators from the state for its own campuses, Eastern is potentially looking at and discussing the options for proposals of its own. According to the Chicago Tribune, the University of Illinois system asking for a deal tha...

Jim Edgar talks about budget impasse

Former Illinois govenor Jim Edgar introduces David Yepsen, director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at SIUC, during the Edgar Speaker Series in Buzzard Auditorium on Thurday.

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015

Not having a budget passed for Illinois is a pressing issue for many who live in the state. Someone who has been vocal about his concerns is former Illinois Gov. Jim Edgar, who recently came to Eastern for the Edgar Speaker Series. “There’s a lot of things that are not being funded, prime example...

Church brought into football by father

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015

Eastern red-shirt junior running back Devin Church had an early start to the game of football thanks to a special role model in his life. “My father got me started playing football. He played football and was my role model. He got me involved in sports at age eight when I played tackle footb...

Former professors read novels at Bob’s Bookstore

Cheyenne Fitzgerald, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015

Author Mary Maddox said she disliked herself on an occasion when she had thoughts like her fictional murderous character Rad Sanders during Bob’s Bookstore’s “scary” novel reading Wednesday afternoon. Authors Maddox and Letitia Moffitt made their way to the bookstore to read excerpts from t...

BOT vice chair of 11 years dies Monday

BOT vice chair of 11 years dies Monday

Stephanie Markham, Editor-in-Chief

October 5, 2015

Robert Webb, the vice chair of Eastern’s Board of Trustees, died at 1:32 a.m. Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon. Webb, of Mattoon, was 87 years old. Arrangements are incomplete at Schilling Funeral Home in Mattoon. Webb served as the chair of the board twice...

Michael focuses on student-athlete experience

Tom Michael was introduced as the new athletic director Tuesday in Lantz Arena.

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-Chief

July 23, 2014

Emotion swelled up inside Tom Michael, forcing him to stop for a moment during his introductory speech Tuesday, as he formally accepted the position of Eastern's athletic director. Commenting on how he is honored to be Eastern's 10th athletic director – the position placement was announced a little...

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