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Together We Rise conference to promote diversity, inclusion

Abby Carpenter, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2018


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

EIUnity conference to promote diversity

Staff Report

January 22, 2018


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The Office of Minority Affairs will be hosting the 10th annual EIUnity diversity conference on Feb. 2 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Registration for the conference closes on Jan. 29 and can be found on the Office of Minority Affairs’ website, along with a...

Spiritual inclusion, compassion drives RSO

Gabriel Tomer, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2017


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Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of articles about religious and spiritual groups on campus. Eastern’s Spiritual Pluralism and Selfless Service celebrates a spiritual holiday once a month in an effort to focus on spiritual growth. The group started this activity by handing out t...

Student Senate elects new speaker

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 20, 2017


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  The Student Senate swore in new senate members, elected a new speaker and tabled bylaw changes at its final Wednesday night meeting of the semester. 18 members of the senate voted for senate member Will Outzen to become speaker for the Fall 2017 semester. Danny Estrada, current chair of...

President Glassman listens to students’ concerns about discrimination

President Glassman listens to students’ concerns about discrimination

Chrissy Miller, Administrative Reporter

April 10, 2017


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Students expressed concerns about discrimination students face from police, in campus housing and the Greek community during a forum with Eastern President David Glassman. Glassman said making all students feel welcome and that diverse groups felt they had a voice in the community was important. “We...

Students traverse tunnel to learn about oppression

Students traverse tunnel to learn about oppression

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter

March 28, 2017


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An unused floor of Taylor Hall featured facts about different forms of oppression and oppressed groups Tuesday. Marissa Damore, vice president of committee engagement, worked with volunteers to post information in the bathroom, the lounge and three dorm rooms on the north tower’s fifth floor. Groups...

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