The Daily Eastern News

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 ...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA’s OMA vote was right decision

Staff Editorial

March 9, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting last week to reject a bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The proposed bylaw change was a controversial one, in which we at The Daily Eastern News expressed our disagreement w...

Yes, Trump could really win in 2020

Dillan Schorfheide, Sports Editor

July 3, 2019

Can Donald Trump win the 2020 election and stay in the Oval Office? I think right now he is my favorite to win, although I wish that was not the case. For so long, the Democratic Party used multiple upon multiple avenues to try to get the president impeached. Calling for tax returns, using an...

Early voting in place until April 1

Maria Ruettiger, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019

The Coles County Clerk’s Office is holding early voting until April 1. Julie Coe, the Coles County clerk and recorder, said that early voting starts 40 days before an election. The first early voting started on March 21, 2006, said Sheryl Thomas, deputy county clerk of elections. “I am guessi...

Letter to the Editor: Register to vote

Karen Clausing

September 3, 2018

It’s easy to register to vote in Coles County. You need to be 18 years old, born in the U.S. or be a naturalized citizen and have two forms of ID: a state issued picture ID card, driver’s license or student ID plus a document or bill with your address. You can register online at o...

Aging studies minor put forth for CAA vote

January 17, 2018

Staff Report | @DEN_News   The Council on Academic Affairs is set to vote on a new aging studies minor at its meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. Also scheduled to be voted on is BIO 3080G, Behavior of Domestic Animals and their Wild Kin and a new Honors Exploration...

City Council to vote on budget

Staff Report

March 20, 2017

The Charleston City Council will vote on a motion regarding the city budget for the fiscal year beginning in May at its next meeting. The meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at City Hall. The proposed budget would be for May 1, 2017 and would end April 30, 2018. Also on the agenda is a...

City council vote on taxes

News Staff

February 7, 2017

  The Charleston City Council will vote on abating several taxes at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. The first tax was levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $6,140,000 general obligation refunding bonds. The other one was also levied in 2016 to pay a debt service on $950,000 general obligation...

Faculty votes no confidence for Blair Lord

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

November 11, 2015

Results of a weeklong vote that ended Monday indicated that faculty voted no confidence in the performance of Blair Lord, the vice president for academic affairs. Out of the 349 people who voted, 67.6 percent voted no confidence, and 261 eligible voters did not participate. The Faculty Senat...

Student government votes on ice cream bar, approves RSO

Analicia Haynes, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2015

The Student Government voted to pass funding for an ice cream bar and approved a new RSO in the Arcola-Tuscola room in the Martin Luther King Jr University Union Wednesday night at the first official Student Government meeting. The ice cream bar was part of an emergency legislation that took place...

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