Author: Mary Johnson

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The Crisis Text Line Responds to Scrutiny Over Sharing Data with For-Profit: The nonprofit organization stops sharing data with artificial intelligence company after immense criticism.

Trigger warning: This article discusses themes of suicide and mental illness.  The Crisis Text Line is a globally-recognized mental health support service that uses text messaging to help people through traumas such as self-harm and suicidal ideations. Since initially launching in 2013, Crisis Text Line has exchanged 6.7 million conversations […]

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Italian Government Enforces New Vaccine Mandate: Italian residents over 50 years old face vaccine regulations to control rising COVID-19 numbers.

As Italy struggles with rising cases of the Omicron variant, the Italian government approved a mandate that requires the vaccination of people who are 50 years or older. On Jan. 5, this mandate was formally approved and publicized to the residents of Italy. Roughly 78-percent of Italy’s population are entirely […]

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Interfaith Philadelphia Explores Identity in New Course: A look into an interactive and six-session course titled, “Exploring Identity: How Faith and Race Shape Us and the Ways We Lead”.

Originally founded in 2004, Interfaith Philadelphia strives to establish hope and reconciliation amongst communities. This organization unites people of varying religious backgrounds as they “get to know each other as people and to learn how to value and respect the ‘other’ while maintaining (and often strengthening) their own religious identities,” […]

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2021 Photo Gallery: Eastern students recollect 2021 through photographs encompassing the history we have lived through this past year.

  CNN January 2021: Traffic piles up as drivers wait for COVID-19 tests outside of the Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium.       Reuters  January 2021: Police munition causes explosion as 2,000 to 2,500 supporters of Donald Trump storm the Capitol Building following President Biden’s election.     The New […]

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Petey Greene Program Implemented at Eastern University: A look inside the important work that Eastern students and faculty will accomplish through the Petey Greene Program.

According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, studies have revealed that recidivism rates are reduced by 43-percent for incarcerated people who have received postsecondary education. Given that 95-percent of incarcerated people return home, postsecondary education programs amplify their likelihood of obtaining employment and pursuing life outside of prison. Eastern University’s […]

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Bid to Erase Arrest Records of Civil Rights Activists Considered By Courts: The arrest records of Claudette Colvin, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. are being considered for expungement by U.S. courts.

As Claudette Colvin, a civil rights pioneer, aims to have her records erased from her role in the civil rights movement, similar considerations have arisen regarding the clearance of the arrest records of Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks. The convictions of Parks and King are still upheld in […]

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Europe Returns Numerous Stolen Artifacts to Africa: European institutions reckon with colonial past and return stolen artifacts to Africa.

On the week of Oct. 27, multiple European institutions officially returned looted African art. Jesus College of Cambridge became the first institution in the United Kingdom to return one of the Benin Bronzes, famous bronze sculptures from the Kingdom of Benin, which historically was located in modern-day Nigeria. The University […]

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SGA’s Newest Proposal Aims to Provide Grant for Several Student Leader Groups: SGA pursues grant for student leaders involved in MAAC and Student Chaplain Program.

The Multicultural Awareness Advisory Board (MAAC) and the Student Chaplain Program consist of student leaders who provide resources and support to Eastern University’s student body. In recognition of the hefty workload and contributions made by both MAAC and the Student Chaplain Program, the Student Government Association (SGA) has established a […]

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Eastern’s Anticipated Football Team & Sexual Assault Concerns: A deeper dive into the selection process of Eastern’s future football coach, Title IX procedures, and student concerns.

According to a 2018 study, the amount of reported sexual assaults with 17- to 24-year-old victims during football games increased by 41 percent on home game days and by 15 percent on away game days. Given that these studies only recorded the number of reported sexual assaults, research indicates that […]