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Freshmen to share registration date with sophomores

Koy Wilson, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2017


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Beginning in the spring semester, freshmen and sophomores can register for classes in the same week. Previously, sophomore registration opened a week before freshmen registration. The new policy change was suggested by the Committee on Retention Efforts, which is responsible for looking at retenti...

Review Committee plans final recommendations

Review Committee plans final recommendations

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 10, 2017


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With the final recommendations needing to be in by Jan. 15, the Workgroup Review Committee spent its meeting planning how to structure its proposal. The proposal was created from the committee reviewing Vitalization Project Workgroups No. 8 and 9`s recommendations over the last seven weeks. Members ...

Transfer students share experiences

Travis Buckwalter, Contributing Writer

December 10, 2017


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Transfer students have their own unique experiences when coming to Eastern. Christyna De Lude, a sophomore psychology major, also changed her major from pre-medicine before coming to Eastern. “It didn’t seem like I was where I wanted to be,” De Lude said. Cory Bradford, a junior psychology major, was a c...

More discussion, no action on athletics taken at CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2017


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Members of the Council on University Planning and Budgeting reported their constituencies’ thoughts on the potential elimination of some sports at Friday’s CUPB meeting. The CUPB did not take any action or votes on what to do about athletics during the meeting. Many constituencies expressed concerns...

EIU Meditation Club offers a sense of ease to students

EIU Meditation Club offers a sense of ease to students

Jordan Boyer, Photo Editor

December 10, 2017


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The EIU Meditation Club helped students relax before finals week at Booth Library with a guided meditation. The club is hosting other guided meditations during finals week to help students clear their minds and de-stress. Two classes, one at 5 p.m. and another 5:30 p.m., will be held on Monday in ...

Technology services, support reviewed by CUPB

Cassie Buchman, Editor-in-Chief

December 10, 2017


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Personnel from Information Technology Services and the Center for Academic Technology Support updated the Council on University Planning and Budgeting on how they are planning on moving forward in coming years. Josh Awalt, interim assistant vice president for ITS, said there was a decrease in the 2016/...

Faculty taking on an overload of classes could lead to contractual violations

Cassie Buchman, Editor in Chief

December 7, 2017


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Faculty departures and financial strains on the university have caused faculty members to take on an overload of work assignments, leading to departmental violations of the EIU-UPI contract. Overload, as defined in the contract, is any course load that is more than 24 credit units a year. Anything...

CAA addresses nursing changes

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Changes to different nursing programs, the replacement of two classes and a revised course and major were proposed and approved at the Council on Academic Affairs’ last meeting of the semester on Thursday. A new course titled Public Health Nursing was added to take the place of the Nursing in the...

Charleston woman charged with 1st-degree murder of 2-year-old son

Mike Santoria, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2017


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A Charleston woman was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Wednesday afternoon after police found her 2-year-old son dead in a portable playpen. In a press conference on Thursday, State’s Attorney Brian Bower said Savannah Weiss, 22, of Charleston and the mother of the child, told police...

Jackson Avenue Coffee celebrates 12 years of open-mic nights

Jackson Avenue Coffee celebrates 12 years of open-mic nights

Eddie Hacker, Contributing Writer

December 7, 2017


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Ringing in 12 years of business and closing in on over 500 open-mic nights, the Jackson Avenue Coffee has been one of the longest standing weekly venues for local performers. Jackson Avenue Coffee, commonly known as The JAC to those who frequent it, offers coffee seven days a week. From 7 p.m....

Charleston woman arrested on 1st Degree Murder charge after death of child

Staff Report

December 7, 2017


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Charleston resident Savannah Weiss, 22, was arrested Wednesday after she confessed to leaving her child unattended at her residence from Friday to Sunday, leading to the 2-year-old’s death. At about 8:58 a.m., Charleston Police officers and paramedics from the Charleston Fire Department responded ...

Student body president gives State of the University address

Student body president gives State of the University address

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

December 7, 2017


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Student Body President Luke Young talked about how “good times are on the horizon,” for Eastern during his State of the University Address Wednesday night at the last Student Senate meeting of the semester. Along with Young, Will Outzen, the student Speaker of the Senate, recapped the semester an...

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