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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

Two empty seats, unfilled by student senators, preventing Student Government from reaching quorum to conduct official business at the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate fails to meet quorum for second week in a row, cannot vote

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter October 13, 2021

For the second meeting in a row, Student Government was unable to officially hear Speaker of the Senate nominations or appoint multiple people to various committees on its meeting Wednesday night. If...

Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science major and student senator, presents her powerpoint presentation during the Student Government meeting Wednesday night.

Student Senate hears Speaker of the Senate nominations, appoints senators to committees

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 6, 2021

The Student Senate heard nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. Senator Katelynn Alexander, a senior political science student, was nominated for Speaker of the Senate....

Executive Vice President of Student Government Payton Ade lists off rollcall for the senate on the Sept. 15, 2021 meeting.

Student Senate set to meet Wednesday

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief October 5, 2021

The Student Senate will hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in 7th Street Underground at the Martin Luther King Junior University...

Student Government President Jacqueline Williams gives her Executive Report for the Sept. 23 Student Government meeting.

Student Senate to hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2021

The Student Senate will hear nominations for Speaker of the Senate during their meeting Wednesday. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. in 7th Street Underground at the Martin Luther King Junior University...

Tanya Willard, Coordinator for the Gender and Sexual Diversity Center, presents a slideshow on what pronouns are and how to use them during the Wednesday Student Government meeting.

Student Senate discusses pronouns, gender diversity

Ethan Schobernd, Campus Reporter September 23, 2021

Eastern’s Student Government welcomed a guest speaker to discuss pronouns and gender diversity to the student senators on Wednesday at 7th Street Underground. After calling the meeting to order and...

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

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....

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