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Eastern Announces Partnership in Education Eligible Partnership Grant Program

      On Feb. 22,  Eastern University’s College of Education partnered with a grant program called the Eligible Partnership Grant Program. Awarded by Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera, more than $3 million was given to three universities: Eastern, Cabrini and LaSalle.       […]

Kent Sparks was recently appointed to replace Iddings as provost.
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Eastern Announces Resignation and New Appointee to Provost Position

      I had the honor of speaking with both Dr. Keith Iddings and Dr. Kent Sparks this past week in regards to Iddings’ recent resignation as provost and Sparks’ new appointment to that position. I would like to publicly thank them again for their time and generosity with me. […]

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Social Justice Organizing Workshop to Be Held

      Eastern University is a community involved in social justice, as implied by its motto, Faith, Reason and Justice. Eastern’s Campolo Institute for Applied Research in Social Justice seeks to realize the true potential of justice at Eastern by incorporating applied research and social action to the field. […]

Local malls are facing the reality of store closures.
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America’s Retail in Midst of Meltdown

      If you are among the many Americans who have embraced the ease of online shopping, you may be unintentionally adding to the decline of brick-and-mortar retail stores across the nation’s malls and shopping centers. Many department stores have announced the closing of numerous storefront locations, leaving alarming […]

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Dr. Deborah Winters Wins Illumination Book Award

      Palmer Seminary professor Dr. Deborah Winters recently received the Silver Medal Illumination Book Award in the Biblical Studies category for her recent book “Through Her Eyes: Bible Studies on Women in Scripture.”       The book has 20 chapters, with each chapter devoted to a specific […]

Eastern Promotes 2017 NSSE Survey
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Eastern Promotes 2017 NSSE Survey

      Eastern University’s Office of Institutional Planning, Research and Assessment is currently administering the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) to first-year and senior undergraduate students. The survey will be available to take online through June 1 for eligible Eastern students. Results of the survey will be compiled […]

Dr. Walter McDougall lectures on American Civil Religion at Honors Forum.
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Pulitzer Winner Dr. Walter McDougall Visits EU

      Pulitzer-Prize  winner Dr. Walter McDougall was invited by Agora Institute to speak at Eastern University on Wednesday, Feb. 15 and by the Templeton Honors College to speak at their weekly Honors Forum on Friday, Feb. 17. McDougall is currently Professor of History and Alloy-Ansin Professor of International […]

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Eastern University and Immigration Policy

     On Jan. 31 Dr. Duffett released a statement on President Trump’s executive order regarding immigration, informally known as the “travel ban,” which prevents residents from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States. In his statement, Dr. Duffett writes of the nation’s First Amendment separation of church […]

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Spending and Staffing Budget Freezes

     On Monday Feb. 6, 2017 Eastern University President Dr. Robert Duffett announced that there would be both a staffing and spending freeze imposed on Eastern, effective immediately. This is due to Eastern being an approximate $1.5 million behind budget projections for the current fiscal year. Eastern’s budget for […]

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Bennett Hill to Lecture at Church of the Good Shepherd

     Retired historian Bennett Hill will be presenting a tour of Radnor’s Church of the Good Shepherd on March 19. As part of their annual series, the Radnor Historical Society is hosting this event on Sunday, March 19 at 4 p.m. It is entitled, “History and Architecture of the […]