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

Joseph Flynn Jr., a candidate for the Eastern senior diversity and inclusion officer position, talks to faculty during the open session Tuesday afternoon in the Black Box Theatre. Flynn currently works at Northern Illinois University as the associate director of academic affairs for the Center for Black Studies.

Alum presents solutions to racial disparity, hate flyers

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 26, 2022

An Eastern alum of 1993 visited Eastern Tuesday as a candidate for the position of senior diversity and inclusion officer and gave advice on what the university could do in response to racial disparities. Joseph...

Demographics of Easterns student body from 2017 to 2021 show that Easterns student body is becoming more diverse. Other represents the categories of American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, two or more races, international students and students who did not disclose their race.

Demographics show increase in Eastern student diversity

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 27, 2021

Eastern students are more diverse than ever with 41.3% of students being people of color. Twenty years ago, Eastern’s student body was 87 percent white. Today, it is 58.7% white. In 2001, there...

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