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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

Lucy Ade poses for a photo to be on the cover of the Daily Eastern News DEN People of the Year edition

2022-23 Student Government election results

Staff Report April 27, 2022

Last week was the elections for the 2022-23 student body president, executive vice president and five student senator positions with no candidates for vice president of academic affairs and vice president...

Student Senator Brianna Hull-Dennis, a junior political science major, voices her opinion during a time of discussion pertaining to a senate bill for the Student Recreation Center funding during the final student senate meeting of the spring semester Wednesday night.

Student Senate approves $22K budget allocation

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 20, 2022

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with corrections. The Student Senate unanimously approved the $22,000 budget allocation for career services on Wednesday at the last senate meeting of 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...

Eastern Treasurer Paul McCann presents fee increases for multiple campus organizations and other programs for 2022-2023 during the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night at 7th Street Underground.

Student Senate gives approval for tuition fee increases

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 14, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously approved increasing tuition fees for both undergraduate and graduate students in the 2022-2023 school year on Wednesday night. The cost per credit hour for the 2022-2023...

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...

Student Government held a tabling event in the Bridge Lounge in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Monday to reach out to students. There were games provided and awards for those with the highest scores.

Student Senate play games with students, staff

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 4, 2022

Students and staff competed to win prizes through a tabling event put on by the Student Senate on Monday in the Bridge Lounge located in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Students and staff...

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...

Vice President of Student Affairs Terrence Trimuel, a senior accounting major,  listens to a question about his Executive Report from one of the senators during 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 meets for first Senate-on-the-Go meeting Wednesday

Adriana Hernandez-Santana, Campus Reporter February 23, 2022

The Student Senate’s first Senate-on-the-Go meeting for the 2022 spring semester happened in Taylor Hall Lobby on Wednesday night. The Senate’s Senate-on-the-Go meetings are intended to help the...

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...

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...

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