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Brinker talks future of Diversity Action Council

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 1, 2019


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Student life director Ceci Brinker said she would meet with student affairs president Alicia Matusiak to discuss action the student life office will take to establish the new Diversity Action Council during the weekend after Student Senate’s Feb. 27 meeting. The Diversity Action Council, after it has b...

Black Lives Matter: Math professors show support

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

February 22, 2019


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Six Black Lives Matter flags can be seen flying on the west side, third floor of Old Main. This is in support of African-American students and to express displeasure in the university’s decision to not fly the flag during African-American Heritage Month. Math professor Charles Delman was the member of the dep...

Remember: Black lives matter, start showing it

February 1, 2019


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There’s a lot happening this weekend that warrants attention, but there is one thing that should get more attention than the rest. No, it’s not the Super Bowl, regardless of its popularity or historical aspect, etc. etc. We’re talking about the start of African-American Heritage Month. Do we watch the ...

Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018


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The Student Senate voted to consider alternatives instead of raising the Black Lives Matter flag in the South Quad during African-American Heritage Month. The resolution also calls for the creation of a special committee to help come up with these alternatives and this committee is supposed to be est...

Letter to the editor: Fly the BLM flag

December 4, 2018


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On behalf of (the Black Student Union), we as an organization fully support the raising of the (Black Lives Matter) flag and what it represents. Due to the recent events that have taken place around the world, we feel it is important that our people have a voice in these challenging times. Controversi...

Student Senate to vote on BLM flag resolution

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018


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The Student Senate will approve one of four resolutions pertaining to the Black Lives Matter flag initiative 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Senate members will also elect a new speaker of the senate for the spring semester. The four diff...

Informational meeting to be held about BLM flag

November 27, 2018


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An informational meeting on putting a Black Lives Matter flag up on Eastern’s campus will be held on Wednesday at 5 p.m. and Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Effingham Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. A petition was started a month ago for those who support the hanging of the flag to...

Student starts petition to hang Black Lives Matter flag on campus

Brooke Schwartz, Eews Nditor

October 9, 2018


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Morgan Colvin, a junior political science and English double major, is asking classmates, staff and faculty to put their name behind a movement: the Black Lives Matter movement. Colvin has started a petition to get a Black Lives Matter flag hung on the flagpole between Andrews Hall and Lawson Hall fo...

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