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Brigham, Black discuss various issues with students over breakfast

One of the best ways to combat the morning blues is to begin the day with a healthy breakfast. Combine that meal with the chance for students to voice interests, concerns and ideas to important members of Eastern’s administration, and the result is Breakfast with Brigham and Black.

The second Breakfast with Brigham and Black was held in the Dining Commons on November 2 at 7:30 a.m. Students sat with Bettie Ann Brigham, vice-president of student development, and Dr. David Black, president of Eastern, during the meal and discussed their thoughts about Eastern, the world and life in general.

“It’s an awesome opportunity because, at most schools, the administration doesn’t come down and ask for student opinion,” said sophomore Jennifer Thomas, who was present and active in this particular breakfast.

“It’s unique,” she added.

Some students brought previously prepared lists of questions they had regarding life at Eastern

The lists included questions addressing such issues as problems with Eastern e-mail, trouble with the financial aid office and concerns about getting new clubs started on campus.

Brigham and Black are glad to consider any concerns and answer questions that students might have.

“We want to find out what bugs them and what they love,” Brigham said.

Black is especially interested in making sure that the students do not feel “ignored or marginalized,” as can happen when a university’s administration does not show an interest in the individual students.

Breakfasts with Brigham and Black are tentatively scheduled to occur on the last Wednesday of each month.

The schedule is subject to change and may be moved to different days or held more frequently as the administrators’ schedules allow.

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