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RISE Chat panelists talk body shaming, positivity

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.

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 touching on body shaming and body positivity, followed by a discussion led by Eastern faculty and com...

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 members mingled over pizza and soda, provided by Eastern President David Glassman’s office,...

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 chat follows MEI’s annual Reaching Inclusivity for Student Excellence Conference that took place...

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