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The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

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

The Daily Eastern News

Student Senator Natalie Mitlyng, a senior pre med major, explains her External Affairs Committee report at the Nov. 3 Student Government meeting. Mitlyng mentioned going to City Council meetings once a month to get connected.

Student Senate to vote on new RSOs, senator

Adam Tumino, Sports Editor November 9, 2021

The Eastern Student Senate will be out and about for its Wednesday night meeting, which will be held in the Thomas Hall lobby as a part of Senate-On-The-Go at 7 p.m. There is no new business on the...

Student Government President Jaqcueline Williams, a senior kinesiology, explains her Executive Report at the Oct. 27 Student Government meeting. Williams has organized a freshman class council to work with student government to make their voices heard.

Student Senate to appoint two new senators

Helena Edwards, Opinions Editor November 2, 2021

Following the tabling of three emergency bills at last week’s Student Government meeting, this Student Government meeting will bring those bills back to see to them. They were about the approval of three...

Student Senator Jasmine Yusef, a junior English and philosophy major, explains her Committee report at the Wednesday night Student Government meeting. Yusef highlighted Star reports during her report and encouraged fellow senators to nominate one another for it.

Student Government approves committee member, tables three emergency bills

Helena Edwards, Opinions Editor October 27, 2021

Senator Jasmine Yusef was approved to join the Textbook Rental Advisory Committee in this week’s Student Government meeting in an updated consent agenda. Senator Yusef said Student Body President...

Intrem Speaker Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major was elected into the intrem speaker position at the Oct. 20 Student Government meeting. Unlike the past two meetings, this meeting was the first to meet quorum since Sept. 26. This will be Alexander’s second semester serving in the Student Senate.

Student Senate to vote on 3 new RSOs

Helena Edwards, Opinions Editor October 26, 2021

After meeting quorum last week, the first to meet quorum since Sept. 26, Student Government has three new emergency bills on the agenda to approve for registered student organizations.  The first emergency...

Two empty seats, unfilled by student senators, preventing Student Government from reaching quorum to conduct official business at the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for second week in a row, cannot vote

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

For the second meeting in a row, Student Government was unable to officially hear Speaker of the Senate nominations or appoint multiple people to various committees on its meeting Wednesday night. If...

Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major and student senator, presents her powerpoint presentation during the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate hears Speaker of the Senate nominations, appoints senators to committees

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 6, 2021

The Student Senate heard nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. Senator Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science student, was nominated for Speaker of the Senate....

Tanya Willard, Coordinator for the Gender and Sexual Diversity Center, presents a slideshow on what pronouns are and how to use them during the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Student Senate discusses pronouns, gender diversity

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 23, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government welcomed a guest speaker to discuss pronouns and gender diversity to the student senators on Wednesday at 7th Street Underground. After calling the meeting to order and...

Executive Vice President of Student Government Payton Ade lists off rollcall for the senate on the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting.

Student Government to meet Wednesday

Ethan Schobernd , Campus Reporter September 22, 2021

Student government will be meeting Wednesday to discuss different issues of business and executive reports.   The board will call the meeting to order and take attendance as usual, followed by the...

Executive Vice President of Student Government Payton Ade lists off rollcall for the senate on the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting.

Student Government plans for new events for the year

Rob Le Cates, Assistant Photo Editor September 15, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government met Wednesday to discuss their plans and goals for the semester. The meeting started with an adviser report from Ceci Brinker, the director of student life, welcoming...

What is Student Government, who is in it

What is Student Government, who is in it

Luke Taylor, News Editor August 24, 2021

Each year, Eastern’s student body elects members of student government to represent them in a number of issues. These student representatives can fill a variety of roles in the legislative, executive,...

Student Government candidates share platforms

Corryn Brock, News Editor September 21, 2020

Presidential Candidates Justin Richards, a senior digital media technology “My goals, both personally and if I were elected to the position of Student Body President, would to be to ensure that every...

Yeakel elected new speaker for Student Senate

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 5, 2020

Student Senate voted 16-0 in favor of electing Seth Yeakel, a senior math and computer science major, to be the speaker of the senate during its Wednesday meeting. There were no other candidates for the...

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