DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is Feb. 17, 2020. Here are the five things happening at Eastern you need to know today.

1. Council on Academic Affairs suspends bylaws

The Council on Academic Affairs voted to suspend all its bylaws at its meeting last week. The CAA’s decision is a result of The Daily Eastern News filing a grievance with the public access counselor at the Illinois’ Attorney General’s office about the CAA’s proposed bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Open Meetings Act. Full story:

2. Men’s basketball team drops two games

The Eastern men’s basketball team was supposed to have an easy weekend against two of the OVC’s bottom-dwelling teams in Southern Illinois Edwardsville and Tennessee-Martin, instead the Panthers lost both games and fell to 5-9 in conference play. Full story:

3. Staff Editorial: Justice for Jaylan

The Daily Eastern News stands behind Eastern swimmer Jaylan Butler and supports the Panther athlete in his lawsuit against police. If the allegations in Butler’s lawsuit are true, then the officers accused need to be held accountable. Full editorial:

Full story on Butler’s lawsuit:

4. Women’s basketball team goes 1-1 over weekend

The Eastern women’s basketball team split its weekend matches, beating Southern Illinois Edwardsville Thursday, then falling to Tennessee-Martin on Saturday. The Panthers are now 9-5 in conference play. Full story:

5. Registration for 1st ‘Womxn Up’ open 

Students can now register for Eastern’s first ‘Womxn Up’ conference. The free conference intends to spark conversations about women empowerment. Full story: