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.
Sophomore Kaitlyn Willgohs, a psychology and animal studies major, was picked from a group of eight firstyears, sophomores and juniors for the Presidential Search Committee. The search process itself is also right on schedule.
The last few weeks of the semester are the busiest and most intense for ECOS members. Events during this time include the Annual Giver’s Banquet, the wrap-up of Dorm Olympics and Kappa Karnival. ECOS members are also starting to transition from their positions this year to their designated p…
The “Eckerd Review” will have its annual launch party for this year’s journal release on May 6 in the Cobb Gallery. The launch party provides an opportunity to showcase literature and art from the Eckerd community that has been published in the literary journal.
As part of Junior Seminar with Assistant Professor of Marine Science and Biology Shannon Gowans, 80 students went to Alumni Grove to pick up trash on March 28. Gowans and students expected to see a few hundred pounds, but ended up collecting 240 pounds of trash, with several hundred pounds r…
ECOS conducted major Constitution updates that will greatly affect students during the 2019-2020 year over the last few months during senate and cabinet meetings.
Course registration for rising juniors was suspended around 40 minutes into the process to resolve problems with the online registration system, according to an email from Director of Information Technology Services (ITS) Ashley Burt on April 15 at 11:06 p.m.
A rooftop air conditioning unit triggered the fire alarm at the CEC cafe on April 4 when one of its belts caught fire. No one was hurt or in the building when the unit malfunctioned.
As the cast of “Scenes from Metamorphoses” bowed to their audience last Saturday, I heard, among the applause, someone shout. They said, “I’m crying,” and I agreed. Watching Midas finally hug his daughter, I realized that no other moment in the play had yet to fill me with as much emotion. T…
We’ve already gotten a taste of what’s in store with the Cupcake Kick Off, during which Palmetto announced this year’s Springtopia theme – “Eckerd in Wonderland” – and Spring Ball, which featured The Floozies as part two of the Spring Concert. The fun will continue with more events beginning…
In February, Eckerd Admissions hosted the largest Open House that they’ve ever had, with 140 prospective students and their families in attendance.
Eckerd’s circle of the leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) celebrated the induction of 22 new student leaders as lifetime members on Feb. 21 in Cobb Gallery.
ECOS Vice President of Student Engagement Geoffrey St. John announced the ECOS Executive Council election results in an email to students, faculty and staff at 1:05 p.m. on March 16.
In multiple emails to students, ECOS elections for executive positions were scheduled to end at 3:00 p.m. today, March 15, but were closed early without prior notice to all students.
Voting for the Eckerd College Organization of Students (ECOS) Executive Council began this Monday, Mar. 11 at 8:00 a.m. and will be open until 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 15. The new Executive Council will be announced later on Friday via email.
The waterfront recently purchased ten new sailboats for students to use recreationally. These boats, called the RS Quest Sailboats, are specifically designed for training and recreational use.
Since China stopped accepting most of the world’s recyclable waste one year ago, the U.S. and other western nations have struggled to keep up with the influx of recyclables that have plummeted in value. This shift in the recycling system impacts our environment at every level, including Ecke…
ECOS President Marissa Bradley led a town-hall style meeting at the pub for students to ask their representatives questions and raise concerns on Feb. 21. Those in attendance could also talk to ECOS members following the main meeting.
President Donald R. Eastman III announced his retirement to the college on Feb. 13, taking some in the Eckerd community by surprise. He has since discussed the college’s current financial stability, increasing enrollment rate, strong faculty and campus design as playing a role in his decisio…
ECOS President Marissa Bradley finished rede signing the Omega courtyard over winter break with a 800 square foot patio, stepping stones, two hammocks, new plants and a white sand ground covering.
There have been 33 reported cases of Hepatitis A in Pinellas County in 2019, according to the Office of Health Promotion. Students have been encouraged by them to maintain good hygiene and get vaccinated.
Eckerd facilities staff closed the first floor bathroom stalls in Epsilon Dalton house on Jan. 28. The restrooms were locked and signs were placed on the doors warning residents to use the restrooms upstairs.
Due to President Eastman’s retirement being announced a few hours prior, his monthly sit down was moved from Alpha Lounge to the Triton Room with around 25 students in attendance. During the event Eastman discussed his past 18 years at Eckerd and plans for his last year, including renovation…
The EC Feminists will host poet and activist Staceyann Chin on Tuesday, Feb. 12 in Fox Hall as a part of Eckerd’s College Program Series. She will perform spoken word poetry and answer questions afterwards.
Signs hang all around the dorms telling students the importance of mental health and to seek help if they need it. But when students currently try to seek help at Eckerd College, they wait an average of three weeks for a 30-minute initial meeting.
Eckerd alumna Tiffany Ashley Palmer died on June 8 at her home in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Her ashes were put in a reef ball and placed into the ocean for marine habitats to grow on.
This semester, The Triton Pub added Nan’s Plant Based Ice Cream to its menu. This vegan treat was created by Eckerd alumni AnnaMarie Cicitta and Craig Felson as a healthier alternative to dairy-based ice cream.
Bon Appetit has launched more dining options to the Eckerd community this semester, including Pub Brunch and CEC restaurant dinner. Next semester, they plan to eventually increase the capacity of the CEC restaurant from 40 to 80 and hold cooking classes in the Triton Room or President’s Dini…
The “Eckerd Review” staff held their third annual Literary Arts Editing Panel in the Triton Room on Nov. 7, moderated by Editors-in-Chief Kate Kobosko and Katy Williams.
The ECOS Know your Limits Campaign had their first party “Omega Oldies” on the ground floor of Omega on Nov. 3 after Campus Safety continued to shut down balcony parties due to safety concerns.
This year students have the option to partake in 11 different Spring Break service trips that are going to Bahamas, Peru, Jamaica, Mexico, Costa Rica and four different cities in Florida.
Current students, faculty and staff are able to get a free subscription to the online New York Times, gaining access to any article from the newspaper’s first issue in 1851 to today.