The Daily Eastern News

Collegiate sport needs diversity

Dillan Schorfheide, Assistant Sports Editor

April 7, 2019


Filed under Columns

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

Celebration honors Asian heritage

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer

April 1, 2019


Filed under News

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


Filed under Editorials

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

Former extremist informs students about global issues at symposium

Lauren King, Contributing Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under News

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


Filed under Columns

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


Filed under News

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...

Make an effort to learn about different cultures, groups

Staff Editorial

March 26, 2018


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Here at The Daily Eastern News, we value the diversity of the students on campus. The array of differences present in our community is what makes Eastern a unique and culturally-stimulating university to attend. Despite this, in our society people are still condemned for wanting to live in solida...

Diversity leads to better understanding

Abbey Whittington, Columnist

February 5, 2018


Filed under Columns, Opinions

Almost every day you can find something that perpetuates a stereotype, whether it is on television, in the news or during real life experiences. These stereotypes include but are not limited to Asians as smart, black people as criminals, Indians as convenient store owners, women as bad drivers and...

EIUnity Diversity Conference to take place Friday

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

This year’s EIUnity Diversity Conference will tackle topics such as race, sexuality and bystander awareness from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Workshops in the conference will take place at various places in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. All Eastern faculty, staff and students, as well...

Diversity workshop to discuss safe spaces

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 29, 2018


Filed under News

Two graduate students in history, Monica Burney and Myrtle Castro, will be hosting a workshop during Friday’s EIUnity Diversity Conference called “What I Wish My Professor Knew.” This workshop is structured to be a safe space for students to discuss incidents they may have faced throughout their...

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