EMU delays action on hiring policy

Jun 23, 2014 by and

The board of Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., has delayed action regarding its hiring policy concerning individuals in covenanted same-sex relationships. The delay comes after a six-month...

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Pain and gain as an African-American student at EMU

Feb 13, 2014 by , and

HARRISONBURG, Va. — One morning in late summer of 1962, a 17-year-old native of Washington, D.C., arrived at what was then Eastern Mennonite College not knowing a soul. Grandison Hills’ parents told him it...

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Portrait of a ‘sundown town’

Jan 20, 2014 by

In September 2013 the Goshen (Ind.) News published a letter I wrote in which I said that Marian Anderson, an internationally renowned African American singer, needed to stay at the Hotel Elkhart after...

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Brighter dawn

Jan 20, 2014 by

The term “sundown town” once applied to thousands of places throughout the U.S. where African-Americans weren’t welcome to live — or even to stay overnight. The fact that Goshen, Ind., was one of them...

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Incoming EMU student dies in pedestrian accident

Jan 20, 2014 by

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Doyeon Ki, a 21-year-old woman from South Korea set to enroll in Eastern Mennonite University’s Intensive English Program, was killed in an accident the week before she was to...

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MCC leaders fasting for immigration reform

Sep 22, 2013 by and

Saulo Padilla is fasting for immigration reform. And the hunger he feels is familiar. A few years ago while living in Goshen, Ind., his daughters were threatened with deportation. For four days they waited...

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