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Student Senate plans to pass out last drug test kits

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

Michael Perri, speaker for Student Senate, said Wednesday that because the senate was only able to pass out 6 of 100 date rape drug testing kits during this week’s tabling event because of low student turnout, it will pass the remaining kits during the “It’s on us” campaign in April. Last week...

Righter talks decision to not seek re-election, Illinois’ political climate

Logan Raschke, Editor-in-Chief

June 25, 2019

After being a part of the Illinois General Assembly for 22 years now, State Sen. Dale Righter said it is time for someone else to represent the 55th district. Righter made the announcement that he will not seek re-election on May 31. Following the end of his term in January of 2021, Righter said he...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

April 4, 2017

The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the process of filling some positions. “This gives us an opportunity to look at territory, be more...

State universities asked to ‘tighten belt’ to fill possible deficit

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor

March 8, 2017

Representatives from the nine public universities and three higher education agencies met with the Senate Committee on Higher Education Tuesday and were asked how they can “tighten their belts” in order to fill a proposed budget deficit. After Gov. Bruce Rauner introduced a budget proposal in...

Faculty Senate reducing members

Staff Report

March 6, 2017

  The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal from its Executive Committee that would reduce the number of positions on the senate at its meeting Tuesday. According to the proposal, the committee proposes reducing the positions from 15 to 12 over the next three election cycles. “All Senate...

Faculty Senate to hear proposal

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 19, 2015

The Faculty Senate will appoint a member to the registrar advisory group and hear a proposal from Faculty Senator Grant Sterling at their meeting 2 p.m. Tuesday in 4440 Booth Library. Sterling, a philosophy professor, sent a resolution proposing faculty senate give the strongest possible encouragement...

‘Pastries with the Prez’ planned by Student Senate

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 7, 2015

The Student Senate made plans for events while talking about policies and goals at its meeting Wednesday in the Arcola-Tuscola Room in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Student Body President Shirmeen Ahmad encouraged senators to come up with two goals they had already achieved, and told...

Glassman to speak during Faculty Senate

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 14, 2015

The Faculty Senate will vote on items from its last meeting and hear President David Glassman speak at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Booth Library conference room. Jemmie Robertson, the Faculty Senate chair, said members are voting on the previous meeting’s items because they did not have a quorum. These...

Student Senate offers voter registration

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 29, 2014

Student Senate members will be registering students to vote from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday in front of the food court in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.   The voter registration drive will be co-sponsored with other student organizations including the EIU College...

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