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Support for Black Lives Matter Decreased Since June

As racial justice protests intensified following the shootings of George Floyd and Jacob Blake, public support for the Black Lives Matter movement has declined, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Most U.S. adults (55 percent) now express at least some support for the movement, down from 67% in June amid nationwide demonstrations. The share who say they strongly support the movement stands at 29 percent, down from 38 percent three months ago.

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Eastern Students Attend First Virtual Club Fair

Students across Eastern Connecticut State University’s campus were able to attend a virtual club fair on Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 2-5:00 p.m.. The fair was held through the digital service AirMeet, wherein students can sign-in and virtually jump from table to table and join clubs from a video, audio, or chat-based perspective. Eastern is home to over 90 clubs that cover a wide variety of interests including arts, sports, academics, religion, journalism, leadership, and recreation. Over 120 students attended the event.

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Coronavirus Updates in the US

As of Apr. 21, there are more than 2.4 million COVID-19 cases worldwide and 787,960 people in the United States. Of the reported cases in the U.S., at least 42,364 people have died as a result of the virus, with 18,653 of those deaths reported in New York, 4,520 in New Jersey, 2,468 in Michigan, 1,328 in Louisiana, 1,349 in Illinois and 1,229 related deaths reported in California. Worldwide, about 2.5 million cases have been reported and 171,652 related deaths, according to the Johns Hopkins virus dashboard.

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Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

“Earth Day can-and it must-lend a new urgency and a new support to solving the problems that still threaten to tear the fabric of this society […] the problems of race, of war, of poverty, of modem-day institutions […] Our goal is not just an environment of clean air and water and scenic beauty. The objective is an environment of decency, quality and mutual respect for all other human beings and all other living creatures.” – Senator Gaylord Nelson, 1970.

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Immigration is Affected Amid the Pandemic

Amid the Coronavirus pandemic crisis, Trump announced during a conference Tuesday, Apr. 21, that he would sign into place an executive order aimed at temporarily barring those seeking permanent residency. This, however, would not affect temporary workers such as technology workers, farm laborers, and others with visas. The bar would only place a 60-day pause on the issuance of green cards.

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Smith Library to Host Human Library Event

In collaboration with the Office of Equity and Diversity and the Unity Wing, the J. Eugene Smith Library is currently organizing a Human Library event for students during the fall semester. Before the rapid outbreak of the Coronavirus in Connecticut and the subsequent cancellation of all campus events by the university, this event was slated to occur on Tuesday, Apr. 7, but is now being prepared for a fall occurrence at a currently unknown specific date and time.

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Predicting the Future of Coronavirus

As many of us know, the illness known as COVID-19, (more commonly referred to as the “Coronavirus”), has made a lasting impact on societies all around the globe. The virus that originated in Wuhan, China has been a major concern for many over the past few weeks, and has continued to spread to 144 countries worldwide, according to President Trump.