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

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

The Daily Eastern News

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 8, 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...

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 appoints new speaker

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 20, 2021

Student Senate met quorum with 17 senators present for Wednesday night’s meeting at 7th St. Underground, providing them with the opportunity to run official business. Thanks to the appointment of...

EDITORIAL: Student Senate: Do better

EDITORIAL: Student Senate: Do better

Editorial Board October 19, 2021

Eastern’s Student Senate has been hobbled this year as meeting after meeting, it fails to meet quorum. There are currently 16 senators in place, and 15 of them must be present to meet quorum and allow...

Two empty seats, unfilled by student senators, preventing Student Government from reaching quorum to conduct official business at the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate faces continued lack of business without quorum

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 19, 2021

Student government senators anticipate 22 committee appointments so long as they meet quorum on their meeting Wednesday at 7 p.m.  For the last two weeks, student government has been unable to meet...

Student Government President Jacqueline Williams gives her Executive Report for the Sept. 23 Student Government meeting.

Student Senate to hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2021

The Student Senate will hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in 7th Street Underground at the Martin Luther King Junior University...

Executive Vice President of Student Government Payton Ade lists off rollcall for the senate on the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting.

Student Government plans for new events for the year

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor September 15, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government met Wednesday to discuss their plans and goals for the semester. The meeting started with an adviser report from Ceci Brinker, the director of student life, welcoming...

Payton Ade, a sophomore history and political science major and the Student Body Executive Vice President, asks trivia questions about EIU history to students who come up to the Student Government informational table.

Student Gov. meeting set for Wednesday

Staff Report September 14, 2021

Eastern's Student Senate will meet for the first time in the 2021-22 academic year Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in Seventh Street Underground. The audience partcipation will occur before reports are given. The...

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