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Pawar proposes “new deal” for Illinois

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 26
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Inspired by the determination of former president Franklin D. Roosevelt and equipped with a vision, Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar, from the 47th ward, spoke to students, faculty and community members about his plans for the future of Illinois on Saturday. Pawar recently announced his bid to run for... Read more »

Miss Black EIU crowned

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
February 26
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The journey of a new queen unfolded as Fudia Jalloh, a senior family and consumer sciences major, was crowned Miss Black EIU 2017 Saturday night. Through the Miss Black EIU pageant, she received a scholarship for $1,500. Jalloh said she is shocked and excited to be Miss Black EIU 2017. “I’m... Read more »

Committee uses data to update report

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief
February 26
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The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee updated its report by examining updated profit/loss numbers and studying philosophy courses and enrollment information at its meeting Friday. The members reviewed an updated profit/loss document from Budget Analyst Candace Flatt for... Read more »

Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer
February 26
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Following the Faculty Senate's referendum last Tuesday, programs considered for elimination or consolidation reflected on how they are being affected by the vitalization project. Last week, 145 faculty members voted 'no confidence' in Workgroup No. 7’s process and outcomes in the vitalization project. The... Read more »

Workgroup No. 8 hears new ideas, defines micro degree

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 26
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Workgroup No. 8, Academic Visioning I, discussed two concepts that could help students gain experience for their intended career at its meeting Friday. Technology professor Gabe Grant presented ideas for a new research, education and applied learning center, or REAL Center, as well as a Digital and... Read more »

Fundraiser provides HOPE to survivors

Fundraiser provides HOPE to survivors

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer
February 26
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A local organization advocating for survivors of domestic violence is hosting its annual Bowls of HOPE fundraiser Tuesday evening, an event its executive director said is crucial for the organization. Housing, Outreach, Prevention and Education of East Central Illinois is an organization that strives... Read more »

Greek chapters still working on unity

Ariel Anderson, Contributing Writer
February 26
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Though individual Greek chapters strive for unity, some say there is still work to be done when bringing Greek life together as a whole. Currently at Eastern, there are six National Pan-Hellenic fraternities and sororities, which are historically black. There are nine Panhellenic sororities and... Read more »

Chicago Alderman to present platform for Ill. Governor candidacy

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
February 24
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The EIU College Democrats will be hosting a question-and-answer style meet and greet with Chicago Alderman Amaya Pawar, who announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for Governor. The meet and greet will be from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr.... Read more »

CAA drafts vitalization recommendations, approves 2 new majors

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter
February 23
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On Tuesday, the Council on Academic Affairs went through a draft document with recommendations for the programs being considered for elimination and reorganization. These include Africana studies, philosophy, and adult and community education. CAA Chair Stacey Ruholl said since the council did not... Read more »

A taste of Chicago comes to Eastern

A taste of Chicago comes to Eastern

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter
February 23
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Two Chicago artists came out Thursday night to perform and give Eastern a glimpse of their artistic abilities and inspiration. The first to perform, Ausar, started out with a spoken word piece titled “Brief Introduction.” “Picked up the pen and pad and figured he was on to something,” Ausar... Read more »

Local bartenders juggle two jobs

Local bartenders juggle two jobs

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
February 23
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The color-changing countertop slowly shifts between jade, aqua, sapphire and periwinkle. The cool hues reflect in the faces of the few customers chatting at the bar as Michelle Chupp pours their drinks. This particular Thursday afternoon, the Brick House Bar & Grill located in the Unique Suites... Read more »

Fine dining to have new home in Charleston

Fine dining to have new home in Charleston

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
February 23
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A new restaurant in Charleston named Alexander Briggs will be opening early March at 509 Van Buren Ave. under the reins of executive chef Brent Furry. Furry graduated from Charleston High School in 2004 and later attended culinary school at Kendall College in Chicago. He said his culinary arts... Read more »

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