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

Katja Benz

COLUMN: Dear Academy, do better

Katja Benz, Columnist March 28, 2022

The 94th Academy Awards premiered Sunday March 27. I didn’t watch them. They haven’t been of particular interest to me in a couple of years: I was mostly really busy and couldn’t spend time watching...

Gordon Baltazar, a freshman biology major, poses for a headshot in the South Quad on Monday.

What does Eastern want in a president?

Luke Taylor, Multimedia News Editor February 23, 2022

  Benjamin Drake, junior history major “I think that the next university president really needs to be someone that cares for students and student involvement. I think that’s something...

EDITORIAL: Easterns racial demographic increases

EDITORIAL: Eastern’s racial demographic increases

Editorial Board October 27, 2021

We at the Daily Eastern News are happy to see Eastern’s demographics change to a more diverse student body. In a small, mostly white town like Charleston, it’s easy to see why students of color...

Garrison Reed, a sophomore music education major, plays the “Reflection Canon” by Kieffer on the vibraphone at the Percussion Ensemble Concert Tuesday night. The Reflection Canon piece consisted of four parts including “There is Light for One Year,” “The Smallest Become the Tallest,” “Flying” and “Knowledge of Eternity.” The focus of the concert was Afro-Cuban music.

Afro-Cuban music highlighted by ensemble

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter October 26, 2021

The Percussion Ensemble held their first concert of the season Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theater of the Doudna Fine Arts Center. The ensemble is directed by Professor Jamie V. Ryan, associate...

Latinx professors talk experiences in Charleston

Latinx professors talk experiences in Charleston

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter September 22, 2021

While there are many activities during Latino Heritage Month aimed for students, there are also professors at Eastern who are in the Latinx community and celebrate the month. Many people find their...

Column: “In The Heights” fell short in diversity goal

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Opinions Writer June 17, 2021

Editor’s note: This writer uses “Latine” as a gender-neutral word for people of Latin American descent. Some people prefer this term as it is easier to pronounce than “Latinx,” another popular...

Community members from Eastern, Charleston petition against racist posters

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 28, 2020

A petition was started by an Eastern student demanding the university to take more action regarding the recent white power propaganda found on campus. As of Thursday night, the petition had reached 1,300...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Eastern’s senates condemn white supremacy posters

Student, staff and faculty senates February 28, 2020

This letter was submitted by the staff, student and faculty senates of Eastern. “The Student, Staff and Faculty Senates of Eastern Illinois University condemn those attempting to propagate hate, and...

Tuesday’s inclusivity workshop to talk diversity in universities

Allison Little, Staff Reporter November 12, 2019

People can learn how to create inclusive spaces at Eastern on Tuesday in room 1220 of Booth Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christy Pichichero, associate professor of modern and classical languages at...

RISE Chat to talk inclusivity in higher education

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter October 13, 2019

Eastern students and faculty can attend RISE Chat: Race and Our Society for free on Monday to learn about increasing inclusivity on campus. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Buzzard Auditorium. The...

Collegiate sport needs diversity

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor April 7, 2019

Collegiate athletics have come a long way since their birth, but that does not mean everything is as it should be. Women have made advances in collegiate athletics, as far as being more included with...

Jinhee J Lee, a professor of history, coordinator of Asian Studies and the main organizer for Asian Heritage Month, talks with students during the Kick-off Reception in the Doudna Concourse of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday afternoon.

Celebration honors Asian heritage

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer April 1, 2019

The celebration of Asian Heritage Month kicked off Monday with Asian music, Asian cuisine and lots of educational conversation at the Doudna Concourse. Members of the Eastern community gathered around...

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