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Indian Student Association approved as RSO

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 27, 2019

Student Senate voted unanimously to approve the Indian Student Association as an official registered student organization during its meeting Wednesday night. Executive Vice President Zac Cohen said he did not hesitate to vote for the organization’s approval. The great organizational skills the group...

Student Senate hears safety walk results

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 20, 2019

Seth Yeakel, chair of student government’s external relations committee, presented the results of 2018’s Fall Safety Walk in a report to the Student Senate during its Wednesday meeting. The senate also tabled a bill that would approve the creation of the Indian Student Association (ISA) and recogni...

Student Senate approves formation of Judicial Research Committee

Student Senate approves formation of Judicial Research Committee

Logan Raschke, News Editor

March 6, 2019

Student Senate approved the creation of a Judicial Research Committee to create job descriptions for future student judges during its Wednesday meeting. The main goal of the Judicial Research Committee, according to Senate Bill 18-19-07, is “to begin the process of bringing back the Judicial Br...

Senate tables vote to form Judicial Research Committee

Senate tables vote to form Judicial Research Committee

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 27, 2019

Student Senate voted to table bill 18-19-07, which would approve the formation of a Judicial Research Committee, to next week’s hearing. Senators also voted to approve resolution 18-19-07, which serves as a congratulation to and acknowledgement of the contestants of the Miss Black EIU pageant that ...

Council to be utilized to decide on BLM flag alternatives

Council to be utilized to decide on BLM flag alternatives

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 20, 2019

Sophia Sarver, a graduate assistant for the Student Life Office, said the alternatives to the Black Lives Matter Flag that Student Senate voted on during their Dec. 5 hearing will not be decided until a Diversity Action Council is established. Sarver said she and Ceci Brinker, director of student lif...

Student Senate approves 3 RSOs, confirms new RSO creation process

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 13, 2019

Student Senate voted to approve InterVarsity as a new registered student organization, one they originally tabled during last week’s hearing because the constitution and student representation were contradictory, and introduced a new method to approving and disapproving new RSOs at the meeting Wednes...

Student Senate votes to approve 7 out of 9 RSOs

Student Senate votes to approve 7 out of 9 RSOs

Logan Raschke, News Editor

February 6, 2019

Student Senate approved seven out of nine student organizations proposed at the hearing Wednesday night. The Senate voted to table the remaining two student organizations until next week’s hearing. Approved RSOs include Biology Ambassadors at Eastern, Percussion Club, E-Sports Club, Human Services...

Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Student Senate votes down endorsing BLM Flag, votes to find alternatives instead

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 5, 2018

The Student Senate voted to consider alternatives instead of raising the Black Lives Matter flag in the South Quad during African-American Heritage Month. The resolution also calls for the creation of a special committee to help come up with these alternatives and this committee is supposed to be est...

Student Senate to vote on BLM flag resolution

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

December 4, 2018

The Student Senate will approve one of four resolutions pertaining to the Black Lives Matter flag initiative 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Senate members will also elect a new speaker of the senate for the spring semester. The four diff...

4 resolutions regarding BLM flag presented to Student Senate

Analicia Haynes , Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2018

Four different resolutions were introduced to the Student Senate Wednesday regarding what members should recommend doing with the Black Live Matter Flag Initiative on behalf of the student body. Morgan Colvin, a junior political science major, and Keshyra Bluminberg, a junior English secondary educat...

Student Senate approves emergency bills

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2018

A timeline and several deadlines were created for the process and potential recommendations and suggestions regarding the placement of a Black Lives Matter flag underneath the American Flag in the South Quad during the Student Senate Meeting.  Two pieces of emergency legislation were also approved. Ali...

Student Senate hears presentation on Black Lives Matter flag

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 31, 2018

Two students who started a petition to fly a Black Lives Matter Flag in the South Quad directly underneath the American flag during African-American Heritage Month presented the topic to the Student Senate Wednesday night. Morgan Colvin, a junior political science major, and Keshyra Bluminberg, a juni...

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