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Eastern Magazine

Fall 2023, ISSUE 39


In the fall 2023 issue of Eastern Magazine, see how faculty and alumni are embracing the emergence of artificial intelligence; learn about the formation of the Pride Center and Eastern’s vibrant LGBTQ+ community; read the inspiring personal stories of overcomer Cameron Senna and first-generation student Katherine Escalante; and more.

To experience the issue in its entirety, click on the magazine cover at the bottom of this page and have a digital look at the print version. 

Revolutionary Tools for Humankind

Revolutionary Tools for Humankind

Today’s rapid advancements in artificial intelligence pose great benefits for humankind, as revolutionary as the Internet itself. It’s no surprise that AI has the interest of Eastern faculty, students and alumni, who are embracing — and bracing for — the burgeoning opportunities of artificial intelligence in today’s world.

Cameron Senna participating in the Gaylord Gauntlet

Comeback Cameron

Cameron Senna was riding his motorcycle on the evening of Oct. 11, 2021, when his life changed forever. At the time a junior studying computer science, he was out for an autumn ride on Route 6 in Andover when, in an instant, he was ejected from the bike at 50 miles per hour.

Katherine Escalante posing for a photo

Realizing a Dream

Current student Katherine Escalante recalls her journey of hope and sacrifice: “Driven to create a better life for my siblings and me, 20 years ago my parents bid farewell to their home country. At just four years old, I couldn’t fully grasp what that meant.”

a large rock painted with a rainbow and #lovewinsA Space Where Everyone is Safe


First it was a tiny room by the freight elevator on the bottom floor of the Student Center — almost a closet, ironically. Eastern’s Pride Room, as it was then called, started in that small space in 2010 and grew to become the hub of activity and advocacy it is today.

President NúñezGeneration Z Gives Me Hope


In her President’s Message, Elsa Núñez reflects on the predominant generation of current Eastern students: Generation Z. “This generation has grown up experiencing climate change, not in some theoretical, hypothetical way, but in the here and now.”

Where Are They Now?

Eastern’s Barnard Scholars

In this feature, we catch up with five Barnard Scholars whose love of learning and drive to succeed have led them down remarkable career paths that continue to challenge and inspire.

Jeff Brown posing for photo

A Career Driven by Curiosity

Jeffrey Brown’s career has taken many unexpected turns; its latest twist has placed him at the head of one of Hartford’s premier cultural institutions, the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.

John and Angela Bazin


Matches Made at Eastern


Read about the Eastern-made love stories of alumni Stephanie Laudone-Jones ’04 and David Jones ’04 and long-time staff members John and Angela (Cunningham) Bazin.

softball players cheering in a huddle




Softball goes undefeated; baseball has two All-America selections; Eastern wins Commissioner’s Cup six years running; Women’s lacrosse and men’s golf name new head coaches; and more.

Ken DelisaFinal Thoughts with VP DeLisa


The past two decades seem to have flown by. With my retirement from Eastern this October, I have many feelings to share with you in my final letter to our alumni and friends.

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Alumni Notes and In Memoriam

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