About 10 years ago, Gordon Shantz, director of maintenance at Highland Retreat in Bergton, Virginia, faced a problem. The first permanent structure ever built on the property – a bathhouse with a dingy interior and crumbling structure – had become an eyesore.
Shantz had two choices: tear it down or renovate it. After consulting with, as S ...More
Best-selling author and political commentator E.J. Dionne will give Eastern Mennonite University’s 2015 Commencement address on Sunday, April 26, at 1 p.m. Dionne is a syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution ...More
To explain the dramatic changes in missions engagement over the last half-century, Nelson Okanya, MDiv ’03, president of Eastern Mennonite Missions, utilizes a stark image: a sturdy bridge, spanning a flat plain of dirt while the river courses hundreds of feet away.
This bridge actually exists in Honduras: it was built in the 1930s by the Army Corps of Eng ...More
The human body has an amazing ability to recover from and prevent infection. When viruses and bacteria attack, a variety of infection-fighting cells, or immune cells, defend the body. These cells also try to prevent future infections.
How can immune cells do this? Biologists only know part of the answer. Scientists like Joseph W. Brewer, who recently spoke at a ...More
If you had no access to a clinic or hospital of any kind, would you live your life differently than you do now? Would you try to maintain a healthier lifestyle, or learn more about how to take care of your own health?
Jim Krauss, president of Sentara Rockingham Memorial Hospital Medical Center, wishes Americans would take more respons ...More
The reasons and ways in which police stop and investigate citizens indicate a racial hierarchy, argued Charles R. Epp in a lecture coinciding with Black History Month at Eastern Mennonite University. Given as one of the Albert Keim History Lecture Series, Epp’s talk centered around his co-written book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship.
Epp and his c ...More
As knowledge in the field of neurobiology advances, the human mind can be increasingly described by science and decreasingly explained by faith.
Psychiatrist Curt Thompson shattered this notion during a recent Suter Science Seminar at Eastern Mennonite University. “New, emerging data that we see in this world of interpersonal neurobiol ...More
“Overall, black drivers are nearly three times more likely than whites to be subjected to investigatory stops,” write University of Kansas Professors Charles R. Epp and Steven Maynard-Moody in an article for Washington Monthly. Their award-winning book Pulled Over: How Police Stops Define Race and Citizenship, co-written with Professor Donald P. Haider-Markel, collates and ...More
Digital tools in the hands of the young “generally serve an anti-intellectual purpose,” Mark Bauerlein told the crowd in a packed lecture room during last week’s Writers Read event at Eastern Mennonite University.
Bauerlein, a professor of English at Emory University, is author of The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future ( ...More
Leymah Gbowee, co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, loves small local initiatives that fight the problems of the world. So when she heard that a group of international students at a college in Virginia were raising funds for orphans of the Ebola plague in her native Li ...More