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Humans of EU

Eastern Through the 20th Century: David Bradstreet
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Eastern Through the 20th Century: David Bradstreet

Dr. David Bradstreet graduated from Eastern in 1976 and proceeded to earn his doctorate in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Pennsylvania. He returned to Eastern in 1983 as an assistant professor. He has taught at Eastern for 32 years.  Lauren: What was your experience like in the 1970s? […]

Eastern Through the 20th Century: George Claghorn & Fredrick Boehlke
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Eastern Through the 20th Century: George Claghorn & Fredrick Boehlke

“Few men shape institutions during their lifetimes, but Dr. George Claghorn and Dr. Fredrick Boehlke are two such men. Dr. Claghorn (’44) and Dr. Boehlke (’52) both served Eastern University over the years in various ways. They taught several generations of students, and were both involved in creating EU’s educational […]

Eastern Through the 20th Century: Tony Campolo
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Eastern Through the 20th Century: Tony Campolo

Dr. Tony Campolo is a 1956 alumnus of Eastern and professor emeritus. He taught full-time at Eastern from 1964 until 2001. He is also the founder of the EAPE (Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education). Abbie: How did you end up at Eastern? Tony: I started at Eastern when […]

#BlackLivesMatter: Black Lives Matter a Brief History
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#BlackLivesMatter: Black Lives Matter a Brief History

The Black Lives Matter Movement is arguably the first major justice movement spread largely through social media. Originally starting as a hashtag on Twitter, after the 2013 acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting of Florida teen, Trayvon Martin, the movement picked up speed in 2014 after the deaths of […]

#BlackLivesMatter: Counting Black Lives in the City of Brotherly Love
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#BlackLivesMatter: Counting Black Lives in the City of Brotherly Love

Under the right conditions, Philadelphia could be a Baltimore,” says Deanna Jefferson, leader of the Philadelphia Coalition for Racial, Economic, and Legal Justice. A community organizer and student at Temple University, Deanna helped to plan the “Philly is Baltimore” rally in April. Of the larger Black Lives Matter movement, Deanna […]

Charles S. Walton: A Biography
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Charles S. Walton: A Biography

When Charles S. Walton, Sr. passed away on December 26, 1916, the headline of the local newspaper read, “Radnor Township Sustains an Incalculable Loss.” Over 500 mourners gathered at the Walton estate, Walmarthon, to remember a man who had been an intricate part of their community. During his lifetime he […]

Walmarthon estate view from lake.
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A Brief History of the Walton Estate

Walking across Eastern University’s campus, it’s easy to feel like you’re in a Spanish villa up on a hillside with a vineyard down below. No, it’s not a Spanish Villa, and no, there’s no vineyard, but the lush, hilly landscape and beautiful Mediterranean-style buildings with their terra-cotta roofs and vaulted, […]

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A Conversation with Sheila Roberts

Sheila Roberts is the granddaughter of Bertha Spencer, who worked on the Walton estate as a governess from 1913-1920.  Abbie: How did your grandmother find employment at the Walton estate? Sheila: Our family, the Spencers, immigrated to America in 1869 from Lancashire, England, and my grandmother was born in 1878 […]

The Waltonian Staff
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Meet The Press

  Editor-in-Chief Name: Lauren Bujaky Year: Senior Majors: English Literature/Theology Describe yourself in three phrases: cat cuddler, butter connoisseur, avid bibliophile. Who is your literary crush?  Gabriel Oak from Thomas Hardy’s “Far from the Madding Crowd.” 1. His smile: “When Farmer Oak smiled, the corners of his mouth spread till […]