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

Assistant dean educates students on Visas, Green Cards

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

Andy Kabasele, assistant dean of international education, updated a group of international students on immigration over refreshments Wednesday at the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University...

Sace Elder, chair of the history department, speaks to the audience during the Border Secruity Forum Monday afternoon at Buzzard Hall.

Forum teaches about immigration policy, border security

Brysen Carr, Contributing Writer March 25, 2019

Several speakers offered their take on immigration policy and current debates Monday night during Eastern’s “Immigration Forum.” Arthur Turner, deputy majority leader of the Illinois House of...

Border security, immigration to be discused at forum

Staff Reporter March 20, 2019

Eastern is sponsoring a public forum to discuss issues of immigration policy and border security from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. March 25 in the Buzzard Hall Auditorium. Arthur Turner, the deputy majority...

The flaw in our immigration debate

Garret Fisher, Columnist November 27, 2018

America has juggled the issue of immigration since our inception. Unsurprisingly, this problem has again reared its ugly head with the formation of another migrant caravan currently camped on our southern...

Students hear immigrant perspective in ‘Hear My Story’ documentary

Madelyn Loellke, Staff Reporter October 2, 2018

The Students for Peace and Justice showed a documentary called “Hear My Story” Tuesday night in the Lumpkin Auditorium. Members of the registered student organization spent a year creating the documentary,...

Be part of the solution for Syria; vote for responsible candidates

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor March 20, 2018

There’s this joke in the satire newspaper The Onion about how the son of a soldier gets a parade because he inherits his father’s old patrol route in Afghanistan, the joke being that we’ve been at...

International student enrollment numbers take a hit

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief January 24, 2018

Correction: This story has been edited to reflect that Brenda Cuellar actually went to Colombia and Brazil with the purpose of recruiting international students. The News regrets the error. Despite...

Help our neighbors from other countries

Colin Roberts, Copy Editor January 23, 2018

There is a fierce debate raging within America. It is a struggle that we often have, one of identity. A struggle to define who should live in this country and who this country is for. This nation has...

Claude Abdoulaye- Pedila (left) a psychology major, smiles while Catherine Polydore a proffesor of counseling and student development hugs Yesenia Murato a sophmore sociology major after the Immigration Panel at Doudna hall Monday night.

Panelists open up about immigration struggle

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief November 7, 2017

When Claude Abdoulaye-Pedila, a psychology major, was born in the Congo, her parents had a life-changing decision to make. Because her grandpa was the mayor in her hometown in the Congo during a civil...

Eastern students protest the repeal of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program on Friday Afternoon at Morton Park.

Rally shows support for DACA recipients

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer September 11, 2017

The wings of a monarch soared above the crowd in the hands of Yesenia Muruato, a junior criminology major, who used the butterfly to represent DREAM-ers at Friday's rally in support of the Deferred Action...

New citizen welcomes opportunities

Carole Hodorowicz, Feature Reporter February 16, 2017

On Jan. 18, after nearly 15 years of living in the United States, Jagoda Szostakiewicz, a freshman English major, officially became a citizen of the United States. When she was just three years old,...

Column: Reflection on coming to America: part two

Kehinde Abiodun, Staff Reporter January 30, 2017

I must mention that the Charleston community was welcoming to international students. On the first day of orientation at Eastern, Salisbury, a church Madison avenue, hosted new students to an assortment...

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