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Bree researches each story for her column, heartbeat by heartbeat. (Photograph by Ruth Flores-Orellana)

Bree’s beat

Problems in paradiseBy Bree Bailey Known to many as a beautiful island getaway, Puerto Rico is home to gorgeous landscapes and kind-hearted people. Today, this scenic island is facing its most devastating catastrophe in over a century. Since Hurricane Maria struck on Sept. 20, Puerto Ricans have been fighting for […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Robert Priest was one of thirty to speak on witchcraft accusations at a UN workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland. (Photograph provided by Robert Priest)

Human rights wronged

U.N. invites professor to speak at witchcraft accusation workshopBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Robert Priest, professor of anthropology, spoke at a United Nations (U.N.) Experts Workshop held in Geneva, Switzerland on Sept. 21-22. The workshop highlighted witchcraft accusations happening in Europe and Africa in today’s culture. Thirty experts were brought […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
The Verdin post clock got installed this past week to make the newest campus “destination.” (Photograph provided Becca Robb)

A return investment

Class of ’67 donates 50th anniversary giftsBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo UPDATED 12:03 p.m. Fifty years ago, the class of ’67 walked the grounds of Taylor. This Friday, they are returning to offer their wisdom and gifts to the university as they reunite for their reunion. The gifts donated by […]

by · October 6, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Police apprehend robbery suspects in Upland

Police apprehend robbery suspects in Upland

Two suspects in Daleville Shell robbery taken into custodyBy Eric Andrews and Katherine Yeager | Echo  UPDATED Oct. 5 at 4:37 p.m. Editor’s Note: Provost Jeff Moshier reported Wednesday morning: “Classes will resume at noon today following the resolution of an all-night police search near Upland and the Taylor campus. The […]

by · October 4, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Upland Council President John Bonham, Town Manager Jonathan Perez and Special Assistant to the President Ron Sutherland are all leading members of Upland town decisions and improvements.

Townies and trojans series

Talk of town improvement from Taylor officialsBy Gabby Carlson | Echo Taylor University sits neatly on a piece of land that once was just part of a small town called Upland. The town is still active and buzzing with nonprofits, town hall meetings and up-and-coming businesses. But none of this […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
An INDOT representative presents Upland with a certificate award for the Community Crossings grant. Pictured: Councilman Ron Sutherland, INDOT representative Toni Mayo, Town Manager Jonathan Perez, Clerk Jane Rockwell, Street Superintendent Derik Dollar and Council President John Bonham.

Upland receives road grant

Town awarded $286,897.50 through INDOT grantBy Chrysa Keenon | Echo Last Friday, Upland was awarded the Community Crossings Grant of $286,897.50 from the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) to be used toward road funding. Described by the INDOT website, “Community Crossings is a partnership between INDOT and Hoosier communities, both […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Taylor will be hosting the CARE Conference for the second time this October.

Taylor CAREs

Upcoming Vulnerable Children conferenceBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo On Friday, Oct. 27, Taylor will host the CARE Conference, a one-day event with speakers, workshops and organizational exhibits focused on vulnerable children and viable communities. According to Graduate Assistant Paige McCourt, the conference will begin with keynote speaker Beth Guckenberger […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Juniors Won and Han Chang, senior Anna Meyer, Greta Kiers, and A. Chin Chang attend the Texas Linguistics Society conference and represented Taylor in Texas.

The learning curve

Linguistics study to be publishedBy Aubree DeVisser | Contributor Earlier this month, professor of modern languages A. Chin Chang and his research team traveled to Austin, Texas where they presented a research paper at the conference of the Texas Linguistic Society. Being the only undergraduate team there, Chang was extremely […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Junior Alaina Gegner spends time with children in the Lift program.

Giving children that extra Lift

After-school program helps children reach their full God-given potentialBy Chin Yi Oh | Echo Lift, a local non-profit after-school program, emphasizes academic achievement, whole person growth and spiritual nurturing for second to fourth grade Eastbrook Elementary students. Through the program, students receive significantly more one-on-one time than a classroom teacher […]

by · September 29, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Kim Case is head of preparation for the Comprehensive Quality Review Team’s arrival in March.

Accreditation plans

Taylor to be re-evaluated in MarchBy Emily Rachelle Russell | Echo A Comprehensive Quality Review Team (CQRT) of select Taylor faculty and staff is meeting biweekly in preparation for a reaccreditation visit from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) reviewers in March 2018. This year marks 70 years since Taylor first […]

by · September 22, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News