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Alumna talks advocating for women amid #MeToo era

Alumna talks advocating for women amid #MeToo era

Hannah Sieg, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019


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Eastern kicked off Women’s History and Awareness Month (WHAM) with “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action” with keynote speaker Julie Proscia at the Doudna Lecture Hall Tuesday night. “The ‘Me Too’ movement means taking steps to become an advocate for ourselves,” Juli...

Faculty Senate talks proposal for ‘think tank’

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 6, 2019


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Discussion regarding the proposal of a university think tank continued at the Faculty Senate meeting Tuesday. The idea of a think tank originated from a recommendation proposed by the Workgroup No. 8 and 9 Review Committee last year. The committee proposed the idea of creating a permanent group or ...

Students decorate, take home cacti

Students decorate, take home cacti

Shamaine Ware, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019


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The University Board-organized event “Hug a Cactus” invited eager students to pick a cactus or succulent and some markers and draw designs for the pots Tuesday afternoon in the Bridge Lounge of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Sienna Mark, a junior majoring in business management, said s...

City Council honors cops who saved person’s life

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 6, 2019


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The Charleston City Council honored police officers from the Charleston Police Department and the University Police Department and approved all action items on Tuesday. The officers were honored for their life-saving actions on Feb. 16. They were called to the Charleston Walmart after man was found ...

Club spreads awareness, gives back to Haiti

BreAnna Celestin, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2019


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The Haiti Connections Club, founded in 1989, has taken Eastern students to Haiti to help people twice every year. The organization, supported by the Newman Catholic Center, has 10 to 12 students in it as of now. The purpose of the club is to help spread awareness and give back to the community. T...

Shooting victim was 26-year-old male flown to Urbana hospital

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 4, 2019


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A 26-year-old man was shot in the abdomen early Sunday morning near 7th Street and Buchanan Avenue. The victim was transported to Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center and then flown to Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, Illinois. During the initial investigation into the incident officers were made aware of an argu...

Glassman talks capital development needs request, Springfield

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2019


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Eastern requested $145 million in capital development needs and emergency capital needs from Springfield on Feb. 28. Eastern President David Glassman said he and Paul McCann, the interim vice president of business affairs, were asked to testify in Springfield and discuss the university's capital dev...

Alumna to present on #MeToo movement to open Women’s History Month

Hannah Shillo, Entertainment Reporter

March 4, 2019


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Eastern is kicking off Women’s History and Awareness Month (WHAM) with “The #MeToo Movement: Transition From Outrage to Action” with keynote speaker and Eastern alumna Julie Proscia on Tuesday at 6 p.m. in the Doudna Lecture Hall. English professor Marjorie Worthington said Proscia is part of an Illinois Senat...

City Council to vote on SBLHC plan proposal

Staff Report

March 4, 2019


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The Charleston City Council will vote on six action items during the March 5 meeting that begins at 6:30 p.m. The council will vote on approving a conceptual plan proposal for the Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center HOPD Surgery Center Building. Three easements will also be voted on for homes on Terrace La...

Students set to protest BLM flag decision

Staff Report

March 4, 2019


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Students will protest the administration’s decision to not raise the Black Lives Matter Flag during African-American Heritage Month from noon to 3 p.m. starting Monday outside of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The protests will be all week long, according to a Facebook page called “B...

Person shot on 7th Street Sunday

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

March 4, 2019


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An individual was shot three to four times in the 1400 block of Seventh Street around 2 a.m. Sunday morning. The victim was airlifted after the incident to an unknown location, according to information heard over the police scanner. A description given over the scanner described the suspect as a 5-foo...

Educator’s Job Fair set for Monday

Valentina Vargas, Multicultural Reporter

March 3, 2019


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Career Services partnered with the University of Illinois to welcome all class level students from Colleges of Education to attend the Educator’s Job Fair from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Ballrooms. Diane Smith, the marketing specialist and career...

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