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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 22, 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 3, 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...

Senate to discuss solutions to open seats

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2019

Eastern’s Student Senate will address plans to recruit new student senators at its 7 p.m. meeting Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The senate is looking for applications for spring semester, and it has tentative plans for tabling events, passing out...

Student body president reflects on time at Eastern

Corryn Brock, News Editor

November 8, 2019

The first semester of Student Body President Carson Gordon’s term is nearing an end as well as her time as an undergraduate at Eastern. Gordon, a Mattoon native, is a senior political science major with two minors in pre-law and Spanish. Gordon came to Eastern in 2017 following her high school g...

Student Senate to vote on 2 RSOs

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

November 5, 2019

Student Senate will vote Wednesday on the approval of two new registered student organizations at its weekly meeting in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union at 7 p.m. Samira Abdoulaye-Pedila, student body vice president of student affairs, said the two RSOs seeking approv...

Student Senate plans to pass out last drug test kits

Zoë Donovan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

Michael Perri, speaker for Student Senate, said Wednesday that because the senate was only able to pass out 6 of 100 date rape drug testing kits during this week’s tabling event because of low student turnout, it will pass the remaining kits during the “It’s on us” campaign in April. Last week...

Student Senate to vote on emergency bill

Corryn Brock, News Editor

October 22, 2019

The Student Senate will vote Wednesday on an emergency bill to approve releasing funds for date rape drug testing kits. The kits will be given out to students during a “Your Campus, Your Voice” campus safety and health table on Oct. 29 in front of Coleman Hall from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The...

STAFF EDITORIAL: Think of college mental health

Staff Editorial

October 14, 2019

Mental health has historically been a subject people do not focus on enough. So it’s great to hear that Student Body President Carson Gordon has an initiative to spread awareness this week at Eastern. In an Oct. 10 article from The Daily Eastern News, we reported that the senate would partner with the a...

Student Senate to hear committee reports

Staff Report

October 8, 2019

Student Senate will meet in the Arcola/Tuscola room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union Wednesday at 7 p.m. The appointment of Justin Richards as Parliamentarian is included in the consent agenda for the meeting. The senate will hear reports from: • Ceci Brinker (Advisor Report) • Sophia Sar...

Students learn about budgeting, financial responsibility

Students learn about budgeting, financial responsibility

Trevin Milner, Contributing Writer

April 16, 2019

Students participated in games, answered questions about budgeting and finances and were able to ask some of their own at “How to Beat the Game of Life,” put on by the student government on Tuesday. The event was designed to have interactive ways for students to learn more about budgeting and ...

Denim Day: Students to raise awareness about sexual assault

Logan Raschke, News Editor

April 16, 2019

Student government encourages everyone to sport their best denim attire Wednesday in honor of Denim Day. Nia Douglas, a senior majoring in family and consumer sciences and the chair of student government’s Student Affairs Committee, said student senators, and hopefully the rest of the school, will walk a...

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