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

“Grandma in her cousins car”

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements: Zella Powell

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

GRAPHIC BY CORRYN BROCK
Easterns Naming Committee are tasked with reviewing (left to right) former Illinois Governor Edward Coles, former Eastern student and Tuskegee Airman Major Charles B. Hall, former Eastern student and former University President Louis V. Hencken, community members Ona and Kenneth Norton, Easterns first Black student Zella Powell and former Eastern professor William Ridgeway.

Potential Douglas Hall name replacements

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

Eastern’s Naming Committee is tasked with reviewing a list of individuals who Douglas Hall could be potentially renamed after. The individuals being considered are former Illinois Governor Edward...

Naming Committee member Steven Scher reviews a list of previous and future actions of the committee Thursday morning.

Glassman gives Naming Committee list of names to review for potential Douglas Hall rename

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief November 18, 2021

A memo from University President David Glassman is asking the Naming Committee to review the following names/name recommendations that could be considered in the potential renaming of Douglas Hall: -Governor...

(From left to right) Johnetta Jones, Kevin Duckworth, Ona Norton, Charles Hall and Zella Powell

EDITORIAL: Choose morals over money

Editorial Board November 17, 2021

The Naming Committee will meet Thursday and is anticipating a list of names to consider from University President David Glassman. While we do not know what this list of names will consist of, we know most...

“Grandma and my mother as a toddler”

Life for Eastern’s first Black graduate’s descendants

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 26, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the third part of a series detailing the life and legacy of the Powell family of Mattoon, Illinois, as well as the life of their descendants. Zella Powell, a daughter of the prominent...

“Grandma and her students in Mattoon”

Life for Eastern’s first Black grad

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

Editor’s note: This is the second part of a series detailing the life and legacy of the Powell family of Mattoon, Illinois, as well as the life of their descendants. Zella Powell, a daughter of the prominent...

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

EDITORIAL: The names students deserve

Staff Editorial September 19, 2021

We at The Daily Eastern News believe that students at Eastern deserve to have Douglas Hall renamed and renamed after someone truly tied to the Eastern community and someone who has done good for Eastern. This...

Before Eastern: the family of Easterns first Black graduate

Before Eastern: the family of Eastern’s first Black graduate

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

Editor’s note: Some language in this article may be disturbing to some readers. This is the first part of a series detailing the life and legacy of the Powell family of Mattoon, Illinois. Zella Powell,...

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