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

Community members from Eastern, Charleston petition against racist posters

Corryn Brock, News Editor February 28, 2020

A petition was started by an Eastern student demanding the university to take more action regarding the recent white power propaganda found on campus. As of Thursday night, the petition had reached 1,300...

Students to compete in Miss Black EIU pageant

Megan Thompson, Contributing Writer February 28, 2020

The Black Student Union will sponsor the 49th Annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Since 1971, the pageant...

Students disappointed in Eastern’s inaction

Emilie Bowman, Staff Reporter January 31, 2020

The Diversity Action Council expressed its disappointment in Eastern for its lack of support of minority students during controversial situations.  A rotating panel of students and faculty sat together...

Minority students recall race-related struggles in college

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter April 22, 2019

At midnight on a Friday, Luis Paniagua sits at Steak-n-Shake in Mattoon with his Latino group of friends and one Caucasian friend. He is sitting in a red booth, looking over the food menu, while he...

Ceremony recognizes minority students

Elizabeth Wood, Contributing Writer April 21, 2019

Seniors lined up next to the stage and, with a slight delay, the graduation fanfare softly floated through the room. Students walked over to the podium, some giving a wave or gesture to the crowd, before...

2014 Enrollment by Race/Ethnicity

Minorities a quarter of Eastern’s population

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor September 18, 2014

Minorities now make up 25 percent of Eastern’s population despite an overall enrollment drop of 9 percent since the last school year. With the current enrollment at 8,913, minorities make up 2,220...

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