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

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: UPD failed me, do not let them fail others

Corryn Brock December 1, 2022

Starting in February, I became the target of dozens of hateful and/or threatening posts on the infamous app Yik Yak because of my work for the Daily Eastern News. Posts like “her dad can’t save her...

Ryan Risinger, current active chief of the Univeristy Police Department, is a candidate for the position of UPD Chief.

Current acting UPD chief a candidate for permanent position

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 17, 2021

The current acting chief for the University Police Department is one of the candidates for the permanent position of Eastern police chief. Ryan Risinger has worked for UPD since 2005 and says that his...

Jenny Les mugshot.

Le sentenced to 30 months in DOC, 4 years probation

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter June 17, 2021

Former Eastern student Jenny Le, 27, was sentenced to 30 months in the Department of Corrections, four years of concurrent probation and 100 hours of community service in a plea deal with the Coles County...

UPD enforcing summer parking

Staff Report May 14, 2019

Eastern’s University Police Department is enforcing parking rules and regulations over the summer, so students driving to school still need to purchase permits to avoid receiving citations. UPD is...

UPD investigating reported sexual assault

Staff Report February 26, 2019

The University Police Department is currently investigating a sexual assault that was reported to have happened on campus. The assault reportedly occurred in Lawson Hall on Feb. 17 to a female. The assault...

Ivan Escott (right), a sophomore marketing major, fist bumps Officer Samantha Berry from the University Police Department. “I love seeing that sort of stuff out here, especially on a college campus,” Escott said. “I love seeing support for the police.”

Students have ‘Pops with the Cops’

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter September 5, 2018

The University Board hosted “Pops with the Cops” Wednesday afternoon, where students had the opportunity to eat popsicles with officers from the University Police Department. Tess McArthy, the University...

Jordan Parks, a freshman pre-med major, plays pool at the Pizza, Pool and Police event in Taylor Hall Tuesday night.

Students, UPD bond over pizza and pool

Travis Moody, Staff Reporter November 8, 2017

Students got to know members of the University Police Department during Pizza, Pool and Police, hosted by Residence Life and Conference Services Tuesday night. Kelsey Cripe, assistant director of Residence...

Campus police officers to serve lemonade

Valentina Vargas, Contributing Writer September 5, 2017

Students will be able to interact with the officers from the University Police Department through “Layin’ Down the Law Lemonade Stand” from noon to 2 p.m. on Wednesday outside of Coleman Hall. University...

Benefit to help raise money for UPD officer’s medical expenses

Cassie Buchman, Staff Reporter June 23, 2017

Throughout his childhood, University Police Department Officer James Williams was taught to help others. “It’s just how I was brought up,” Williams said. “I was taught to help other people;...

Students react to parking changes

Jack Arkus, Contributing Writer March 29, 2017

Students made their opinions known after it was announced there would be some changes in underclassmen parking. On Tuesday, Eastern Police Chief Kent Martin sent out a mass email to the student body...

UPD, CPD collaborate for active shooter response training

Leon Mire, Associate News Editor March 19, 2017

The University Police Department and Charleston Police Department used McAfee Gym Tuesday and Thursday over spring break to train officers for active shooter scenarios. Brett Compton, patrol officer...

Some concerned about shots fired

Adrian Bolaji, Contributing Writer November 1, 2016

With shots being fired in the area just a few days ago, some students are concerned but still hopeful for Charleston’s safety. According to a press release from the Charleston Police Department, at...

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