The Daily Eastern News

Real-life scares are not ‘fun and games’

Megan Keane, Columnist

October 16, 2019

Halloween is approaching, and I crave being terrified. I prefer a scary movie over a chick-flick or action movie on any given day. But why is that? It’s actually really weird if I stop and think about it. Is it about the thrill? That’s why we ride rollercoasters, right? That’s why we seek...

Threat to campus found to be not credible

A police car sits outside Douglas Hall Tuesday morning after law enforcement responded to a report of a gun in the building. No gun was found.

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

October 15, 2019

A threat issued to Eastern’s campus early Tuesday morning was found to be not credible by law enforcement following a day of investigations, false alarm emergency calls and questions from a concerned public and student body. 9:48 a.m. Initial alert sent out Eastern’s administration was informed...

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘Brother Jed’ returns, again

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

October 8, 2019

Jed Smock, a member of Campus Ministry USA, returned to Eastern’s campus to preach his faith in the Library Quad on Tuesday afternoon. The campus police supervised the event as Smock spoke about drugs, sex and streaking.

UPD talks role on campus, safety

Dominique Brown, Staff Reporter

August 21, 2019

In a town with multiple police forces, the University Police Department stands out. Chief Kent Martin, who has been with the department since 1997 and has been serving as chief of the department since 2016, said the biggest difference between his police department and the Charleston Police Department...

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 enforcing the summer parking Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 6, 2019

The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 4, 2019

A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. During the initial investigation into the incident officers were made aware of an argu...

UPD, U.S. Bank work to combat online scams

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2018

The number of employment scams and online scams has increased this semester and the U.S. Bank branch on campus is teaming up with Eastern and the University Police Department to inform students about these scams and crack down on them.  Lt. James Williams from UPD said the bank and university star...

UPD to expand use of ALICE

University Police Department Chief Kent Martin hopes to begin training of ALICE, an active shooter response program on the campus of Eastern. The program, according to its website is the No. 1 active shooter civilian response training for organizations. Martin said you does not have to look far to see the benefits of the program.

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

October 3, 2017

After becoming a certified ALICE trainer, University Police Chief Kent Martin now plans to expand the use of the program throughout the campus community. ALICE is a training program that helps educate civilians on what to do in case of an active shooter. It is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown,...

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 for the CPD, said this training has taken place annually for over 10 years, usually rotating among...

New officer hopes to be good face for UPD

Joel Stewart, the new university police officer, is sworn in by Lynette Drake, the interim vice president for student affairs earlier this month.

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

October 20, 2016

Though he has lived in Charleston his whole life, new university police officer Joel Stewart said he was never really around Eastern’s campus growing up. That changed when he got the position and started training about two weeks ago. “(This job) opens my eyes to all the different things going...

Last year students receive 12,000 parking citations

Last year students receive 12,000 parking citations

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

October 1, 2014

Students received more than 12,000 parking citations on campus last year over the course of the fall, spring and summer semesters. Parking without a permit and parking without a valid permit for the specific lot are two of the most common ways students are ticketed on campus, said University Police...

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