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

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...

Members of the University Professionals of Illinois socialize before the negotiation team meets with Eastern’s negotiation team at Booth Library Monday afternoon.

EIU-UPI, Eastern’s negotiators meet Monday for 2022 contract

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 21, 2022

Eastern’s chapter of the University Professionals of Illinois, EIU-UPI, met with the university’s negotiation team Monday afternoon to begin bargaining for 25 proposals in a new four-year contract...

Vice President for Academic Affairs Jay Gatrell speaks during Tuesday afternoon’s Faculty Senate meeting. Gatrell gave an announcement stating that there would be no more passwords on student evaluations for faculty.

Faculty Senate talk issues with class formats

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor November 9, 2021

Faculty Senate’s meeting Tuesday involved a discussion about ensuring the line is maintained between in-person and hybrid classes. Jennifer L. Stringfellow, President of Eastern's University Professionals...

Faculty Senate Chair, Todd Bruns explains a question about faculty members online profiles and department website structure at the Oct. 26 meeting. The Senate discussed ways to inform faculty members update their profiles, but tabled the discussion for the next meeting.

Faculty Senate to discuss quizzes, exams on D2L Tuesday

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 8, 2021

Eastern’s Faculty Senate will discuss quizzes and exams on D2L Brightspace in their meeting at 2 p.m. Monday in the Witter’s Conference Room of Booth Library. D2L, which used to be called Desire2Learn,...

Eastern unions push for health and safety measures

Corryn Brock, News Editor August 24, 2020

Two Eastern unions are urging Eastern to “put the safety of students, employees and the community first” as the university opens this semester.   The two unions, AFSCME Local 981, which represents...

Board of Trustees approves new EIU-UPI contract

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor September 16, 2018

The Board of Trustees approved the new contract for Eastern’s chapter of university professionals of Illinois, two new multi-year contracts, a Title 9 update and an update on the Lantz Arena maintenance...

Panelists suggest tax increase for higher ed funding

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief February 3, 2017

Panelists during the “Higher Education: Collateral Damage in the Budget Battle” presentation explained the impact of the budget impasse on higher education and the need for raising both income and...

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