In December 2021, sophomore Tony Salvatori created an Instagram account called @ecconservatives, and began posting content about various political and social topics, such as gun control, religion and abortion. At the end of February, Salvatori applied to charter an official student Republica…
On Feb. 17, President Damián J. Fernández sent an email to the Eckerd community announcing that he asked Dean of Faculty and Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) Suzan Harrison to return to her position on the faculty after 10 years of service. Professor of Literature Julienne Empric wi…
From Jan. 4 to Jan. 28, most students participated in a four-week Winter Term course, options for which ranged from experimental playwriting to exploring the deep sea. Each year, Winter Term allows students to engage with disciplines they wouldn’t typically see in their semester schedule and…
This semester, Assistant Vice President of Operations Adam Colby is working with Kliment Halsband Architects on a three-phase plan that will set the course for a several-year long endeavor to rebuild dorms, offices, labs and other buildings on campus. According to Colby, this project will ex…
On Monday Nov. 9, Assistant Vice President of Operations Adam Colby sent an email to Eckerd students, staff and faculty announcing that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that declared the community transmission rate in Pinellas County is now categorized as “moderate” instead of …
On Sat. Sept. 25, students hosted a “Heaven and Hell” themed party in the Nu Complex where students dressed up as angels and devils to gather in the complex’s courtyard. Just before 1 a.m., a fight broke out in the courtyard near the complex’s grill and a makeshift DJ booth. Senior Shawn Rus…
On Apr. 30, the Eckerd College Housing Office sent an email to all students saying the ongoing need to reserve rooms for quarantine cases and the high volume of students needing on-campus housing “suggests that our available housing inventory will not be sufficient to meet student demand.” O…
This week, Eckerd students can obtain COVID-19 vaccines on campus. This will occur on April 20 and 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days.
On March 26, President Damián Fernández emailed the Eckerd community about the current plans for the upcoming fall semester. However, according to Fernández, these plans are subject to change as they follow CDC guidelines in regards to the spread of COVID-19.
All in-person classes and meetings have been suspended until Jan. 19 after nine students tested positive for COVID-19, according to an email from Eckerd President Damián Fernández sent on Jan. 13. The email outlined the college’s plans to mitigate further spread of the new cluster of cases.
Eckerd has plans to write its name in the world record books this academic year.
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.
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.
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.
Eckerd’s community is gearing up for a new president. Not just for the country, but also for the college.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pulitzer Prize winning historian Jack Davis will deliver Eckerd’s 56th annual commencement address this May.
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.
Given the recent concerns of the Outdoor Adventure Club and other clubs who were hoping to have a larger budget than they were allotted, many students feel students feel confused about the process of club budget allocations.
This month launches the release of Feedback, a new magazine that focuses on research being done by Eckerd students and alumni working in STEM and other branches of science. The Editor-in-Chief of Feedback, Anjali Boyd, kick-started the idea through the Marine Science Club, but decided to sep…
With the current political climate surrounding the media, the Eckerd administration has chosen journalist Frank Sesno as this year's commencement speaker.
Signs lining the sidewalks at Eckerd is a common sight during events which draw visitors to campus. Making their debut during events throughout the year, the signs can be seen during Explore Eckerd, Fall and Spring Open House and some larger events such as the Sunshine Tour that had college …
The annual Vagina Monologues took place Sunday, Feb. 26 with showings at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. in Bininger Theater. The production was directed and organized by junior Abigail Thomas, senior Ali Solomon and senior Anicka Chaffey.
The ECOS senate meeting, held on Feb. 26, started at 8:17 p.m. and ended at 9:08 p.m. Spring Dorm Olympics is fast approaching and was the focus of discussion.
The Reach Out College Edition app, first launched during Autumn Term, was a way to acquaint Eckerd’s newest students to campus resources regarding sexual assault, finding medical care and accessing support services. But after one semester of its establishment, there are students that remain …
This year’s Family Weekend is bringing a different rhythm with the theme of rock-n-roll and a full lineup of events.
The total operating budget of Eckerd for 2016-2017 is roughly 70 million dollars, according to Vice President for Business and Finance Christopher Brennan. Roughly six percent of the operating budget is funded depreciation, which is used as a resource to fund a separate capital budget of ab…
In the past, Dorm Olympics has usually consisted of sports like capture the flag, dodgeball and other traditional intramural sports. But this year, ECOS decided to mix things up, adding sports like bubble soccer and sumo wrestling.
On Sunday, Oct. 23, the ECOS senate meeting was called to order at 7:01 p.m. and ended at 7:32 p.m. The senators, along with Executive Vice President Rebecca Valentine, discussed the “Stranger Things” marathon that will be held on Kappa field this coming Friday at 7:00 p.m. They brainstormed…
The ECOS senate meeting was called to order at 7:05 p.m. and was adjourned at 7:41 p.m. on Sept. 25. With this being the first meeting of the fall semester, it began with introduction of the newly elected senators.
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