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Vigil held to protest killing of a black person every 28 hours in America, ‘whether innocent or guilty’

About 60 people held a vigil in the heart of Eastern Mennonite University’s campus in early December for black people killed by police in America. Participants attracted by the Black Student Union’s “#StandForFerguson” appeal gathered quietly in the gray mist at Thomas Plaza as club advisor Celeste Thomas invited them to “speak in silence,” showing their solidarity with presence ...More

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Black students and faculty produce, tweet, #DontShoot photo in solidarity with national protests

“Unarmed Black Man Shot Dead by Police” The black-man-killed headline (above) could appear in any newspaper, in any city in the United States, where “land of the free” appears to not extend to an African American male’s freedom to keep his life. Motivated by this realization, 27 faculty, staff and students of Eastern Mennonite University gathered on the steps of Northl ...More

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EMU breaks record for all-academic honorees

Eastern Mennonite University once again set a new high for student-athletes named to the annual Old Dominion Athletic Conference All-Academic Team, as 96 Royals were honored.  Last year a total of 80 Royals were named to the list, which had also been a high over the previous year’s total of 61. All of EMU’s ODAC-sponsored sports were represented on the All-Academic Team.  Men’s v ...More

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Personal records drop like flies at Liberty Twilight

Although the full body of athletes has gone home for the year, the Eastern Mennonite track & field teams still sent a number of men and women to Thursday’s Liberty Twilight Qualifier in Lynchburg, Va. The meet was loaded with elite talent, including Olympic medalists and top-5 world leading performers, which helped the Royals set a number of personal records. The men had the bi ...More

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Women set two records at meet hosted by D-I Liberty

EMU’s track & field women broke two more school records this weekend at the Liberty Collegiate Invitational in Lynchburg.  Junior Alyssa Bane (Strasburg, Va./Strasburg) and sophomore Hann ...More

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Chappell-Dick takes gold to open outdoor season

The EMU track and field teams had a very successful start to the outdoor season and landed 28 ODAC qualifiers over two different meets over the weekend.  The majority of the Royals were in Lexington, Va., for the W&L Carnival, and a trio of throwers went to Salem, Va., for the Roanoke College Invitational. Sophomore  ...More

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Track teams poised to break more records

How do you improve upon a season in which the team broke 12 different program records?  If you are EMU track & field Coach Jason Lewkowicz, you bring back most of your key performers and throw in another round of skilled recruits for a promising third year of rebuilding the Royals track program. “I’m really excited to see growth in our track & field program this year ...More

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Student photographer captures Obama family handing out Thanksgiving packages at food bank

When Eastern Mennonite University sophomore Londen Wheeler learned President Obama would drop by his workplace for a thank-you visit, he knew Nov. 27 would not be a typical day at the office. Then again, Wheeler was not enrolled in a typical college semester. He was under EMU’s Washington Community Scholars’ Center (WCSC), a domestic ...More

Students Recognized for Spring Semester Achievements

The following Eastern Mennonite University students received awards for outstanding achievement or service at the spring semester student recognition chapel in April 2013. The list for athletic achievement and the dean’s list for the fall semester follow. Academic Support Center Seniors Darian Harnish – Tutor of the year; busines ...More

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New Marks Set in EMU All-Time Record Book at Commonwealth Duals

While the EMU track and field teams didn’t send full squads to the Commonwealth Duals Saturday in Lynchburg, the Royals did get some nice finishes.  The men saw a high jumper clear the second-best height in program history, while the women also had a handful of program top ten finishes. Jord ...More