Eastern Student Senate to meet in person Wednesday evening

Theo Edwards, Student Government Reporter

The Student Senate will meet in person this Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University Student Union. 

This is the first in person meeting for Student Senate since last school year, prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There is still an option for members to attend the meeting via Zoom by contacting Interim Speaker Justin Richards.

At the in-person meeting there will be a guest speaker to address the possible change of Eastern’s grading system as was briefly discussed last semester by the Student Senate.

Leading this discussion will be Dr. Donald Holly, a professor of anthropology at Eastern and Chairperson of the Faculty Senate.

This 20-minute discussion will be a presentation on the possibility of changing over to a plus/minus Grading System. 

Following this presentation, it is set on the consent agenda the appointment of two people to the Student Dean Advisory Council, Ashley Bartley and Carey Hendrix. If quorum is met at this meeting, nominations for Speaker of the Student Senate will also begin.

There will be a final discussion on speaker nominees and a vote, which must contain majority of 50 percent plus one for the vote to carry and if nominated the Speaker will begin their role immediately.

In usual fashion executive reports will be given by the executive board of Student Senate. Committee reports will not be given this meeting.  The next Student Senate meeting will be held Feb. 10.


Theo Edwards can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]