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Technical Update

The latest on Gmail transition, portal

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Snow-Mania

Just days after Pennsylvania’s favorite groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted six more weeks of winter, the largest snow storm of the winter blanketed Philadelphia with 28.5 inches of snow on Feb. 6. That much snow had not fallen in the city since the infamous 1996 blizzard. As if that snowfall were […]

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Haiti Update

Gangs rob and rape women in Haiti

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Power plant explosion

Blast hits close to home for students

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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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Beloved log cabin leveled unexpectedly

    The Log Cabin, an original part of the Walmarthon Estate located on the island in the middle of the three campus ponds, was demolished on Dec. 14 after 30 years of ongoing debate.   Without warning, an e-mail was sent to students on Dec. 7 announcing the University’s […]