The Daily Eastern News

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 speaks in Spanish to his friends asking them about their day. In another booth near them, a group...

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 Maggie Burkhead, director of TRiO, announced their names. Once the seniors were recognized and “...

Minorities a quarter of Eastern’s population

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 of those figures. Mona Davenport, the director of minority affairs, said the numbers may be lower,...

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