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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 appoints parliamentarian, re-votes for student speaker

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

The Student Senate appointed a senator as parliamentarian for the Senate and re-took last week’s speaker election votes at its meeting Wednesday night. Zac Cohen, the executive vice president and the interim speaker of the senate, said since the senate did not do a roll call vote last week, which viola...

Candidate for student speaker of the Senate not elected at meeting

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

The only candidate for student speaker of the Senate was not elected by the Student Senate at its meeting Wednesday night. Student Senator Noor Ul Haash Khamisani lost 14-2 with two abstentions and was the only candidate because she served on the Senate for one semester, and according to the Senate b...

Candidate for Student Speaker of the Senate discusses goals

Noor Khamisani is an Eastern student body senator who is running uncontested for Student Speaker of the Senate. If voted in, she says she wants to be a bridge between the Student Senate and student body.

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Eastern’s student body government heard a presentation from student senator Noor Ul Haash Khamisani, who is running uncontested for the position of the Speaker of the Senate. Khamisani gave a presentation introducing herself to her fellow senators and discussing her goals for the future if she is...

Student Senate elects new speaker

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

April 20, 2017

  The Student Senate swore in new senate members, elected a new speaker and tabled bylaw changes at its final Wednesday night meeting of the semester. 18 members of the senate voted for senate member Will Outzen to become speaker for the Fall 2017 semester. Danny Estrada, current chair of...

Student senate selects new speaker

Felicia Wagner adjourns her first meeting as speaker of the student senate. Wagner was elected in an almost unanimous decision during Wednesday nights student senate meeting.

Loren Dickson, Entertainment Reporter

February 2, 2017

The student senate almost unanimously voted to make Senator Felicia Wagner the new speaker of the senate at their meeting Wednesday. Wagner ran against Senator JaLisa Smith. Maralea Negron, the executive vice president of the student senate, told her fellow peers in the senate to focus on the candidates...

Student Senate welcomes new senators and nominates speakers

Felicia Wagner, junior marketing major, champaigns in front of the student senate Wednesday evening in Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. Union. Wagner was ‘Senator of the Semester’ in the fall semester as well as a member of the Bond Revenue Committee. The senate will vote on the position during next Wednesday’s meeting.

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 26, 2017

The Student Senate swore in 14 new senators and heard a speech from each candidate running for Speaker of the Senate at their meeting Wednesday. Student Senators JaLisa Smith and Felicia Wagner were both nominated for the position. “Three things I want to work on for Student Government are the...

Student Senate to talk about elections

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 30, 2016

  The Student Senate will discuss the upcoming election of a new Speaker of the Senate at their meeting 7 p.m. today in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Luke Young, student vice president of academic affairs, said JaLisa Smith, currently the chair of...

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