Armacost Library received several renovations this winter. The approximate $40,000 update to the library included the addition of vibrant and comfortable furniture in four of the study rooms and a complete redesign of the 24-hour computer lab.
On July 1, Damian Fernandez will assume his role as Eckerd’s fifth president. Succeeding the current president of 19 years, Donald Eastman, Fernandez was selected from a pool of 179 applicants.
Driven by his passion to create healthy and delicious food, Eckerd’s vegan chef Spencer-Trevon Johnson professionally known as Chef Spence D recently appeared on Fox 13 and News channel 10 to give live cooking demonstrations.
The declaration of candidacy is near. March 1 marks the day interested students will campaign for executive positions for the 2020-2021 academic school year. This is a regularly scheduled event, however an unforeseen circumstance led ECOS President, Bailey Cross and the senate to participate…
New initiatives have been set to help facilitate the conversation on sexual assault and the Title IX process between students and faculty, according to an email sent by President Donald Eastman to the Eckerd community, on Feb. 6.
Around 200 students stood in solidarity in front of Sheen Auditorium on Wednesday Feb. 5, 2020 before a faculty meeting at 1:40 p.m. In solemn silence, students held various signs, wore body paint, make-up and outfits to represent their cause against the administration’s alleged mishandling …
An Eckerd junior is suing the college for damages allegedly caused by poor lighting and a lack of warnings near the library, according to a lawsuit filed by her lawyer, Christian Denmon. The complaint was filed in late October 2019 in the Pinellas Circuit Court.
A lawsuit filed against Eckerd College through Pinellas Circuit Court alleges the school mishandled a case against David Hastings, a former Eckerd professor of chemistry and marine science. Hastings was accused of sexual exploitation and harassment in a lawsuit filed on Dec. 16, 2019.
In the Office of International Education, Diane Ferris pushes aside paperwork and manila folders on her desk to uncover a faded black box. Its contents reveal photos taken from years of study abroad trips, dating back as far as 1988.
Omega 211 opened its windows to students every week between Thursday and Sunday, advertising the new hot dog and snack stop “Wiener Beach” this semester.
The first school Damian Fernandez ever visited was when he was four years old. In a rural one-room schoolhouse in Cuba, his mother was the only teacher and taught kids ranging from 5 to 13 years old.
Kahlil J. Wilson, 22, of Illinois was arrested for threats of a mass shooting at Eckerd College, among other felonies, according to a police report and investigation filed by the St. Petersburg Police Department.
On Tuesday, Nov. 5, President of Eckerd Donald R. Eastman III signed a pledge to ban the use of Eckerd’s funds for the purchase of unnecessary single-use plastic items beginning January 2020. This makes Eckerd the first in the nation to enforce such a plan.
The Eckerd Latinos Unidos created an alter for Dia de los Muertos as a way to celebrate late loved ones on Nov. 1. But, when Latinos Unidos President L. Garcia went to go check on the alter just a few days later, he found that pictures were destroyed, and flowers were stolen. The alter in de…
On Nov. 18, Eckerd College’s Board of Trustees Chairman John G. Finneran Jr. announced that Dr. Damian J. Fernandez will become Eckerd’s fifth president.
One in five undergraduate women are sexually assaulted, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. At Eckerd, only 13 allegations of sex offenses were brought to the Title IX Office in 2018, according to the Annual Safety Report.
Student political groups make change on college campuses. But this semester, one of Eckerd’s most ambitious groups, PIRG, learned the limits of our private campus.
Eckerd’s housing website advertises: “Ask anyone who’s been there – dorm life is an unforgettable part of college life.” For some students, housing has been unforgettable for unfavorable reasons.
The mother of Rebecca Ryan Lavin-Burgher, Elaine Marie Burgher, is suing Eckerd College, according to an article published by the Tampa Bay Times on Nov. 5. The lawsuit claims Eckerd’s party culture is to blame for her death.
Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) told peers that the South Beach skate ramp is off limits until they hire someone to repair damages, in an email sent Oct. 23.
The Extinction Rebellion’s first major protest was in April in London, England to raise awareness and political action on climate change. Since then, the group has spread around the world to other major cities. The organization is holding another large protest, which started on Oct. 6, near …
Eckerd’s chapter of the Public Research Interest Group (PIRG), held an emergency meeting on Wednesday Oct. 16 after the school denied new budget proposals for a liability risk.
The Eckerd College Emergency Response Team (EC-ERT) serves the Eckerd community as a student-run organization dedicated to safety on campus while fostering camaraderie among the team of responders.
On Sunday Oct. 6, ECQSA hosted their biannual “Burn the Closet” event. Students from all different identities came together to smash a closet door with a sledgehammer and then symbolically burn the remaining pieces.
On Oct. 1 every year, an annual crime and fire report is published and distributed to the Eckerd community online, through the office of Campus Safety and Security.
An electrical fire in Seibert is having lasting impacts on professors, students and the Letters Collegium as the entire second floor of the building will remain closed off for the remainder of the year.
At a first glance, Munch Deliveries may seem like any other food delivery service. However, this business started by Eckerd students and alumni provides Eckerd students with a fresh alternative that understands its audience.
Although the event was scheduled to start at 8 p.m., by 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 2, Miller auditorium was packed with students ready to attend "Sex in the Dark."
The smoke detector went off in Nu Complex on Oct. 1 at 9:47 p.m. A first responder said that the alarm was caused by someone smoking in their room.
The lights will be out for Eckerd’s new event ‘Sex in the Dark’ at 8 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Dan and Mary Miller Auditorium. Sponsored by Eckerd’s office of Outreach Services & Health Promotion and ECOS, it is a free event designed for students to stay anonymous in the dark while sex exper…
On Sunday, Sept. 29, Eckerd students and their furry companions welcomed back one of their favorite spots on campus: the pet park. After it was closed for routine antimicrobial cleaning in May 2019, it reopened for the semester for all students and pets to enjoy.
After years of on-call duty and hardwork, Eckerd College’s Search And Rescue team (EC-SAR) was awarded the Meritorious Public Service Award from the U.S Coast Guard.
On Friday, Sept. 20, more than four million people worldwide participated in a global climate strike to demand change three days before the United Nations Climate Action Summit, according to NBC News, including about 40 students from Eckerd after encouragement and participation by Scubi Jew Club.
Hurricane Dorian hit the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in The Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane in late August. Although the current death toll is at 51, there are 1,300 people that remain unaccounted for and an estimated 70,000 displaced as a result of the storm.
ECOS is currently hosting its senatorial elections, where hopefuls from each dorm plan to improve their communities. Voting for senators began Sept. 16 at 9:00 a.m. and ends Sept. 20 at 12:00 p.m.
An electrical fire broke out in Seibert 202 Wednesday morning. The exact time of the fire is unknown, according to Director, Campus Safety and Security Tonya Womack. While the cause of the fire was electrical, the exact event or malfunction that triggered the fire is yet to be disclosed.
On Sept. 9 “An Evening With Peter Godfrey-Smith” took place in Fox Hall, welcoming Australian author, Peter Godfrey-Smith, to speak about his novel “Other Minds, The Octopus, The Sea, and The Deep Origins of Consciousness” as a part of the College Program Series (CPS). The novel was a summer…
Eckerd’s Office of Campus Safety will no longer accept appeals for parking tickets as of Aug. 26. Charges may be appealed through the Bursar’s Office. Vehicles that fail to register by Sept. 15, 2019, may receive a “Failure to Register” ticket. Vehicles that receive more than three of these …
On Friday Aug. 16, Director of Waterfront Program Renee Register sent an email to the campus community suspending swim tests at the Waterfront due to water quality concerns.
When senior Bailey Cross was a first-year student, she sat in the inaugural Ceremony of Lights in awe of 2016-2017 Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) President, Jack Layden, as he delivered his speech. She
Each year, thousands of first-generation college students mark family history by setting foot onto college campuses and unlocking the door of their dorm rooms. Some of these students have parents that do not have bachelor’s degrees, while others are the first in their extended family’s histo…
On Saturday night, the National Weather Service upgraded Hurricane Dorian to a Category 5 storm with winds reaching 185 mph. As of Sunday at 6:30 p.m., the eye is moving over the Abacos Islands of the Bahamas where it has been causing severe floods and wind damage since early Sunday afternoon.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has declared a state of emergency in all counties as Hurricane Dorian’s path remains uncertain. Twelve counties in Georgia have followed our lead.
With Hurricane Dorian heading to Florida it is important to be prepared. Here are the top five things to have ready when a hurricane is on the way.
The National Weather Service Hurricane Center updated the status of Tropical Storm Dorian to a Category 1 hurricane this afternoon. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency for Florida counties along Florida’s east coast within the cone of uncertainty.
Fall registration for first-year students was suspended on Thursday due to a hardware failure in Banner, the online registration service. Registration has been moved to Tuesday, Aug. 27.