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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

Carole Collins Ayanlaja (left), an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Leadership, comforts Mindy Houser (right), a Mattoon resident and business owner of Sharp Iron Athletics, as they discussed their experiences with sexual assault and the impacts it had on their body images. Houser said how her body looked and what she wore began to enter the dialogue for her and impacted decisions she made later. In celebration of my sister here, Im going to say something, Ayanlaja said. When you shared about the elevator incident and was it your body, it wasnt your body. Alright? We will not accept women being told that you wore the wrong outfit.

RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Staff Reporter February 25, 2020

Making Excellence Inclusive hosted the third RISE Chat of the academic year Monday, this time to discuss how body discrimination has affected the workplace and society. The event featured short videos...

RISE Chat panel talks college race issues

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter October 14, 2019

Eastern students learned about race issues from several different perspectives Monday night, courtesy of six panelists at the event. Outside of the Buzzard auditorium, a mix of students, faculty and community...

RISE Chat to talk inclusivity in higher education

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter October 13, 2019

Eastern students and faculty can attend RISE Chat: Race and Our Society for free on Monday to learn about increasing inclusivity on campus. It takes place at 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Buzzard Auditorium. The...

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