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Transfer students find smooth transition

Cassady Jackson, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
Filed under News, Online

With a mix of new programs and old methods, Eastern has been making the push to attract transfer students. Rita Pearson, a transfer coordinator, said counselors do everything possible to help prospective students. Some strategies she mentioned were conducting unofficial evaluations of transfer...

Charleston businesses talk economic impact of Eastern students

Lynnsey Veach, Contributing Writer
April 17, 2017
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Local businesses shared their support of the Eastern community and expressed concerns about declining enrollment and the approaching end of the spring semester. An impact study conducted by Coles Together, an economic development organization, detailed the economic effect Eastern has on the Charleston...

Students are encouraged to Strike Out Against Sexual Assault Wednesday

Chrissy Miller, Administration Writer
April 10, 2017
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  The student government aims to spread awareness about sexual assault through an “It’s On Us” activity where students can bowl, eat pizza and take a pledge to help keep women and men safe. “Strike Out Against Sexual Assault” is set for 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the bowling alley...

Greek Week Unity Relay Races: Video

Greek Week Unity Relay Races: Video

April 6, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, Showcase

On Thursday, April 6 several fraternities and sororities competed in relay races as part of Greek Week 2017.

Two Incumbents lost seats in municipal elections

Molly Dotson, Photographer
April 4, 2017
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Dennis Malak and Matthew Hutti won the Charleston City Council race, according to the unofficial election results. Hutti received 48.95 percent of the vote with a total of 886 votes; Malak received 29.12 percent of the vote with a total of 527 votes; and Jim Dunn received 21.93 percent with a total...

Faculty Senate discusses nontraditional admission cycles

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 4, 2017
Filed under News, Online

The Faculty Senate heard about the effects an unconventional admissions cycle has had on recruitment at its meeting Tuesday. Admissions Director Kelly Miller told the senate that Admissions is in the process of filling some positions. “This gives us an opportunity to look at territory, be more...

Students on a roll making sushi

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter
April 4, 2017
Filed under Multimedia, News

A line of students eager to make their own sushi stretched from one side of the Grand Ballroom to the exit for “Konnichiwa: Roll Your Own Sushi” Tuesday afternoon. After students rolled their sushi, they waited in line for it to be cut. From there, it was then placed in Chinese take-out boxes,...

Workgroup no. 9 Academic Visioning II nears completion of final report

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor
April 3, 2017
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Workgroup No. 9, Academic Visioning II, has nearly completed its final report for the April 14 vitalization project deadline. The workgroup is currently working on formatting and stylistic edits and plans to send the final document to English professor Suzie Park for her to finalize and publish the...

City council to vote on amending ambulance rates

Staff Report
April 3, 2017
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The Charleston City Council will amend ambulance and the sewer and water rates at its meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in City Hall. Council members will vote on whether to amend the base rates applicable for service to residents of the city, including full-time students of Eastern. If passed, the rates...

“Death of a Salesman” draws intimate crowd

Liz Stephens, City Reporter
April 3, 2017
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Charleston Community Theatre’s production of “Death of a Salesman” has stirred the emotions of local audience members. Arthur Miller’s classic play is about a man named Willy Loman living in New York City in the late 1940s. Loman is a salesman who gets demoted from a salary employee to a commissioned...

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Delta Chi wins tugs round one, Phi Kappa Theta win still up in the air

Analicia Haynes, Online Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Greek Week, News, Online, Showcase

Four fraternities faced off as they slid through the slick and wet grass Monday afternoon during this year’s Tugs Competition kick off. However, confusion flooded the area by Campus Pond due to a technical call that left the winners of the first round uncertain. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Phi Kappa...

Students’ speeches score successes

Mallory Kutnick, Campus Reporter
April 3, 2017
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The four-member speech team earned accolades for their work at a recent national tournament including three finalists and two individual champions. Edwyn Mitchell, a sophomore political science major, and Emma Walker, a freshman communication studies major, left Evanston’s Northwestern University...

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