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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.

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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...

Student Senates Vice President of Student Affairs Brianna Hull-Dennis, a senior political science major, adds comment to a committee meetings report talking about a current student-involved event at the Student Senate meeting in the Arcola Room in the MLK Union, Wednesday evening, Nov. 2.

Student Senate does not reach quorum for fifth time, half of meetings

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter November 10, 2022

Student Senate is now at 50/50 with the amount of meetings this semester that have not reached quorum versus ones that have. Only 14 senators were present of the needed 15 to meet quorum and hold an...

Caleb Kowalewski, a junior history education major, gives his committee report during the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night in the Arcola Room in the MLK Union.

Student Senate fails to reach quorum for fourth time this fall

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter November 2, 2022

There were 13 out of 15 senators present for the student senate’s meeting Wednesday making this the second meeting to fail to meet quorum in a row and the fourth of nine meetings this semester. The...

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 after 3 weeks

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 20, 2022

The student senate met quorum after two meetings spanning over three weeks without an official meeting. During the meeting, Student Senator Allie Painter was appointed to the 2022-2023 Interpersonal...

Senate, LASO, BSU hosts bowling night in the Union

Senate, LASO, BSU hosts bowling night in the Union

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter October 6, 2022

The Student Senate, in conjunction with the Latin American Student Organization, LASO, and Black Student Union, BSU, to show more about these organizations through a bowling event on Wednesday night in...

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 holds first unofficial meeting with unmet quorum

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter September 29, 2022

The Student Senate did not meet quorum at their meeting on Wednesday, meaning that this was the first unofficial meeting of the school year. At the meeting, there were 13 total senators. In order to...

Brianna Hull-Dennis, a senior political science major, introduces herself to new senators at Student Governments orientation Wednesday night in the Arcola Room in the Union.

Senate fills empty vice president seats

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter September 22, 2022

Nidhi Patel and Brianna Hull-Dennis, a junior finance major and senior political science major respectively, were sworn in as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice President of Student Affairs...

Student Senate approves RSOs for pickleball, beekeeping, Nigerian students

Student Senate approves RSOs for pickleball, beekeeping, Nigerian students

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter September 15, 2022

The Student Senate approved three new Registered Student Organizations, RSOs, aimed to help students make a change environmentally, Nigerian students to have a community on campus and a pickleball club...

Student Body President Lucy Ade, a senior interpersonal communications major, introduces herself during Student Senates orientation Wednesday night at the Arcola Room in the Union.

First Student Senate meeting features Q&A

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter August 31, 2022

Student Senate started the semester off with a question-and-answer session with Eastern students on Wednesday night at their new meeting space in the Arcola-Tuscola Room. Lucy Ade, a junior interpersonal...

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...

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