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‘Carry on the founder’s goal’: The history of the JBU Communication Department

Since the commencement of John Brown University in 1919, the study of communication has been ever-present on campus. Within the first month of the university’s opening, students were using the on-campus printing press to create their first newspaper, The Southwestern. Since the university was just starting out, students filled most […]

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Rising Above: RAs and the pandemic

There is a certain level of hardship that heroes undergo. John Brown University has many heroes on campus, including the residential assistants living in the residential areas. In balancing their work, studies, worship, and social life, these residential heroes at the university must face a different level of hardship this […]

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Equality Act may impact private schools like JBU

On Feb. 25 of this year, the Equality Act was passed by the House of Representatives and will move on next to the Senate. This bill, as summarized on Congress.gov, “prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, […]

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Decades of abuse toward children in foster care homes in Panama exposed

Panamanian youth fiercely protested after a Feb. 10 National Assembly of Panama report revealed that more than a dozen government-funded foster care homes covered up years of psychological, physical and sexual abuse towards children and teenagers—perpetrated by their caretakers. The report revealed that in around 14 shelters—under the supervision and […]

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JBU administration cites ‘economic factors,’ cuts communication department

Editor’s note (03/25/21): This story has been updated to include Spring 2021 admissions data. Universities across the United States are making serious financial decisions in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Following recent university budget cuts, the JBU administration will close the communication department in May 2022. Jake Stratman, dean […]