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Hundreds come to Campus Pond for eclipse-viewing event

Nathan Barnett-Bishop, a junior engineering major, spots his adviser Douglas Brandt, professor in the physics department, who was struggling to get the hatch of the observatory closed to prevent rain from getting inside and damaging the telescope. “I’m just figuring it out as I go,” Brandt said after explaining that many of the faculty members who have more training in the observatory went farther south for their eclipse viewing.
August 21, 2017

Not even pouring rain stopped hundreds of people from coming out to watch what ended up being a unique and inspiring sight for many — a solar eclipse on Eastern’s campus. Though it did start...

Deadline for women’s history book club

February 28, 2017

Thursday is the deadline to reserve a copy of “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson for a book club discussion at 5 p.m. Friday, March 24. The novel centers on the author’s childhood as...

Historical women presented by Women’s Studies

February 28, 2017

  To kick off Women’s History and Awareness Month, Eastern students will showcase researched presentations on a diverse group of women who made an impact on history at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in...

Performers, models honor African-American women

African Student Association dancers perform during The Evolution of a Black Women Wednesday in Lumpkin Auditorium.
February 23, 2017

Singer Lena Horne and politician Shirley Chisholm were among nine of the successful African-American women presented Wednesday night by Eastern’s chapter of the National Association of Colored Women’s...

Column: Superstitions are better left anachronisms

January 13, 2017

No other day of the year brings out the superstitious among us more than Friday the 13th. It can seem like the one day that people actually care about black cats, broken mirrors and four-leaf clovers....

Editorial: Remember the historic first debate

September 28, 2016

Two nights ago, over 81.4 million Americans tuned in to the most-viewed presidential debate in American history. Newsday even suggests that, with added public viewings and streaming figures, the total...

New databases at Booth Library

September 27, 2016

Several new databases are now available for students to use on Eastern’s webpage, including three created by the university and one that is a state database Eastern uses. History professor Debra Reid...

Musician to sing historic Civil Rights Movement songs

September 22, 2016

Chris Vallillo fell for music in the sixth grade, and as the years carried on, his fervent passion for the art formed into a profession, which he will share with Eastern. Vallillo is a folk musician...

AAA to educate about African-American history

 Isis Sims, a junior kinesiology and sports studies major, responds to watching the short film by Reggie Bullock, a motivation speaker, entitled ‘A War For Your Soul- Birmingham Version’. “It’s depressing to see how accurate this is,” Sims said, “we really are killing each other.”
November 11, 2015

A new Registered Student Organization geared toward furthering the knowledge of African-American history has been established on campus. African-American Achievers was founded this fall by its president,...

Column: Insights from a witness to history

Protestors for and against gay marriage stand outside the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. June 26 when the Supreme Court voted to grant same-sex couples the right to marry in any state.
July 16, 2015

We will call them monumental moments – mainly because I am an alliteration aficionado. My first monumental moment is actually my life’s first memory: I was about four years old vacationing with...

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