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

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Student senate to revise constitution bylaws

Veronica Gipson, Student Government Reporter February 1, 2024

Student body president, Nidhi Patel, a senior finance major, appointed a Student Government Constitution Revision Committee during Wednesday’s meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room in the Martin Luther...

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Patel named new student body president

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief September 12, 2023

The Senate validated the projected executive positions Friday, no changes were made. The new Student Body President Nidhi Patel, a senior finance major, won uncontested with 325 votes, Executive Vice...

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...

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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 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 Body President Lucy Ade, a senior interpersonal communications major, introduces herself during Student Senates orientation Wednesday night at the Arcola Room in the Union.

Student senate fails to meet quorum again

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter March 23, 2023

The student senate has failed to meet quorum continuously all semester, with this being the seventh week in a row with quorum not being met. There were 10 senators at the meeting.   Despite this,...

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...

Student senate misses quorum for the fifth time in a row

Student senate misses quorum for the fifth time in a row

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter February 23, 2023

The student senate has not met quorum all semester, with five meetings under their belts.   There were 11 of the 15 senators present at the meeting. In order to meet quorum, there are fifteen senators...

Student Body President Lucy Ade, a senior interpersonal communications major, introduces herself during Student Senates orientation Wednesday night at the Arcola Room in the Union.

Student senate fails to meet quorum for third week in a row

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter February 9, 2023

The student senate did not meet quorum for the third week in a row, meaning that they have not met quorum all semester.   With the 12 of the 15 senators needed, the student senate could not approve...

The Student Senate discussed race issues at Eastern as well as Electronic Writing Portfolio submissions for students.

Student Senate discuss race survey, EWP submission

Katja Benz, Student Government Reporter January 26, 2023

Despite two new senators being sworn in, the Student Senate did not meet quorum during the first meeting of the semester, having 11 of the 15 senators needed to meet it.   Senators Angel Adaya,...

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 2, 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...

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