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Lecturer discusses how Civil War issues live on

Tom O'Connor, Staff Reporter

February 18, 2019


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Gaines Foster, Louisiana State University professor, said economic and cultural divisions factor into support or opposition for confederate symbols instead of regional ones, forming the essence of his “Still Fighting the Civil War?” lecture at the Doudna lecture hall on Monday. Kicking off the fi...

Jazz combos to be performed Tuesday

Staff Report

February 18, 2019


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The EIU Jazz Studies program will be performing three jazz combos Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in the Doudna Fine Arts Center Theatre. The jazz combos performance is free for anyone to attend. Performers will play music by Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Ben Williams and Stevie Wonder. The News staff can ...

City Council to vote on bid award, ordinance

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 18, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will meet to vote on five action items, including a bid award, during their meeting Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in City Hall. The council will vote on a bid from Mid-Illinois Concrete, Inc. to provide concrete for parking improvements for the Illinois Department of Natural Resource...

Trivia event recognizes musical achievements of black women

Morgan Bledsoe, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


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In honor of Black History Month, Eastern's chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs Inc. presented “The Evolution of the Black Woman: Music Edition,” a program used to celebrate Black History Month. To show the diversity of black women in music, the NACWC used a Kahoot! qui...

Cheney selected as new dean of school of business, technology

Staff Report

February 18, 2019


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Austin Cheney, the current chair of the School of Technology, will be the new dean for the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology starting July 1, 2019. Cheney was one of three candidates interviewed for the position, and according to a press release, he was picked because of his ties to Eastern. East...

Students share their thoughts on increasing minimum wage

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

February 18, 2019


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Students on campus shared mixed opinions about a bill passed by the House on Feb. 14 to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. Marcus Burns, a junior majoring in applied engineering technology, said making $15 a hour is good for workers, but it has its downfall. “It would suck f...

Students share opinions over new minimum wage law

Shamaine Ware

February 17, 2019


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The House passed the bill to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 and students on campus have mixed opinions about it. Marcus Burns, a junior applied engineering technology major, said making $15 an hour is good for workers, but has its downfall. “It would suck for entry level...

African-American Heritage Month celebration continues

Staff Report

February 17, 2019


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5 events scheduled throughout the week

NASA ambassador visits campus

Maya Hunter, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2019


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James Knapper, a NASA solar system ambassador, gave a presentation on current and planned expeditions to Mars and the impacts of extended space travel on astronauts manning such missions. The event, titled “Biological Effects on the Human Body During Spaceflight,” was part of the Department of...

Eastern students travel to Champaign grocery stores

Eastern students travel to Champaign grocery stores

Blake Faith, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2019


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Once-a-month trip gives students a chance to shop for international food

CAA approves bylaw revisions

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 17, 2019


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved bylaw revisions and heard a presentation from Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell during its Thursday meeting. CAA bylaw article three, A, two currently says, “Eight members (with voting privileges), one from each academic college (Arts & Humanities, Education and Pro...

Illinois $15: Minimum wage law comes to Charleston

Trevin Milner, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2019


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The Illinois House passed a bill 69-47 Thursday evening, increasing the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour by 2025. While the topic of a minimum wage increase has caused controversy state-wide, economics professor James Bruehler said it does benefit some people. Bruehler said the pe...

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