Author: Lenora Kirkland


Supreme Court Hears Affirmative Action Case: A glimpse into the future of affirmative action in university admissions

By: Lenora Kirkland This past month the Supreme Court heard two cases regarding the use of affirmative action in college admissions. The first of the two hearings involved a close look at Harvard University’s race-conscious admissions process. Eight of the nine Supreme Court Justices were involved in the oral arguments […]


Eastern University Receives $1 Million Grant: A positive step forward in improving Eastern’s campus with some minor pushbacks

By: Lenora Kirkland This month, Eastern University was given a grant of one million dollars to improve our campus. Plans include redoing the gym room, adding new offices, and making preparations for a new wrestling team.  “We are extremely grateful and blessed to receive these funds,” President Ron Matthews shared […]


U.S. Warns of Terrorist Threat in Abuja: U.S. State Department asks embassy workers in Nigerian capital to evacuate

By: Lenora Kirkland Nigeria faces numerous threats of violence across its 36 states, many of which often seep into its Federal Capital Territory where the country’s capital city is located. In the later weeks of October, the U.S. State Department announced that its non-emergency embassy workers and their families must […]