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Ebola fears may delay Sierra Leone study trip

By Caleb Lawrence | October 29, 2014

The spread of Ebola in West Africa may delay a study abroad trip to Sierra Leone, with a decision on the trip’s fate to be made in mid-November.In March, doctors from the World Health Organization reported an outbreak of the Ebola virus in Guinea. From...

History’s Foundation: Williston Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 22, 2012

During the early 1900s, this building was for ladies only. Shevawn Eaton, director of Access to Courses and Careers through Educational Support Services (ACCESS), said Williston Hall was the first women’s residence hall and was dedicated to the university’s...

Recipients of the LGBT Resource Center Ally Awards in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student Center Wednesday afternoon.

Ally Awards recognize LGBT contributions

By Lauren Dielman | April 4, 2012

Students, faculty and staff came together Wednesday to recognize important contributions made to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community as part of the Ally Awards ceremony. The awards were hosted from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the Holmes...

Victoria Toussaint, interim outreach and programming coordinator for the Study Abroad Office, speaks during a session of Study Abroad 101 Thursday afternoon in Williston Hall Room 417.

The world’s the limit

By Kyla Gardner | October 3, 2010

Katelan McCurdy, junior child development major, returned from Paris on Sunday. She will spend a week in Granada, Spain before making her way to Lagos, Portugal next weekend. McCurdy is not backpacking through Europe. She is studying abroad at the University...