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DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

Today is March 2, 2020. Here are five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Sanford crowned Miss Black EIU Junior biology major Mikayla Sanford was crowned Miss Black EIU Saturday night. The pageant was hosted for the 49th year in a row on Eastern's campus. Full story: https://www.dailyeasternnews.com/2020/03/01/sanford-crowned-miss-black-eiu/ 2. $21,000 raised for Special Olympics EIU's Glow Plunge raised $21,000 for the Special Olympics of Illi...

Eastern has midterms resources, help available

Kylie Ferriman, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2020

Eastern is offering solutions to get through midterm exams, which some say is the most challenging period in a student’s college career. As students enter midterm week, the question of how to start studying for midterms may arise, and one way students can prepare is by starting with a plan, accord...

Eastern community takes the polar plunge

Three women from the

Ryan Meyer, Reporter

March 1, 2020

Participants for the EIU Glow Plunge raised over $21,000 for Special Olympics Illinois by Sunday night, when Eastern students, faculty and community members went out to the pavilion by campus pond to plunge. As of Sunday night, the Special Olympics Illinois website said the EIU Glow Plunge raised $21,...

Sanford crowned Miss Black EIU

Latricia Booker, a junior majoring in pre-nursing and Miss Black EIU 2019, and Mikayla Sanford, a biological science major, celebrates together after Sanford’s crowing as Miss Black EIU 2020 in the Grand Ballroom in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Student Union on Saturday night. The two took several photos together as the previous and currently reigning queens.

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

March 1, 2020

Mikayla Sanford was crowned Miss Black EIU 2020 Saturday evening during the 49th annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant. Sanford, along with three other women, competed for the scholarship as well as the honor of becoming the next Miss Black EIU. This year there were four contestants: junior fami...

Community members from Eastern, Charleston petition against racist posters

Corryn Brock, News Editor

February 28, 2020

A petition was started by an Eastern student demanding the university to take more action regarding the recent white power propaganda found on campus. As of Thursday night, the petition had reached 1,300 online signatures. The petition was started by junior sociology major Siobhan Doherty Wednesday night following more propaganda being found at Eastern and th...

Panel talks prejudicial arrests

Kortney Lucius (left), a junior pre-med biology major, David Hagler (middle), a senior business management major, and Joshua Ware (right), a senior applied engineering technology major, present Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest Thursday at the Phipps Auditorium in the Physical Science building. The purpose of the Just Mercy theme in general is about the incarceration of Latino and black individuals ­— specifically, how it has been affecting them for too long.

Allison Little, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2020

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. educated attendees about wrongful arrests Thursday in the Phipps Auditorium during the Just Mercy: Discussion About Wrongful Arrest presentation. David Hagler, a brother of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and a senior business management major, said that the event was par...

Students to compete in Miss Black EIU pageant

Megan Thompson, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2020

The Black Student Union will sponsor the 49th Annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Since 1971, the pageant has been hosted during African-American Heritage Month and is one of the most popular cultural ...

CAA OKs 2 program revisions Thursday

Staff Report

February 28, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved two program revisions and one course revision at its meeting Thursday in Booth Library. Eastern’s Public Health: Community Health B.S. was revised so it now offers four electives instead of three. The revision was made to give students the benefit of more sk...

Polar Plunge to fundraise for Special Olympics

Jonas Castelhano Da Silva, Contributing Writer

February 28, 2020

Plungers will have the opportunity to support the Special Olympics by taking a leap into the frigid waters of the Campus Pond March 1 during the Glow Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge’s mission is to inspire students to get involved in order to raise money for the local athletes of Special Olympics in Il...

DEN Quick News: 5 things you need to know today

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2020

Today is Feb. 27, 2020. Here are the five things happening on campus you need to know today. 1. Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal Eastern's Student Senate heard a proposal at its meeting Wednesday that would raise the student textbook rental fee from $9.75 per credit hour to ...

Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

Jeffrey Stowell, chair of Textbook Rental task force, talks to the Student Senate Wednesday about 11 recommendations for why switching to digital textbooks would be beneficial.

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

The Textbook Rental Advisory Committee proposed 11 recommendations for going from physical textbooks to digital textbooks to the Student Senate, and if the transition is approved, students’ Textbook Rental fees will increase by nearly double. The student senators will review the proposal and provid...

Assistant dean educates students on Visas, Green Cards

Ryan Meyer, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

Andy Kabasele, assistant dean of international education, updated a group of international students on immigration over refreshments Wednesday at the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The topics covered ranged from changes in immigration policies to the Test of Engli...

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