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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 Affairs, said the university is asking for a 2 percent tuition increase for incoming students, meanin...

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 to use toward Panther Service Day. The student senators will review the request and provide feedback. CEVO...

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 said the point of this election is to get new individuals to represent the students.  He said it is even more important because it ...

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 senior mathematics major, said that he is hoping this resolution gives a unifying voice for the university.  ...

Student Senate hears physical-to-digital textbook proposal

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.

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 Rental fees will increase by nearly double. The student senators will review the proposal and provid...

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 small size: three members as of Wednesday. But after discussion, some senators argued that the c...

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. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. outside the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Uni...

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 position. Yeakel said he feels that he is ready to start this new chapter in the senate. “It f...

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 Abraham, Dylan Johnston and Keith Kerrigan. Abraham and Johnston said they were excited about being a part of the senate and had goals on what they wanted to bring to the table....

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 and Staff Senate Relations Committee, Awards Committee, Faculty Forum Committee and the Budget Transparency...

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 brainstormed ways to encourage students to get involved in student government during its Wednesday meet...

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 Luther King Jr. University Union Tuesday night to help combat the stress of finals. The event...

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