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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

Graphic of student population.

International students contribute to multiple areas at EIU

Cam'ron Hardy, News Editor April 13, 2023

According to Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management Josh Norman, there are currently 761 international students enrolled from 52 countries. With that, international students account for around...

Map of the worlds countries saying hello in a variety of languages in Coleman Hall.

How inclusive is Eastern with international students?

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor March 29, 2023

Considering that Eastern does not do any advertising or recruiting to other countries, the word of mouth from former graduates really helps to keep our international student body in the hundreds.  The...

Coleman Halls foreign languages hall displays various cultural flags and places in the world.

How it is being a third culture student at EIU

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Junior Feature Editor March 29, 2023

Being an International student comes with a bunch of different life experiences. Whether it be trying a bunch of new foods, or getting acclimated to Western culture, people can learn to really enjoy...

Students say international holidays should be celebrated more at EIU

Students say international holidays should be celebrated more at EIU

Chandler Smith, Reporter March 29, 2023

The difference between cultures, let alone holidays, is significant for international students at Eastern, specifically biological science major, Nora Okolie. That makes cultural holidays quite different...

Swathi Nayani, Hemanth Naga Payyavula, and Supriya Toodi, all computer technology graduate students from India, share the runway for the fashion show part of Global Culture Night
in the Grand Ballroom of Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

International students share cultures at Global Culture Night

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Features Junior Editor November 15, 2022

The Global Cultural Night welcomed all the students to watch cultural performances by international students in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.  The event, located in the Grand Ballroom,...

Rianna Rothermel, a sophomore early childhood education major, and Caleigh Miller, a junior sports management major, wear carved out pumpkins in the spirit of Halloween during the Greeks and Treats event Sunday night.

Greeks and Treats brings the community, Greek life members together

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 31, 2021

Hundreds of participants of all ages walked around Greek Court during the chilly Sunday night, getting candy from all the different Greek organizations at the “Greeks and Treats” event. Dressed...

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...

Shopping trips planned for international students this semester

Andrew Paisley, Opinions Editor April 30, 2019

​International students across campus will be able to take part in two more shopping trips in Champaign this semester, courtesy of Eastern’s Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) and...

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