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Campus Briefs

Published on October 26, 2021

Campus Briefs

Habitat for Humanity club members participate in Shackathon.

Shackathon exposes students to substandard housing

Ten students slept on the lawn outside of Webb Hall in makeshift boxes for the annual Shackathon fundraiser on Oct. 19-20. Hosted by Eastern’s Habitat for Humanity club, Shackathon aims to bring awareness to the issue of substandard housing. Relying on donations of food and the protection of sleeping bags, boxes and tarps, the students attempted to step into the shoes of those without housing. Read Story

Class Day celebrates sophomore students

Class Day The Student Government Association (SGA) and Office of Student Activities held the second annual “Class Day” on Oct. 15. This year’s event celebrated the class of 2024 — sophomores — who persevered through a challenging first year as college students during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic last year. Read Story

Canterbury book draws international celebration

The Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, West Africa, brought together an international crowd of scholars on Oct. 7 to celebrate Sociology Professor Dennis Canterbury’s highly acclaimed new book, “Caribbean Development in the New Multipolar World Order.” Read Story

Vasillopulos to sit on accreditation panel of Greek university

Political Science Professor Christopher Vasillopulos has been asked by the Athens, Greece-based Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to serve on a Hellenic Authority for Higher Education (HAHE) committee. The External Evaluation and Accreditation Panel will review the academic accreditation of undergraduate programs in political sciences at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Read Story