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Political groups look toward election

Jordan Boyer, Contributing Writer

October 23, 2016


Filed under News

Leaders of political groups on campus are looking toward to the upcoming presidential election. Student Body President, Catie Witt, said that she sees students are getting involved in the election. “I used to not think students were involved enough in the election, but this presidential election...

Editorial: Remember the historic first debate

Staff Editorial

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinions

Two nights ago, over 81.4 million Americans tuned in to the most-viewed presidential debate in American history. Newsday even suggests that, with added public viewings and streaming figures, the total viewership of Monday’s debate might have been over 100 million. This figure surpassed the prev...

Teach-In to inform students on voting issues

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

September 11, 2016


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The Office of Civic Engagement and Volunteerism, Student Government and the History Department are co-sponsoring a Teach-In on current political issues to educate students on the upcoming election. History professor Debra Reid said she hopes the Teach-In will generate questions and discussion from...

Democratic headquarters open, both parties plan for student participation

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

September 9, 2016


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As November elections loom just around the corner, the Coles County Democrats and Republicans plan to focus their attention on registering students to vote and encouraging them to get involved. John Clough, the chairman for the Coles County Republicans, and Paul Wieck, the chairman for the Coles County...

Letter to the Editor: Good fences make good neighbors

September 1, 2016


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinions

Said Nigel Farage recently: “I would not vote for Hillary Clinton if she paid me to.” On June 23, 2016, the voters of Great Britain declared independence from the European Union. Rule Britannia! Nigel Farage helped voters to understand the issues. The Brits no longer wished to be under—yes,...

Faculty Senate to close part of meeting, vote on resolution

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 16, 2015


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The Faculty Senate will invoke the Open Meetings Act to close part of the meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday in Booth Library. The first hour of the meeting will be open like any other Faculty Senate meeting, and the second hour will be a closed executive session with only the senate members. Jemmie Robertson,...

Faculty votes no confidence for Blair Lord

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 11, 2015


Filed under News

Results of a weeklong vote that ended Monday indicated that faculty voted no confidence in the performance of Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs. Out of the 349 people who voted, 67.6 percent voted no confidence, and 261 eligible voters did not participate. The Faculty Senat...

Confidence/no confidence vote ends

Staff Report

November 9, 2015


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Participation in the vote of confidence or no confidence in Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs, ended at 5 p.m. Monday. Those who voted were able to choose between two options, one being “I do not have confidence in the performance of Dr. Blair Lord as provost and vice president...

Faculty Forum discusses shared governance, changes

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015


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Faculty members flocked to the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union to attend a faculty forum Wednesday afternoon and discussed the issue of shared governance between faculty, staff members and the administration. Todd Bruns, current chairman on faculty forum, facilitated the meeting and suggested...

Student Senate Passes Emergency Legislation, Preps for Elections

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2015


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The Student Senate passed emergency proposals and discussed the upcoming senator and speaker elections Wednesday evening in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Two proposals were brought up as emergency legislation and the first proposal called for support for the outreach program. The ...

Edgar Speaker Series talks politics

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 22, 2015


Filed under News

One of David Yepsen’s favorite stories from his days covering presidential campaigns was when then-presidential candidate Jimmy Carter had a press conference and Yepsen was the only reporter to show up. Yepsen, the director of the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and former political write...

Illinois politics to be discussed in the Union

Lauren Barry, Staff Reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under News

Problems with the Illinois government will be the topic of a discussion during the “Illinois Politics and Government: Options for Reform” at 4 p.m. Tuesday. Richard Wandling, the chair of the political science department, is leading the discussion at the Loft of the Martin Luther King, Jr. University...

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