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New campus group to support minorities in STEM fields

Mercury Bowen, Entertainment Reporter

November 14, 2018


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A new campus group called iSTEM will merge the Women in Science and Mathematics and Minority Mentoring in Mathematics and Science programs into one entity. Grace Osborn, a member of iSTEM, said the group is a good way to collaborate with others in the STEM fields. “iSTEM’s really about networki...

CAA to vote on revisions to majors

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 14, 2018


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The Council on Academic Affairs will meet Thursday in the Edgar Room of Booth Library at 2 p.m. to discuss six action items ranging from a revised major to new courses. A new course titled ‘NTR 3500: Professional Focus on Nutrition and Dietetics’ will be proposed to the council at its meeting. The cour...

Student Senate approves emergency bills

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018


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A timeline and several deadlines were created for the process and potential recommendations and suggestions regarding the placement of a Black Lives Matter flag underneath the American Flag in the South Quad during the Student Senate Meeting.  Two pieces of emergency legislation were also approved. Ali...

Winter weather advisory in effect until Thursday evening

Staff Report

November 14, 2018


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A winter weather advisory will be in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday. According to Weather Underground, there will be mixed precipitation Thursday. Total snow accumulations will be around three to five inches with a light glaze of ice accumulations. Everett Lau, WEIU Newswatch’s Sky Watch Local Fo...

BSWs share about their jobs

Nathan Cortez, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2018


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Building Service Workers at Eastern help students and faculty by cleaning the residence halls and lecture halls daily and emptying trash cans weekly all throughout campus. Juanita Jenkins, BSW secretary of Lawson Hall, said cleaning has been the most important part of the job. She said she has had a big ...

Eastern student stable following accident Sunday

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

November 13, 2018


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An Eastern student was injured and taken by helicopter to Carle Foundation Hospital following a car accident Sunday night as reported in Tuesday’s edition of The Daily Eastern News. Chelsy Cunningham, 19, of Danville drove off of the roadway and overturned into the ditch along Route 16 about four m...

Grant to go toward changing negative views on teaching

Hannah Shillo, Campus Reporter

November 13, 2018


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The College of Education is planning to use a grant it received in January from the Illinois Board of Higher Education to address the teacher shortage in Illinois. The grant proposal was written by Douglas Bower, the dean of the College of Education, Brian Reid, a professor in the College of Educatio...

Eastern to host 7 schools at Illinois Law School Fair

Joseph Bates, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2018


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Eastern will be hosting the Illinois Law School Fair on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Concourse. At the event, directors of admissions from Chicago Kent College of Law, DePaul University, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, John Marshall Law School, North...

Faculty Senate discusses proposed 360 review

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

November 13, 2018


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The Faculty Senate looked at the proposed 360 review for administrators and the contractual language of the combinations of the Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee and the Sanction Termination Hearing Committee at their meeting Tuesday. The original proposal to update the review p...

ALICE Training to prepare for active shooter situation

Logan Raschke, Campus Reporter

November 13, 2018


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The next ALICE Training session, a lesson conducted by University Police Department officers to educate people about their options during an active shooter attack, will be held Thursday night. The ALICE Training will go from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. on Thursday in Room 3040 of the Physical Sciences Buil...

Woman airlifted following car accident Sunday

November 12, 2018


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Staff Report | @DEN_News A woman was airlifted following a car accident Sunday night. The single-car accident occurred around 9:45 p.m. when the vehicle apparently flipped and the woman was ejected from it. The woman was driven via ambulance from the scene of accident to the Charleston Speedway, wh...

Workshop informs about ancestry research

Logan Raschke, Staff Reporter

November 12, 2018


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The last Grandma Told Me session of the semester educated attendees what online sources are best for ancestry research and answered any final questions at Booth Library Monday night. Booth Library retiree Lois Dickenson wrapped up the Grandma Told Me workshop by going over final research tips and as...

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