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  1. Police look into reports of shots fired

    10.06 / 04:46 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Police investigated multiple reports of shots fired Thursday afternoon in the 800 block of Lincoln Avenue. However, Charleston Police Chief Bryan Baker said when they were out searching the area they did not find any evidence of empty shell casings or bullet holes. “Somebody reported what they thought was shots fired, so we were out […
  2. Art students get opportunity to sell their art

    10.06 / 04:46 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Members of the Student Art Association will show off and sell their work on campus at the print sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. If it is not raining, the sale will be in front of the Doudna Steps. If it rains, it will be underneath the tent in the Library Quad.…
  3. Latin American dances to be taught for Latin Heritage Month

    10.06 / 04:30 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Students can learn traditional Latin American dances from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Krishna Thomas, an admissions specialist in the Office of International Students and Scholars, will be teaching dances such as the salsa, merengue and bachata as part of Latin Heritage…
  4. Student Senate focuses on student outreach

    10.06 / 04:30 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    The Student Senate set up a table outside of the Doudna Fine Arts Center to survey students about possible campus improvements. This table will be set up every Thursday of every month for the rest of the semester. Senators had students fill out a sheet of paper that asked about any areas of campus that…
  5. Chinese students to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

    10.06 / 04:30 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Each year on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, people in China celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Since the U.S. uses the Gregorian calendar, this festival happens in September or October. The Chinese Student and Scholar Association will share this piece of their culture with Eastern students at 6 p.m. Friday…
  6. “Stolen Education” provides students understanding of what Mexican-Americans face

    10.06 / 04:30 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Few students and faculty gathered in the Buzzard Hall auditorium for the screening of “Stolen Education,” a documentary film featuring the lawsuit filed by the families of eight Mexican-American students and the students against the Driscoll Consolidated Independent School District in Texas in 1956. Jasmine Richardson, a freshman psychology major, said she came into the…
  7. Lafayette Wright gets laughs at 7th Street Underground

    10.06 / 04:30 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Comedian Lafayette Wright wowed the audience at the 7th Street Underground in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union during his stand-up  routine Thursday night. Wright, who has been doing comedy for 13 years, said the crowd was responsive, encouraging and overall great throughout the night. It was Wright’s first time performing at Eastern, and [&…
  8. Philosophy speaker to discuss themes in ‘Fight Club’

    10.06 / 01:48 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Guest philosophy speaker Vernon Cisney will look at the themes beyond perceived masculinity in the movie Fight Club at 5 p.m. Oct.10 in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Cisney is an Eastern philosophy alumnus who is currently working at Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania. To prepare for the speech, the Philosophy club is showing the movie at…
  9. Documentary to show segregation in schools

    10.06 / 01:48 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    “Stolen Education,” a documentary revealing present-day segregation in the American public school system, will be shown at 2 p.m. Thursday in room 1501 of  Buzzard Hall. Education professor John Bickford said the documentary will outline the re-segregation of Texas public schools even after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling in 1954. “What lots of [̷…
  10. S.L.U.T Walk promotes stand against rape culture

    10.06 / 01:48 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Dozens of Eastern students gathered at the south entrance of Coleman Hall to participate in Eastern’s annual S.L.U.T. Walk Wednesday evening. The S.L.U.T. Walk, which stands for Satirically Lessening Unfair Theories, began when a Toronto police officer told women that they should “avoid dressing like sluts” in order to prevent sexual violence. EIU FEM president [R…
  11. Nominations being taken for committee to give feedback on Workgroups no. 8,9

    10.06 / 01:48 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Nominations to serve on a committee to review and give feedback on vitalization Workgroup no. 8 and 9’s recommendations will be taken by the Faculty Senate until Monday Oct. 16. The Faculty Senate has sent out a call to faculty asking for them to nominate people and self-nominate to serve on the committee. Nominations can […
  12. Community to break the silence about sexual assault

    10.04 / 22:36 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    In 2011, a police officer in Canada said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts. This started a revolution around the world to fight victim blaming and slut-shaming, which EIU FEM will take part in 4:45 p.m. Wednesday at the south entrance of Coleman Hall. Participants can stand against slut-shaming, sexual assault…
  13. UPD to expand use of ALICE

    10.04 / 17:50 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    After becoming a certified ALICE trainer, University Police Chief Kent Martin now plans to expand the use of the program throughout the campus community. ALICE is a training program that helps educate civilians on what to do in case of an active shooter. It is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. University Police Officer Tony Hoh said his 20 [̷…
  14. Speaker teaches audience about history of populism

    10.04 / 17:50 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Students, staff and the public got the opportunity to learn about populism in American history at the 12th Annual Barry D. Riccio Lecture. The event started with Riccio’s wife giving a history of how the event started and its history at Eastern. Michelle Nickerson, associate professor of history at Loyola University, gave a 45-minute lecture […
  15. Faculty senate votes to ask Glassman to restaff naming committee

    10.04 / 17:50 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    A resolution to urge Eastern President David Glassman to re-staff a naming committee to discuss changing Douglas Hall’s name was passed at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The resolution passed 12 to one, plus one abstention. The semester-long debate has spanned outside the campus and into the community. The name change that the Faculty Senate […
  16. Students can walk through coming out stories

    10.04 / 17:50 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Students can “Take a Walk Through” a celebrity’s life and learn more about their coming out story at an event to kick off LGBTQA+ History Month on Wednesday. At the event, set for 4 p.m. in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union, students will receive a card with a celebrity’s [……
  17. Big personal changes start with small victories

    10.04 / 17:50 dailyeasternnews.com Dailyeasternnews.com - Illinois (IL)
    Recently, a high school student who lives near me spiraled into a hard time in his life. A promising but awkward (as we all were as teens) young man, he began clinging too hard to new friends and exploring his new place in adult society in sometimes concerning ways. In the end, this student was…