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Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits

Student starts petition, asks Eastern to give all students passing credits

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 22, 2020

An Eastern student has started a petition to ask the university to give students passing credits for the Spring 2020 semester. Courtney Cager, a junior accounting major, said she created the petition with the hope "that the university will either guarantee a passing grade (as in Cs and above) for the semester or letting us opt into making our grades pass/fail." Cager said the idea came to her...

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Glassman sends email update, voids some of Thursday email

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 20, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent a new email Friday night updating students on changes to the plans sent out Thursday evening. The changes are in response to the "Stay-At-Home" order given by Governor J.B. Pritzker Friday afternoon. Glassman emphasized the information given in the Friday email...

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Seniors react to commencement ceremony cancellation

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman announced the cancellation of the May commencement ceremony, an announcement that has left many seniors filled with a variety of emotions. Many seniors have expressed feelings of sadness, anger and disappointment in the news they will not be able to walk the stage co...

Glassman sends email update

Glassman sends email update

Corryn Brock, News Editor

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman sent an email Thursday night to update how Eastern will be conducting campus business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Glassman said students are being urged to return home for the remainder of the Spring 2020 semester if possible. Students who live in residence halls,...

Students urged to not return to campus

Students urged to not return to campus

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter

March 19, 2020

Eastern President David Glassman urged students to not return to campus after extended spring break and announced that graduation will be canceled during an emergency Board of Trustees meeting Thursday.   However, if students with Housing and Dining contracts do not return to the university for ...

FEATURE PHOTO: Hammock weather

FEATURE PHOTO: Hammock weather

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

March 6, 2020

Caleigh Miller, a freshman sports management major, and Kristina Robinson, a freshman communication disorders and sciences major, relax in a hammock outside of the Library Quad Thursday afternoon. Miller and Robinson were hanging out in the hammock while their friends played music and chatted with them fr...

FEATURE PHOTO: Learning about women’s rights history

FEATURE PHOTO: Learning about women’s rights history

Karina Delgado, Assistant Photo Editor

March 5, 2020

Professor of English Julie D. Campbell (left) and sophomore Kimberly McWherter (right), a history education major, tune in during The 19th Amendment at 100: The Past, Present and Future of Women’s Suffrage speech. McWherter said she thought “it was awesome hearing about women’s suffrage and being...

FEATURE PHOTO: Life is hard; have hot chocolate

FEATURE PHOTO: Life is hard; have hot chocolate

Jalyn Long, Photographer

March 2, 2020

Bayleigh Grimes, junior music education major, and Josh Thor, senior management major, represented Eastern’s Christian Campus House as they gave out flyers and free hot chocolate in front of the Doudna Fine Arts Center on Monday morning. 

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘The True Cost’ performance

FEATURE PHOTO: ‘The True Cost’ performance

Melissa Jabek, Photographer

February 28, 2020

Debbie Banos, Katherine Bellantone and Nathaniel Smith, all members of the Still Point group, perform a play called “The True Cost,” based on real stories of human trafficking, at Buzzard Auditorium Thursday.  Still Point is based in Chicago....

FEATURE PHOTO: Ash Wednesday

FEATURE PHOTO: Ash Wednesday

Elizabeth Wood, Photo Editor

February 27, 2020

Maddie Harvey, a sophomore mathematics major, gives out wine during the Ash Wednesday service in the Newman Center during the noon service. Harvey said she is giving up spending money on herself for lent. “If I spend money, it has to be for other people or for a good cause,” she said....

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