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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

This is an architectural rendering of Roselawn after all of the planned renovations are completed. In 2014-15, the first floor of Roselawn will continue to serve the students, faculty and staff of the Intensive English Program. The two upper floors will house a large-sized classroom, medium-sized classroom, seminar room, gathering area, and offices.

Building on Solid Footing

EMU’s internal emails this summer were unusual – yet oddly heartening. The combined hubbub of construction projects and thousands of summer guests made for feelings of excitement – and of dislocation. There was this funny message: “History professors Mark Sawin and Mary Sprunger hope students will find them in the ...More

We're Still Friends political signs of EMU alumni families

Mennonite College Alumni Model Lessons of Peace in Politics

Two families linked to Mennonite colleges playfully provided Harrisonburg, Va. residents with a lesson in friendship this election season. The couples, each with a son and daughter who love socializing with each other, put up opposing political placards before their homes on opposite sides of their street, not far from the EMU campus. M ...More

Students To Dig Into Past

American history professor Mark Sawin talks to his class after an exercise Tuesday at the Royals’ Den snack shop on the upper level of EMU’s University Commons. The students were practicing observati ...More