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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 online signatures. The petition was started by junior sociology major Siobhan Doherty Wednesday night following more propaganda being found at Eastern and th...

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 racial and religious disharmony at EIU, and to incite violence and mistrust in the name of white sup...

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 George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is hosting the workshop. Suzie Park, assistant dean ...

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 chat follows MEI’s annual Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence Conference that took place...

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 opportunities and scholarships. Yet, at the same time, women are still facing gaps in opportunities in regard to colle...

Celebration honors Asian heritage

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.

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 tables bearing classic Asian food, such as sushi, spring rolls, crab rangoons, dumplings and coconu...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Celebrate different heritages, learn from the cultures

Staff Editorial

March 31, 2019

Times are tough for many people right now, and specifically, for minorities in the United States. According to USA Today, anti-black incidents are on the rise in the country. Today reported in February that the FBI said hate crimes in America increased 17 percent last year, which is the third straight y...

Former extremist informs students about global issues at symposium

Author Sammy Rangel gives a speech at the 2019 ICGD Symposium, held in the Arcola/Tuscola room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Tuesday afternoon. His speech was named “A life born of a thousand wounds”.

Lauren King, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2019

Sammy Rangel, a former violent extremist, and other keynote speakers addressed globally important issues about diveristy at the Eighth Annual Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium Tuesday afternoon. The first to speak among the list was Rangel, author and executive director of the Li...

Speakers to discuss global issues at symposium

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 26, 2019

Sammy Rangel, executive director of the Life After Hate nonprofit organization, will talk about his past experiences as a former violent extremist at the Eighth Annual Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium Tuesday afternoon. According to the ICGD program, Rangel joined the Maniac Latin...

Together We Rise conference to promote diversity, inclusion

Abby Carpenter, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018

Eastern’s Making Excellence Inclusive is prepared to host their second annual Together We Rise Conference in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union on Friday. Tuesday is the deadline to register. Making Excellence Inclusive is a body comprised of faculty, staff, administrators and a few students...

‘A Class Divided’ is worth watching

Kate Rehwinkel, Columnist

October 1, 2018

Diversity education must be the hot topic right now. ln a couple of my classes this semester I am learning about diversity in the workplace. Even my Resident Assistant is having a diversity program this week. In my business Management and Organizational Behavior class, we recently watched a video ca...

Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium to take place Tuesday

Staff Report

April 9, 2018

This year’s Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Symposium is set for 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. This is the seventh year the symposium is taking place at Eastern. Jenny L. Davis, an anthropology professor at the Univ...

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