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Students, faculty reflect on Perry’s presidency

Students, faculty reflect on Perry’s presidency

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

April 30, 2015

Jason Howell President Bill Perry announced earlier this academic year that he would step down as Eastern’s president after serving eight years. Perry is the eleventh president in Eastern’s history, and during his tenure, he has created many moments, with faculty, staff and students. For instance, Perry has att...

Perry to enjoy pastries with students

Stephanie White, Entertainment Editor

January 25, 2015

Students can come and eat pastries with President Bill Perry during ‘Pastries with the Prez’ on Tuesday, hosted by the Student Senate. The event will be at 4 p.m. at Java Beanery and Bakery in the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Reggie Thedford, the student body president, said this i...

Perry responds to student demonstrations

Bob Galuski, Editor-in-chief

December 9, 2014

President Bill Perry sent an email to students Tuesday, commending them on how they have handled the issues relating to Ferguson, Mo., including the peaceful protests and demonstrations. “They have done so with resolve, reason and clear communication, reflective of, I believe, our faculty’s and...

Students enjoy a very ‘Perry’ Christmas

Vijay Gatpa, a graduate student in the Department of Technology, speaks with President Bill Perry during the Peppermint with the Prez event Tuesday in Old Main.

Chynna Miller, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2014

‘Twas the week before finals and in the lobby of Old Main, celebration for Christmas had begun its reign. The last of the “Prowlin’ with the Prez” events, “Peppermint with the Prez” took place Tuesday in the lobby of Old Main. Students gathered around the assortment of Christmas trees...

Students ‘party’ with Perry

Catie Witt, a sophmore communications major, takes a selfie with President Bill Perry Tuesday during Prowlin with the Prez in Greek Court.

Victoria Adams, Staff Reporter

September 16, 2014

The weather could not have been nicer for an afternoon of beanbags, a balloon toss and pizza with President Bill Perry. Partyin’ with the Prez was the first of a four-part event called “Prowlin’ with the Prez ” this fall. “Prowlin’ with the Prez” gives students the opportunity to...

Administration to implement enrollment strategies

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 15, 2014

Eastern administrators are looking into initiatives to help increase university enrollment numbers for next fall. Among several ideas to increase enrollment, President Bill Perry said program growth will be used to help with enrollment numbers. “At the graduate level, we are using online instruction...

Civil Rights and Diversity director search yet to start

Roberto Hodge, Multicultural Editor

September 15, 2014

The Office of Civil Rights and Diversity pushes through their work load despite the departure of Cynthia Nichols, the former Civil Rights and Diversity director. Robert Miller, the Eastern general counsel, is also the manager and supervisor of the office. Miller said the responsibilities and work...

Faculty gives final ideas for president search

Braden Harp, Staff Reporter

September 11, 2014

Faculty had the chance to voice their preferences to the Presidential Search Committee at a final search forum Wednesday.  They brought attention to several concerns about the selection of a new president including where the candidate was from, bringing a sense of camaraderie to the faculty, and ...

Staff provides input on presidential search

Staff provides input on presidential search

Jarad Jarmon, Associate News Editor

September 9, 2014

Tuesday, students, faculty, and staff had the chance to point out what they believed were crucial qualities and concerns regarding president search for 2015-2016. In two separate meetings, one for faculty and one for students and staff, campus members voiced what they believed the president to fill...

Survivor shares sexual assault experience, education

Angela Rose, a victim of sexual assault, tells her story during an open forum on Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.  Rose was abducted from the Woodfield Shopping Mall and subsequently assaulted.  At first authorities did not believe her story but eventually the man who assaulted her, who had a long rap sheet, was caught.

Stephanie Markham, News Editor

September 3, 2014

When a 17-year-old Angela Rose realized someone was following her about 10 feet away, her face turned bright red. She figured he probably heard her singing aloud to herself, so she felt embarrassed. As it turned out, the man had been stalking Rose as she worked in a small boutique in the mall. She was o...

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