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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 […]

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Legendary Astronaut John Glenn Laid to Rest at Arlington National Cemetery

      Eastern’s Dr. David Bradstreet remembers growing up when John Glenn was a household name. Glenn was among America’s “space-age” heroes of the 1950s and 1960s. During the Cold War’s space race, he gained international fame for being the first American to orbit the earth. He instantly became […]

The park will be located between Walnut Street and Chestnut Street and act as a bridge between Center City and the river.
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Connecting Center City to Penn’s Landing Philadelphia plans cap park over I-95

      Plans are being developed in Philadelphia for Penn’s Landing Park: a building project in which an 11-acre park will be constructed above I-95.       Since its construction in the 1960s, I-95 has been cutting off the center of the city from the riverfront, but it […]

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Museum of the American Revolution to Open

    The brand-new Museum of the American Revolution will shortly open its doors to the public and invite people from all walks of life to view its vast collections of historical artifacts and icons of America’s legacy. The museum will open on April 19, the anniversary of the “shot […]

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Opposing Political Parties Clash in Center City, Philadelphia March

     Since the inauguration of President Donald Trump, there have been numerous marches, rallies and demonstrations for and against the new “leader of the free world.” On a global, national and even local scale, people around the world have been voicing their opinions about the new president of the […]

Shane Claiborne ’97 Among Those Arrested at Anti-Death Penalty March
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Shane Claiborne ’97 Among Those Arrested at Anti-Death Penalty March

      On a wet, dismal day in January, several days before the commencement of the Women’s March on Washington and the Presidential Inauguration, Eastern alumnus Shane Claiborne ’97 was one of the 18 people arrested for being a part of an anti-death penalty protest that took place on […]

Dr. Patricia Reger was recently appointed dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences.
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Dr. Patricia Reger Appointed Dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences

      Our Eastern University 2014 Teacher of the Year, Dr. Patricia Reger, has been named the dean of the College of Health and Social Sciences. Due to reorganization within the school, Reger was initially named interim dean of the program in 2016. However, on March 20, 2017 it […]

Students taking part in Solidarity Week activities.
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Refuge and PAC Host LGBT+ Solidarity Week

        During the week of March 13, Refuge (Eastern’s Gay-Straight Alliance) and the Political Activism Club (PAC) partnered to host “LGBT+ Stand in Solidarity.” Through Solidarity Week, Refuge and PAC aimed to show support for the LGBT+ members of Eastern’s community, educate about LGBT+ issues, vocabulary and […]

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Proposed Villanova Bridge Meets Controversy

      Controversy has arisen in the Radnor community over recent plans by Villanova to place Christian crosses on a new bridge.  The new bridge, according to CBS Philly, is “part of a $285-million expansion project, [in which] Radnor Township has approved a pedestrian walkway.” According to Mainline Media […]

Example of an American watercolor done by native Philadelphia artist Arthur Stevens.
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American Watercolor Society Celebrates 150th Anniversary with Exhibition in Philly

      In the years immediately following the American Civil War, during the onset of the Industrial Revolution and urbanization, Americans sought out art to once again bring a sense of beauty and expression to their lives. A select portion of these artists bypassed popular oil-based paints in favor […]