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Nidhi Patel, the president of student body listens as Karolina Guzek, speaker of the student senate begins the student government meeting in Martin Luther King Jr. Union wednesday evening.

Stars, students, success at Student Government 

Alexis Moore-Jones, Feature Reporter November 10, 2023

To increase student turnout, student government held a meet and greet for students to meet the 2023-2024 Executive Officers and Senators.  “Please join us for our general body meeting on November...

Speaker of the Senate Karolina Guzek, a junior political science major, adjourns the first meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at the Arcola/Tuscola Room Wednesday night. Guzek said she is happy to see the recruitment efforts paid off seeing around 14 senators at the meeting, and having five more ready for interviews later this week.

Gatrell presents Plan 2028 to student government 

Gunnar Olson, Reporter October 26, 2023

Speaker of the senate Karolina Guzek led Eastern's student government through its starting normal procedures, before handing the floor over to Eastern's President Jay Gatrell Wednesday night at 7th...

Nidhi Patel, the president of student body listens as Karolina Guzek, speaker of the student senate begins the student government meeting in Martin Luther King Jr. Union wednesday evening.

Student Senate voices support for political science class credit hour increase

T.J. Seputis, Reporter October 23, 2023

Student senators unanimously voted in support of a new resolution to increase the number of credit hours for a political science class, at the weekly student government meeting on Wednesday. Senate...

Nidhi Patel serves as the president of student body during the 2023-2024 academic year.

Nidhi Patel: role as Student Body President

Jacob Adcock, Reporter October 19, 2023

Nidhi Patel is a senior majoring in finance with a minor in marketing. She acts as Eastern's Student Body President and will hold this title for the 2023-2024 school year.   Patel grew up and went...

Student Government meets in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Wednesday evening at Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student senate approves 11 bills

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 19, 2023

During the last student senate meeting of the semester, the senate approved 11 bills, including fee and budget boards.   These bills were presented at the last meeting, on April 12, and the meeting...

Student Government meets in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Wednesday evening at Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student government reaches quorum for the second time

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 14, 2023

Student Government watched three budget presentations at Wednesday’s meeting while also meeting quorum with 12 senators out of the 11 needed to meet quorum present.   These presentations came...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a senior English major, announces the committees senators are on during the Senates first meeting on Sept. 7 in the Arcola Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student senate meets quorum for the first time all semester

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 7, 2023

The student senate met quorum for the first time this semester, with all fifteen senators present.   Allie Painter, a junior middle level education major, Ameenah Morris, a sophomore philosophy...

Student senate misses quorum for the fifth time in a row

Student senate misses quorum for the fifth time in a row

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter February 23, 2023

The student senate has not met quorum all semester, with five meetings under their belts.   There were 11 of the 15 senators present at the meeting. In order to meet quorum, there are fifteen senators...

Caleb Kowalewski, a junior history education major, gives his committee report during the Student.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for all meetings of the semester

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter February 2, 2023

With 11 of the 15 senators needed to meet quorum, the student senate failed to meet quorum for the second week in a row.    Because of quorum being unmet, senator James Haddon, a freshman digital...

Cracks on the sidewalks around campus which are dangerous to wheelchair users.

Eastern to hold accessibility forum Thursday in Union

Staff Report December 7, 2022

Student Government is holding an accessibility forum to address current and future work being done to improve accessibility on campus on Thursday at 2 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the the Martin...

Senator Karolinea Guzek, a freshman political science major, reads through the Business Affairs committee handout to see the presentation information at the Student Government meeting at Taylor Hall on Wednesday. Senate on the Go is where Student Senate hosts their meetings in areas like residential halls to encourage student involvement with the Senate.

Student Senate elects Guzek as new speaker

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter December 2, 2022

Karolina Guzek, a sophomore political science major, became the Speaker of the Student Senate on Wednesday in the 7th Street Underground loft. Previous speaker Jasmine Yusef’s term came to an end that...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a senior English major, announces the committees senators are on during the Senates first meeting on Sept. 7 in the Arcola Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student Senate reaches quorum, approves Prestigious Pantherettes

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter November 17, 2022

After three consecutive meetings, Student Senate has reached quorum for only the sixth time of 11 scheduled meetings. The senate had 15 senators present, which includes the two new senators they swore...

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