DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bulllock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is February 26, 2020. Here are the five things you need to know today.

1. Faculty Senate addresses white power propaganda

Eastern’s Faculty Senate discussed the creation of a sub-committee to address issues of diversity and race on campus and also debated the language of a joint-senate letter draft condemning the white power propaganda left on campus last week. The letter draft is a joint effort between Eastern’s Faculty, Staff and Student Senates. Full story:

2. Student Senate to hear textbook rental committee report

The textbook rental committee will deliver a report to Eastern’s Student Senate at its meeting Wednesday night. The committee will give the Senate its recommendations for the future of textbook rental at Eastern. Full story:

3. ‘Know your Rightz’ held in Lumpkin

A presentation on the legalization of marijuana and the rights and expectations that come with legalization was delivered Tuesday night in Lumpkin Hall. The presentation was put on by Eastern’s Health Education Resource Center. Full story:

4. Winners and losers from a wild OVC basketball week

The Eastern men’s basketball team did its part in shaking up the OVC standings last week, knocking off first-place Murray State and first-place Austin Peay in consecutive games. With the OVC now turned on its head, our reporter Dillan Schorfheide gives his winners and losers from the conference’s wild week. Full story:

5. Tournament clinched. Now what?

The Eastern women’s basketball team clinched an OVC tournament berth for the first time since 2014-2015 season last week and is now controlling its own seeding destiny as it heads into its final two games. With a spot clinched, our reporter Adam Tumino breaks down what the OVC tournament might look like for the Panthers. Full story: