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    Eastern Mennonite University announces structural leadership changes

    June 24th, 2016

    Eastern Mennonite University President’s Cabinet, with the support of the Board of Trustees, announces a new organizational structure. These changes, which focus on enrollment and graduate studies, including Eastern Mennonite Seminary, will take place beginning July 1, 2016. “University leadership believes these internal changes will position us well to maximize efficiencies and build financial stability,” …More

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    ‘Restorative Justice In Motion’ conference provides practitioners with space for meaningful dialogue about race, power, privilege and identity

    June 24th, 2016

    To the outsider, the June 15-18 Restorative Justice in Motion conference at Eastern Mennonite University may have looked like any other summer gathering of intellectuals, ready to share, network and learn. Yet to overhear bits of conversation was to immediately be confronted by the difficult and inherent tensions of restorative justice, which emphasizes repairing harms …More

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    Thiri Tin, trained as a journalist, works to bring peace to her native Myanmar, a country in transition

    June 20th, 2016

    Though only 24, Thiri Tin has already defied significant odds: she earned a degree in journalism and mass communications in 2011 from the University of Yangon, soon after press freedoms were established in the country. What’s more significant, though, is that Tin has decided to use that degree to help build peace in her country. …More

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    EMU to participate in independent, external review

    June 16th, 2016

    Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) Board of Trustees announces the institution will participate in an independent and external review regarding how it responded to reports of sexual misconduct by Luke Hartman, former vice president of enrollment. Virginia Mennonite Conference (Harrisonburg, Virginia) and Lindale Mennonite Church (Linville, Virginia) have also agreed to participate in the external review. …More

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    Summer interns settle in at Washington Community Scholar’s Center

    June 15th, 2016

    Teresa Garcia-Bautista has a long list of summer goals while living at the Washington Community Scholar’s Center and working in Washington D.C. this summer. The first two are “meet the marginalized” and “make a difference,” which she does each weekday at Catholic Charities, helping to process refugee and asylum seekers, while improving her translation and …More

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