The arrival of a new year brings new opportunities, new hopes and obtainable goals. This is also true for Eastern as we strive to continue climbing up the ladder of success and expand to reach new territory. Attention all students: Eastern University has begun 2017 with good news.
Moving from 18th and JFK Boulevard to 1601 Market St., Eastern’s College of Business and Leadership has relocated to a Center City site, only one block from City Hall. The relocation serves to witness to Philadelphia residents and visitors what Eastern is determined to contribute to the community. Over the last few years City Hall has been renovated to become a greater tourist attraction. Now, with the College of Business and Leadership nearby on Market Street, this Center City location will be visible to everyone and easy to find. Douglas Clark, who is leading the project, ensures Eastern’s commitment to creating a friendly environment for students and faculty members, as well as for surrounding contributors. Dr. Clark says, “This underscores our commitment to serving students and community stakeholders in the city of Philadelphia.”
The Center City location is positioned to be easily accessible to business students. From the SEPTA train stop through the Suburban Station, students and faculty may even enter the college in inclement weather.
The Fall/Winter 2016 edition of Eastern, the University’s magazine, includes detailed photographs of the second-floor welcome lounge, where students receive a lovely view of the city and its urban community activities. This popular section of the suite contains big windows in front of a high top table along with sitting stools, surrounded by other individual, comfortable lounge chairs.
Clark describes his perspective on the effectiveness of having a multi-use space for studying and holding meetings. He says, “Designed as a multi-use and agile space with a mindset of openness and flexibility, each room can be used as needed to maximize the educational experience, one that is a highly interactive and applied learning experience.”
Eastern’s decision to expand their territories and share the university’s belief in faith, reason and justice will create new opportunities for higher education in the city of Philadelphia.
Source: Eastern, The Magazine of Eastern University