DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

Today is Feb. 27, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today.

1. Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

Eastern’s Student Senate heard a proposal at its meeting Wednesday that would raise the student textbook rental fee from $9.75 per credit hour to $18.43 per credit hour. The proposal is made in an effort to help Eastern transition from physical to digital textbooks. Full story:

2. CAA to vote on Open Meetings Act bylaw change

After tabling a proposed bylaw change that would excuse the Council on Academic Affairs from the Illinois Open Meetings Act, the CAA has decided it will vote on the bylaw change at its Thursday meeting. The bylaw, backed by University Counsel Laura McLaughlin, is expected to pass. Full story:

3. Tournament berth on the line

Eastern’s men’s basketball team can clinch an OVC tournament berth if it wins against Southeast Missouri Thursday night on the road. The Panthers (7-9) are favored against the 3-13 Redhawks. Full story:

4. Panthers travel to face tough Redhawks team

Eastern’s women’s basketball team (11-5 OVC) will face a tough test on the road against Southeast Missouri (13-3 OVC) Thursday night. The Panthers however are confident things can go differently this time around against a team that beat them by double-digits in January. Full story:

5. Assistant dean gives lecture on visas, green cards

Eastern’s assistant dean of international education Andy Kabasele educated students on visas and green cards at a lecture Wednesday night in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Full story: