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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Three different commencement speakers gave speeches during the graduation ceremony for the Eastern Illinois University Class of 2022 Saturday afternoon in Lantz Arena. Representing the Lumpkin College of Business and Technology Marie Koch delivered her speech during the first ceremony. Representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Jerimiah Boyd-Johnson presented his speech at the second ceremony. Representing the College of Education, MaryAnn Catt and Esperanza Murillo gave their speeches during the last ceremony.

Looking back at the 2021-2022 academic year

News Staff May 7, 2022

  As the semester ends and spring commencement is over, here is a look back at the 2021-2022 academic year: August The fall semester kicked off with move-in, First Night and Quakin' in the...

Executive Vice President of Student Government Payton Ade, a sophomore interpersonal communications major, explains the revisons off bylaw changes to article two at the Dec. 1, 2021 meeting. The revisions for this article pertain to committees and the responsibilities and duties of them. The revision of all the bylaws was tabled for next week.

Student Government opens elections for 2022-23 academic year

Staff Report April 18, 2022

The Student Government elections for the 2022-2023 academic year are open for voting until midnight on Friday. On Monday, the Student Government elections opened for students to vote for next year’s...

From left, Eastern University Board President Haylee Brickey, a senior public relations major, and Holly Olson, a senior management major, present the University Board budget for 2022-2023 Wednesday night during the Student Senate meeting at 7th Street Underground.

Senate recommends student account holds to be removed by admin

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 6, 2022

The Student Senate voted 17-0 passing a resolution where they recommend that university administration remove holds on student accounts for underclassmen students. Senator Lesly Mendoza, one of the...

Mark Hudson, Eastern’s executive director of university housing and dining services, points to the misprint and explains the error at the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night at 7th Street Underground. The rate for housing and dining is increasing three percent.

Student Senate approve room, board increase

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 31, 2022

The Student Senate approved the three percent increase to the room and board fees for the 2022-23 academic year with a vote of 15-1-2. The senate’s vote is only a recommendation to Eastern’s administration,...

Mark Hudson, Eastern Illinois University’s executive director of university housing and dining services speaks at the Student Government meeting Wednesday night. Hudson talked about the Bond Revenue Committee and how it impacts students living on campus for the 2022-2023 school year.

Student Senate discusses potential room and board fee increase

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter March 24, 2022

Students living on campus may experience a three percent increase to their room and board fees, which was presented during the Student Senate meeting on Wednesday by Housing and Dining. Room and board...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a junior English major, places her name plate in the spot of the Speaker after being elected Speaker at Wednesdays Student Government meeting.

Student Senate appoints new speaker of the senate

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 26, 2022

Eastern’s Student Senate appointed Senator Jasmine Yusef as the spring 2022 speaker of the senate Wednesday night at the 7th Street Underground in the Union. At Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting,...

Student Senate President Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major, welcomes senators back for the first meeting of the year on Jan. 19. The Senate did not meet the quorum of 15, so they could not hold any official business.

Student Senate to host Student Government Week, share goals for the semester

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 19, 2022

The Student Senate met Wednesday night and were unable to meet quorum. In order to meet quorum, the senate needs at least 15 senators to meet quorum and only had 14 senators present. If the senate can’t...

THROUGH THE LENS: The News year in photos

THROUGH THE LENS: The News’ year in photos

The News December 31, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, the staff of The Daily Eastern News invites you to look back at the year through our lens. January February March April May June July August September   October November December   Happy...

Student Senator Jasmine Yusef, a junior English major, awarded Speaker Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major a plaque thanking her for her dedication to the Student Senate over the past semester Wednesday night. The plaque reads “Presented to: Katelynn Alexander Speaker or the Student Senate. Thank you for your tireless dedicatio of time, commitment and support to the Student Body of Eastern Illinois University Fall 2021.”

Student Senate votes on bylaw revisions

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor December 9, 2021

Student Senate voted on revisions made to the Student Senate Bylaws during its meeting Wednesday night. 24 of the 27 bylaw revisions passed, while three failed. The bylaw revisions were voted on using...

Student Senator Blanca Vilella, a junior economics and political science major, explains her student affairs committee report at Wednesday night’s Student Government meeting. Student Government elected members Brianna Hull-Dennis and Krishna Raju to the Senate.

Student Senate appoints senator, plans off-campus housing platform

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor November 3, 2021

The appointment of Brianna Hull-Dennis to Student Senate was removed from the consent agenda due to her not being able to attend the meeting.  Krishna Raju was appointed to the Student Senate and was...

Student Government President Jaqcueline Williams, a senior kinesiology, explains her Executive Report at the Oct. 27 Student Government meeting. Williams has organized a freshman class council to work with student government to make their voices heard.

Student Senate to appoint two new senators

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor November 2, 2021

Following the tabling of three emergency bills at last week’s Student Government meeting, this Student Government meeting will bring those bills back to see to them. They were about the approval of three...

Intrem Speaker Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major was elected into the intrem speaker position at the Oct. 20 Student Government meeting. Unlike the past two meetings, this meeting was the first to meet quorum since Sept. 26. This will be Alexander’s second semester serving in the Student Senate.

Student Senate to vote on 3 new RSOs

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor October 26, 2021

After meeting quorum last week, the first to meet quorum since Sept. 26, Student Government has three new emergency bills on the agenda to approve for registered student organizations.  The first emergency...

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