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CAA rejects OMA changes

Corryn Brock, Elizabeth Taylor

March 6, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs unanimously rejected changes to its proposal regarding The Open Meetings Act during its meeting Thursday. The proposed revision would have changed the language in the bylaws from “all meetings shall adhere to the provisions of the Illinois Open Meetings Act,” to ...

Student employees reflect on appreciation day

Bryce Smith, Contributing Writer

March 6, 2020

Eastern employees shared their experiences on working on campus, explained what they liked about their jobs and their relationships with their bosses and talked about how they have felt appreciated for National Employee Appreciation Day. The holiday, celebrated on March 5, is a day when employers s...

Theatre production to shed light on workforce abuse

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Audience members can follow four women with “glowing” personalities as they shed light onto the darkest corners of labor abuse in the U.S. in the play “These Shining Lives” on Thursday, Friday and this upcoming weekend at The Theatre at the Dounda Fine Arts Center. The play is a docudrama based on true events...

Students perform in ‘Art Speaks’ series

Samad Fawole, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

A show at the Tarble Arts Center featured four students and three types of performance Wednesday night. The first performance consisted of two groups of two individuals moving and placing an object in different corners of the room, which Brendan Fernades, an internationally recognized Canadian contemporar...

Keynote begins WHAM at Eastern

Haylee Brickey, Contributing Writer

March 5, 2020

The Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program kicked off Women’s History and Awareness Month Wednesday night with a keynote presentation from Lynne Curry, a retired Eastern history professor. Curry spoke about the 19th Amendment, ratified 100 years ago. Curry discussed women’s rights bef...

Senate denounces white power propaganda

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

March 5, 2020

Student Senate voted unanimously in favor of approving the joint resolution condemning the propagation of white supremacy disinformation Wednesday evening. Seth Yeakel, speaker of Student Senate and senior mathematics major, said that he is hoping this resolution gives a unifying voice for the university.  ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 4, 2020

Today is March 4, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. City Council approves marijuana tax The Charleston City Council approved a tax on all marijuana sales in Coles County at its meeting Tuesday night. The tax is not to exceed three percent and comes even tho...

Students discuss staying happy around midterms

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Despite midterms quickly approaching, students around campus are finding ways to make themselves and those around them happy. Students are juggling intense classes, work and athletics while also trying to find some much-needed alone time and time to spend with friends. While psychology does not c...

Senate to discuss safety resolution

Jelan Buchanan, Reporter

March 3, 2020

Student Senate will be discussing a resolution over student safety at its Wednesday meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 7 p.m. The Staff, Student and Faculty Senates together sent in a letter to the editor over the white supremacy posters, which ran in...

City Council implements tax on marijuana sales

Councilman Jeff Lahr and Mayor Bradon Combs wait for the Tuesday meeting to begin. All agenda items were approved during the meeting.

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 3, 2020

The Charleston City Council approved an ordinance implementing a maximum three percent tax on all retail sales of cannabis. The tax will be imposed on all people engaged in the sale of cannabis unless said cannabis is purchased under the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Program. Currently the ...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 3, 2020

Today is March 3, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Eastern alumnae in China talk coronavirus experience Two Eastern alumnae living in China detail their experiences living in China during the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Full story: https://...

EIU attorney assists with legal issues

Rosy Rivera, Contributing Writer

March 2, 2020

From traffic tickets to criminal felonies, Eastern’s legal service attorney is available to assist students with their legal issues. Kirsten Bays, an Eastern alumna, received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Eastern, earned her juris doctorate from Washington University in St. Louis and...

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