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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...

Student Senate offers recommendations for panther statue location, updated on BLM flag petition

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 24, 2018

The Student Senate heard an update regarding the Black Lives Matter flag petition and offered their recommendations on the possible relocation of the panther statue. When it comes to the petition, Alicia Matusiak, the student vice president of student affairs, said there is only so much the Student ...

Student Senate appoints parliamentarian, re-votes for student speaker

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

October 3, 2018

The Student Senate appointed a senator as parliamentarian for the Senate and re-took last week’s speaker election votes at its meeting Wednesday night. Zac Cohen, the executive vice president and the interim speaker of the senate, said since the senate did not do a roll call vote last week, which viola...

Candidate for student speaker of the Senate not elected at meeting

Analicia Haynes, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2018

The only candidate for student speaker of the Senate was not elected by the Student Senate at its meeting Wednesday night. Student Senator Noor Ul Haash Khamisani lost 14-2 with two abstentions and was the only candidate because she served on the Senate for one semester, and according to the Senate b...

Candidate for Student Speaker of the Senate discusses goals

Candidate for Student Speaker of the Senate discusses goals

Corryn Brock, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018

Eastern’s student body government heard a presentation from student senator Noor Ul Haash Khamisani, who is running uncontested for the position of the Speaker of the Senate. Khamisani gave a presentation introducing herself to her fellow senators and discussing her goals for the future if she is...

Student senate fails to meet quorum, voting for executive positions to start Monday

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 28, 2018

The Student Senate did not meet quorum Wednesday night and only gave their committee reports and executive reports during the meeting. However, voting for the executive board positions will be next Monday and Tuesday. Four students will be running unopposed for the fall student government...

Spring concert to be announced March 22

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

March 7, 2018

The performers for the Spring Concert will be announced at noon, March 22 in the Food Court of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. The concert reveal date was announced during an informal Student Senate meeting Wednesday night. University Board chair Jordan McLaren said there will be a ban...

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Student Senate talks elections, potential bus ride to OVC tournament

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 21, 2018

Student Senators received information regarding the Senate’s spring elections and were asked to discuss the potential plan to take students to watch the Eastern men’s basketball team play in the OVC tournament in Evansville,Ind. during its meeting Wednesday night. Student Body President Luke Young told senat...

Student Senate to vote on panther statue

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

February 12, 2018

The Student Senate will vote on a potential “panther statue” at its meeting Wednesday. This proposal was met with some debate when it was originally introduced. During the Student Senate’s Feb. 7 meeting, several senators expressed concern regarding the rationale behind the statue and how it...

Student Senate discusses purchase of panther statue

Student Senate discusses purchase of panther statue

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 31, 2018

The Student Senate discussed the potential purchase of a $5,950 bronze statue of a panther during its meeting Wednesday night. Executive Vice President Derek Pierce said the statue will be paid for by the student government budget, which is paid for by student fees. “$2,400 of it comes from (Will Ou...

Charleston bike path heard about at Student Senate

Charleston bike path heard about at Student Senate

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

January 24, 2018

The Student Senate was asked to give feedback on a comprehensive bike plan for Charleston at its Wednesday meeting. Steve Pamperin, the city planner for Charleston, presented the plan to the Student Senate, which consisted of creating a bike path that will pass through campus and connect to a route...

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