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Student Senate approves 2 percent tuition increase

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter April 16, 2020

The Student Senate passed a tuition increase, grant-in-aid increase and apportionment board allocation in the amount of $409,997 during Wednesday’s remote meeting. Paul McCann, Vice President for Business...

CEVO requests donations at Student Senate

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter March 12, 2020

The Civic Engagement and Volunteerism Office asked for the Student Senate executive board and senators to sign up and become site leaders, and it requested any amount of donation from the Student Senate...

Student Senate prepares for elections

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter March 9, 2020

The Student Senate is seeking candidates for the 2020 Student Government Election and has made election packets elaborating the time and dates of the election process. Election commissioner Ethan Osborne...

Senate denounces white power propaganda

Jelan Buchanan , Staff Reporter March 5, 2020

Student Senate voted unanimously in favor of approving the joint resolution condemning the propagation of white supremacy disinformation Wednesday evening. Seth Yeakel, speaker of Student Senate and...

Jeffrey Stowell, chair of Textbook Rental task force, talks to the Student Senate Wednesday about 11 recommendations for why switching to digital textbooks would be beneficial.

Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

If approved, students’ Textbook Rental fees would increase from $9.75 per credit hour to $18.43
Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 27, 2020

The Textbook Rental Advisory Committee proposed 11 recommendations for going from physical textbooks to digital textbooks to the Student Senate, and if the transition is approved, students’ Textbook...

Student Senate approves Study Abroad Club

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 20, 2020

Student Senate voted 16-1 in favor of approving the Study Abroad Club as a new Registered Student Organization Wednesday evening. Some senators expressed their concerns approving the RSO because of its...

Senate reminds students about voter registration

Hannah Shillo, Associate News Editor February 13, 2020

Student Senate gave updates on the voter registration events, mental health events and the Student Senate election at its meeting Wednesday night. The “EIU Votes” tabling event will be held Feb....

Yeakel elected new speaker for Student Senate

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter February 6, 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...

Student Senate inducts new senators

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter January 30, 2020

Student Senate started its Wednesday meeting by swearing in four new senators and making nominations for speaker of the senate. The four new senators that were sworn in were: Benjamin Drake, Paul...

Faculty Senate to hear reports from committees

Staff Report January 27, 2020

The Faculty Senate will meet Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The Senate will hear reports from the Executive Committee, Elections and Nominations Committee, Student Senate, Student...

Student Senate talks recruitment

Jelan Buchanan, Staff Reporter January 23, 2020

Student Senate had an informal meeting Wednesday because it currently does not have enough senators involved to make quorum. Currently the senate is putting its energy into recruitment, and so senators...

Students de-stress at the Union before final exam week

Rylee DeLong December 4, 2019

With finals around the corner, so is the overwhelming amount of projects, papers and exams. This year Student Senate held "De-stress the Test, Everything in One" located in the Bridge Lounge in the Martin...

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