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    In winning history essay, junior Elisabeth Wilder connects conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly to transgender rights

    April 28th, 2016

    For the first time, an Eastern Mennonite University student has won the Francis J. Ryan Undergraduate American Studies Paper Award. Junior Elisabeth Wilder of Hesston, Kansas, earned the honor at the April 1-2 Eastern American Studies Association annual conference with her paper, “Caitlyn Jenner, Phyllis Schlafly, and Other Transgender Rights Crusaders.” Francis J. Ryan himself, …More

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    Susan Schultz Huxman, Ph.D., appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president

    April 27th, 2016

    Susan Schultz Huxman, PhD, has been appointed as Eastern Mennonite University’s ninth president by unanimous vote from both the university’s Board of Trustees and the Board of Mennonite Education Agency. Huxman is currently president of Conrad Grebel University College in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. She will officially assume office on Jan. 1, 2017. Her selection follows …More

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    Spring STEM Celebration showcases forty individual and group research projects

    April 27th, 2016

    Senior Derek Harnish and sophomore Braden Herman were upperclass and underclass division winners, respectively, at last week’s Spring STEM Celebration poster show. Harnish, who performed research under the supervision of Professor Jeffrey Copeland, studied the “Neuronal Basis for Aging in Drosophila melanogaster.” Herman won for his presentation of research on the effect of a high …More

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    Earthkeepers sustainability mini-grant competition rewards grassroots innovation on campus

    April 25th, 2016

    Not all sustainability initiatives come from the top down at Eastern Mennonite University. Earthkeepers’ annual mini-grant competition fosters grass-roots innovation and ingenuity among the entire campus community, says club president Harrison Horst. The student-run group, which started in the 1970s, implements environmentally-friendly practices such as recycling, composting and reducing waste around campus. “We have a …More

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    Third Culture Kids find a home at Eastern Mennonite University

    April 21st, 2016

    In the best of cases, a college career is often a time of tumult and transition, a succession of new faces, a million conversations that begin with: “Where are you from?” For students like Nika Hoefle, whose family had moved from Minnesota to a small city in northern Thailand when she was 14, that question …More

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