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Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Alicia Matusiak, the Student Vice President of Student Affairs, swears in the new student deans at Wednesday night’s student senate meeting in the Arcola-Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 6, 2018

The Student Senate voted to consider alternatives instead of raising the Black Lives Matter flag in the South Quad during African-American Heritage Month. The resolution also calls for the creation of a special committee to help come up with these alternatives and this committee is supposed to be est...

Student Senate approves emergency bills

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

A timeline and several deadlines were created for the process and potential recommendations and suggestions regarding the placement of a Black Lives Matter flag underneath the American Flag in the South Quad during the Student Senate Meeting.  Two pieces of emergency legislation were also approved. Ali...

Student Senate hears presentation on Black Lives Matter flag

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Two students who started a petition to fly a Black Lives Matter Flag in the South Quad directly underneath the American flag during African-American Heritage Month presented the topic to the Student Senate Wednesday night. Morgan Colvin, a junior political science major, and Keshyra Bluminberg, a juni...

Student Senate offers recommendations for panther statue location, updated on BLM flag petition

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

The Student Senate heard an update regarding the Black Lives Matter flag petition and offered their recommendations on the possible relocation of the panther statue. When it comes to the petition, Alicia Matusiak, the student vice president of student affairs, said there is only so much the Student ...

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