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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 Constance Young, a senior political science major, gives a presentation to appoint funds for the date/rape drug kits during the Student Senate meeting Wednesday in the Stevenson Hall lobby.

Student Senate approves 500 date rape drug kits, 100 coasters

Katja Benz, Campus Reporter March 9, 2022

The Student Senate approved a senate bill for releasing funds for date rape drug testing kits and coasters with 19 yeses and one abstain on Wednesday night at the second Senate-On-the-Go meeting in Stevenson...

The Student Government executive board and speaker of the senate listen to Don Holly, a professor of anthropology, explain his idea to change Easterns grading point system to a +/- grading point system at Wednesdays meeting.

Student Senate recognizes Miss Black EIU contestants

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 3, 2022

The Student Senate approved the Senate Resolution 21-22-01 by a vote of 19-0 to recognize the five Miss Black EIU contestants, which includes one of their own senators, at Wednesday’s meeting. The...

Haylee Brickey, a senior public relations major and chair of the University Board, presents to Student Senate explaining what the University Board plans to use the requested $34K for on Wednesday.

Student Senate approves allocation of $34K for the University Board

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 16, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously approved the University Board’s request on Wednesday for an additional $34,000 from the apportionment board revenue reserve account for the board’s budget. The Senate...

Julian Barbieri, a senior interpersonal communications major, celebrates for the approval of reviving the EIU Chess RSO after five years, at Wednesdays Student Government meeting

Student Senate approves revival of Eastern’s Chess Club Wednesday

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 9, 2022

The Student Senate unanimously voted to revive Eastern’s Chess Club Wednesday night at 7th Street Underground. The Chess Club has been inactive for the last five years, and senior interpersonal communication...

Leaving a legacy: Life as Easterns first Black female student body president

Leaving a legacy: Life as Eastern’s first Black female student body president

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 2, 2022

Eastern’s first Black female student body president, Jacqueline Williams, represents students of color, diversity on campus and change for the history of Eastern’s Student Senate. For Williams,...

Student Senate Speaker Jasmine Yusef, a junior English major, places her name plate in the spot of the Speaker after being elected Speaker at Wednesdays Student Government meeting.

Student Senate appoints new speaker of the senate

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 26, 2022

Eastern’s Student Senate appointed Senator Jasmine Yusef as the spring 2022 speaker of the senate Wednesday night at the 7th Street Underground in the Union. At Wednesday’s Student Senate meeting,...

Student Senate President Jacqueline Williams, a senior kinesiology major, welcomes senators back for the first meeting of the year on Jan. 19. The Senate did not meet the quorum of 15, so they could not hold any official business.

Student Senate to host Student Government Week, share goals for the semester

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 19, 2022

The Student Senate met Wednesday night and were unable to meet quorum. In order to meet quorum, the senate needs at least 15 senators to meet quorum and only had 14 senators present. If the senate can’t...

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

Theo 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

Theo 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

Theo 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...

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