Connecticut Faces Measles Outbreak

Connecticut residents are currently fighting against a curable disease. A measles outbreak began in New York City in the Orthodox Jewish communities with a number of roughly 400 cases. Since then, the outbreak has spread to Connecticut where three cases have been confirmed, with the latest being in New Haven.

Why Industrial-Organizational Psychology Will Make You Happy

Dr. Bachiochi, professor in Eastern’s Psychology Department, started the Industrial-Organizational Psychology (IO) concentration in 1998 when he first began at Eastern. He has been an active member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology with a recent conference presentation at the annual meeting in Washington D.C. on Employee Resource Groups, Intent to Quit and Occupational Health Outcomes. Over 20 years later, Dr. Bachiochi is here with us to shed some light on the IO field and, in particular, IO at Eastern.

Eastern Alumna, Nicole Panteleakos, Promotes Debut Novel

Eastern alumna, Nicole Panteleakos, returned to campus to speak to students about her debut novel, Planet Earth is Blue. Panteleakos attended communication professor, Dr. Chibeau’s Scriptwriting and Presentation class on April 16, where she spoke to and answered student questions surrounding her experiences in the world of publishing.

The Crisis of the Asiatic Cheetah and its Defenders

In times of crisis, humanity should often look in on itself to examine if it will be the heroic, caring beings we so often make ourselves out to be, or if we will stand by while innocents are punished from unwarranted crimes. This is a question that has been brought up lately revolving around the conservation efforts of the Asiatic Cheetah.
In January of 2018, eight researchers from the Tehran-based Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation (PWHF) were arrested by the Iranian government and were charged with “corruption of the Earth”, espionage, and collusion to espionage after conducting research of the native cheetah species. Since then, most of the research team has been in jail or were killed.

The Prevalence of Hazing in Colleges

Hazing is known as a form of initiation in which an individual is made to do things that can negatively affect his physical, mental, and emotional health. Hazing often starts within regular school clubs like sports groups and honor societies. It can happen within middle schools, high schools, and college universities. Although it is made illegal in more than 40 states, many incidents including physical injuries and death are still reported every year. According to the 2008 research study made by the University of Maine, more than 70% of fraternity and sorority members experienced hazing.

Scientists Capture the First Photograph of a Black Hole

On April 10, the National Science Foundation (NSF) released the first official photograph of a black hole’s shadow at the heart of a distant galaxy known as Messier 87. This incredible image was taken by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a series of radio dishes and other telescopes across the world that are linked together to create an Earth-sized interferometer, a device used to make precise measurements and images through the interference of two beams of light.

Willimantic Stop & Shop Employees Go on Strike

Tens of thousands of unionized Stop & Shop employees across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island have gone on strike starting Thursday, April 11. The strike is the result of a standstill in negotiations between Stop & Shop and The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) over a proposed employee contract. The UFCW argue that Stop & Shop has “refused to back down from proposals attempting to cut workers’ health care, take home pay, and retirement benefits.”

Eastern Students Present Research at Conference in Georgia

Eastern Connecticut State University brought over 40 students to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which was hosted at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. From Wednesday, April 10 to Saturday April 13, students presented on a wide variety of topics over multiple disciplines, sharing research projects that they have been working on throughout the academic year.