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Welcoming Russian Literature Professor Dr. Galina Yermolenko

      Some of the best, most beautiful and most bizarre literature has come out of Russia–from Alexander Pushkin’s spirited tales, to Dostoyevsky’s philosophically-rich works, to Gogol’s bafflingly absurd stories.       This semester, Eastern students had the chance to study these and other works of Russian literature […]

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“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 […]

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Prayers for Our Places

For the President of the United States and All in Civil Authority “O Lord our Governor, whose glory is in all the world: We commend this nation to thy merciful care, that, being guided by thy Providence, we may dwell secure in thy peace. Grant to the President of the […]

Eastern’s 2017 Spring Banquet was held at the University of Pennsylvania’s 
Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology.
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A Night at the Museum: Eastern students enjoy #SpringBanquet2017

      The first weekend of April was a very busy one for the Eastern community. Starting on Saturday afternoon, students began to prepare for a glamorous evening. The day had finally arrived for the 2017 Spring Banquet hosted at the Penn Museum, or the University of Pennsylvania Museum […]

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Featuring EU’s Female Public Safety Officers

      In the United States, women and men find themselves drawn to different career paths. This is often just the individual’s choice, but sometimes women and men find themselves hesitant to enter a field much more common to the opposite sex. While much study has been conducted regarding […]

Dr. John Haldane, professor of philosophy at 
Baylor University, lectured at Eastern on April 4.
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Dr. John Haldane Lectures at EU on Social Conflict and Dialogue

      The Agora Institute had the honor of hosting Dr. John Haldane, one of the most highly recognized philosophers of our time, on April 4. Haldane is currently a visiting professor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, while  he continues to teach select courses at the University of […]

Emily Cole, recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship.
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Emily Cole Becomes First Eastern Student to Receive Fulbright Scholarship

      In October, current senior Emily Cole will be on a plane headed to Ecuador as part of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. The Fulbright program is highly competitive and involves a rigorous application process. Cole tells me that she started her application this past summer and wrote […]

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Dr. Phillip Cary Speaks at Faith Forum

      This year, Eastern’s annual Faith Forum, sponsored by the Office of the Provost, Templeton Honors College and the Office of Faith and Practice, featured one of its own: Dr. Phillip Cary. Cary is a professor of philosophy on campus and has published several books, including “Good News […]

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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 […]

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On Singleness and Vocation

“Vocation manifests itself as a falling in love. In that love…we recognize [God’s] plan.” –Dorothy Cummings McLean       One day a couple years back I found myself in a professor’s office crying to him about boys (he was one of those professors that feels like a father—you can’t […]