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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

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...

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 Senator Jasmine Yusef, a junior English and philosophy major, explains her Committee report at the Wednesday night Student Government meeting. Yusef highlighted Star reports during her report and encouraged fellow senators to nominate one another for it.

Student Government approves committee member, tables three emergency bills

Theo Edwards, Opinions Editor October 27, 2021

Senator Jasmine Yusef was approved to join the Textbook Rental Advisory Committee in this week’s Student Government meeting in an updated consent agenda. Senator Yusef said Student Body President...

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...

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

Student Senate set to meet Wednesday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 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...

Student Body President, Jacqueline Williams gives her Executive Report during the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Student Senate does not meet quorum, holds unofficial meeting

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 29, 2021

The Student Senate was unable to conduct an official meeting Wednesday due to only ten senators being present for the meeting. The Senate can have a minimum of 18 senators and a maximum of 30 serving...

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...

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...

Student Government candidates share platforms

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 21, 2020

Presidential Candidates Justin Richards, a senior digital media technology “My goals, both personally and if I were elected to the position of Student Body President, would to be to ensure that every...

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