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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

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The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Student senate Madison Veatch (left) and VP August Biernbaum (right) Student Government Association general meeting, Martin Luther King Jr union, tuscola room Wed Feb 7, 2024 Eastern Illinois University, Charleston Ill. © Camron Hardy

Huck’s, sports complex coming to town

Veronica Gipson, Student Government Reporter February 9, 2024

Mayor Brandon Combs spoke about plans for upcoming developments in Charleston during the student government meeting Wednesday.  Combs said this year has been the biggest year for construction during...

Student Government Crest

Student Senate approves 2 RSOs

Veronica Gipson and Rob Le Cates January 25, 2024

The Student Senate approved two new RSOs during their meeting Wednesday night: a cappella ensemble and a chapter of the American Society for Engineering Education.  Blue Fusion, the ensemble, will...

Speaker of the Senate Karolina Guzek, a junior political science major, adjourns the first meeting in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at the Arcola/Tuscola Room Wednesday night. Guzek said she is happy to see the recruitment efforts paid off seeing around 14 senators at the meeting, and having five more ready for interviews later this week.

Student Senate announces unofficial election results

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief September 6, 2023

Unofficial election results are in for the 2023-2024 Student Government executive board.  Three of the four positions ran unopposed with four other candidates dropping out of the running, according...

Student Government Crest

Lack of interest postpones Student Government elections

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief August 28, 2023

Student Senate elections have typically been held during the spring semester, but due to a lack of interest and several executive positions running unopposed, elections will now take place this semester...

Student Government meets in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Wednesday evening at Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student senate approves 11 bills

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 19, 2023

During the last student senate meeting of the semester, the senate approved 11 bills, including fee and budget boards.   These bills were presented at the last meeting, on April 12, and the meeting...

Student Government meets in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on Wednesday evening at Eastern Illinois Universitys campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student government reaches quorum for the second time

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 14, 2023

Student Government watched three budget presentations at Wednesday’s meeting while also meeting quorum with 12 senators out of the 11 needed to meet quorum present.   These presentations came...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a senior English major, announces the committees senators are on during the Senates first meeting on Sept. 7 in the Arcola Room at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union on the Eastern Illinois University campus in Charleston, Ill.

Student senate meets quorum for the first time all semester

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter April 7, 2023

The student senate met quorum for the first time this semester, with all fifteen senators present.   Allie Painter, a junior middle level education major, Ameenah Morris, a sophomore philosophy...

Student government fails to meet quorum again

Student government fails to meet quorum again

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 9, 2023

Student Government failed to reach quorum for the sixth time in a row.   Mark Hudson, Eastern’s director of Housing and Dining, gave a presentation during the student senate meeting Wednesday.   Hudson,...

Katja Benz is a senior English major and can be reached at 581-2912 or kkbenz@eiu.edu.

COLUMN: Vote in Student Government, let your voice be heard

Katja Benz, Columnist March 9, 2023

I was at the student senate meeting Wednesday night. There were nine senators to vote on things like registered student organization approval, budget recommendations from offices like housing and university...

Student Senator Connor Mellott, a freshman public relations major, asks Mark Hudson, Easterns director of housing and dining services, about a misprint in the handout from last meeting about total cost calculations during the Student Senate meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for the 6th time

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 2, 2023

The student senate has hosted their sixth unofficial meeting of the semester, which means the entire semester's worth of meetings has been unofficial due to the senate being unable to recruit senators...

Caleb Kowalewski, a junior history education major, gives his committee report during the Student.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for all meetings of the semester

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter February 2, 2023

With 11 of the 15 senators needed to meet quorum, the student senate failed to meet quorum for the second week in a row.    Because of quorum being unmet, senator James Haddon, a freshman digital...

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