Articles written by: Lauren Murphy

Lauren Murphy


“To Model the Virtue of Neighborly Love”: Looking at the Chamberlain Interfaith Fellowship

      Eastern welcomed the 2016-17 cohort of Chamberlain Interfaith Fellows from Temple Beth Shalom (located in Needham, Massachusetts) to campus from Tuesday, April 18 until Friday, April 21. It is with great curiosity that I speak with Eastern Fellow Anthony Barr, who tells me about his experiences with […]


Looking Forward: Changes in Eastern’s Staff and Administration

Dr. Susan Edgar-Smith Appointed Dean of College of Education, Beginning on Sept. 1       Dr. Susan Edgar-Smith will begin as dean of the College of Education on Sept. 1. In her new position, she plans to “continue the already excellent, innovative programming” that has been implemented by the […]


Mark Wagner Steps Away From Men’s Soccer; Jeremy Payne Serves as Interim Head Coach

      During the week of March 20, Mark Wagner, the Head Coach of the Men’s Soccer team, announced that he had “made the decision to step away from college coaching.” He departed in early April to focus on his work as the founder and president of Future 500 […]


A Closer Look at Literary Journals

      The first poem I ever had published made its debut in my high school’s literary journal. If my memory serves me correctly, I think it was about angels, but that’s all I remember about my poem. It probably wasn’t very good when measured by critical standards, but […]


Sometimes, We Get Answers

“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” -Naguib Mahfouz “It’s not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” -Albert Einstein       In the course of our lives, we […]


A Look at the Process of Crafting a Senior Thesis

      I recently spoke with two Eastern seniors to learn about their experiences while crafting their senior theses. Brianna Esposito, English Major (Creative Writing Concentration) 1) What are the requirements for your senior thesis?       “As a writing student, our thesis could be written in one of […]


Eastern Athletic Teams Hit the Road Over Spring Break

      Between practices and games, travel and rest, Eastern athletes who play spring sports spent their mid-semester vacations in a variety of ways. Read on to learn how these teams have begun their seasons.       Women’s Lacrosse: The Women’s Lacrosse team travelled to Portland, Oregon to […]

Creative voices of EU
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Creative voices of EU

[nine things a blanket can be] Ruby Baker one. a blanket can be a starting line to a long race folded and laid out on the floor the first item my parents ever bought together it was a testament to seven years of love between them two. a blanket can […]


Music and Astronomy Collaborate- Reflecting on Amadeus Under the Stars

     On Friday, Feb. 17, lovers of music and stars gathered for Amadeus Under the Stars, an event coordinated by Eastern University’s music and astronomy departments. The evening was divided into three segments, consisting of a show in the Julia Fowler Planetarium and musical performances. Ticket holders were divided […]

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Phase One Of Eastern’s Reconstruction

Phase I of the Campus Master Plan Walton Hall       Regarding the changes made on the first floor of Walton Hall, Bettie Ann Brigham, Vice Provost for Student Development, says, “Lower Walton Lounge needed new furnishings and an update to become a more inviting, versatile and attractive space […]