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Power plant explosion

Blast hits close to home for students

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Eastern leads the pack in “Green Awakenings”

Chalk another one up for Eastern in the environmental movement. In a 2010 report by Renewal, a student-led movement that works on Christian campuses to take better care of creation, the University was recognized for its numerous energy and environmental initiatives. The report, “Green Awakenings,” offered a summary of what […]

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Harold Howard portrait unveiled

“Have you ever been somewhere where you thought, ‘Oh, I wish I had my camera’?” General Counsel Rick Eisenstaedt said, opening the Feb. 4 Board of Trustees meeting with an anecdote. “This building used to be named for a man I didn’t know,” Eisenstaedt said of the Harold C. Howard […]

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Joe Sestak brings senate campaign to campus

Pennsylvania Congressman Joe Sestak conducted a town hall-style meeting at Eastern with students, faculty and local residents on Feb. 1. Sestak represents the 7th district and hopes to beat out five-term Senator Arlen Spector to become the Democratic Party’s candidate in the 2010 senatorial elections. The event took place on […]

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Security Report

from the desk of Jim Magee, Director of Security

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Dr. Yonan argues the age of mankind in first of series

The Eastern University Theological Society had its first meeting of the semester on Jan. 26, with assistant Christian studies professor Dr. Jonathan Yonan presenting a lecture on the age of the Earth. Yonan covered a variety of topics, including memory, time and history, but his final conclusion was that “man […]

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Funeral procession for justice in Philadelphia

A mass of heavy-hearted local citizens, including some Eastern students, dressed in black, gathered outside of Broadstreet Ministry, a church in Philadelphia, and mourned a terrible and unjust death: the death of justice. As the protesters marched toward Center City on Feb. 3 carrying candles, banners and signs shaped like […]

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Portal simplifies student affairs

  One important change for students this fall semester was the new Web site called MyEastern. This portal has been in the works for more than three years and recently made its debut.    Its purpose is to make the registration process, as well as managing student accounts, much easier.  […]

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Gmail transition underway

 Due to requests from the board of directors and the continued malfunctions with the e-mail server, the Information Technology department has announced a transition from the University’s current e-mail server to Google’s system, Gmail.    The complete system, Google Apps Education Edition, offers students and faculty numerous tools for online […]

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New Fair Trade for Sodexo

  Returning for the spring semester, most faculty and students were pleasantly surprised by a row of new coffee pots in the Dining Commons, set off by a wide green backdrop announcing the product: “aspretto.”    The drink station is significant, not only because of its selection of brews, flavored […]