Tribune columnist to visit Eastern

Staff Report

Heidi Keibler Stevens, a columnist for the Chicago Tribune and an Eastern alumna, will give a lecture 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Roberson Auditorium of Lumpkin Hall.

There will also be a meet-and-greet reception for the public scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in 2031 Lumpkin.

According to a press release, “Stevens’ column, called ‘Balancing Act’ focuses on work-life balance, relationships and parenting from a feminist perspective.”

After Stevens wrote a column praising Eastern, English professor Robert Martinez became interested in bringing her to campus.

In her column, Stevens said Eastern was “exactly what she needed” as a student in the ’90s.

Stevens is a former editor-in-chief of The Daily Eastern News and has been with the Tribune since 1998.

During her time at Eastern, Stevens will also speak to classes and faculty.


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