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Goodbye, and thank you

Eight instructors are retiringBy Luke A. Wildman | Opinions Editor Ron Benbow Position: Professor of mathematics Length of service: 30 years Taylor origin story: Benbow came to Taylor after teaching for 14 years in the Marion school district. He thought he’d be here for one year, but stayed for 30! A […]

by · May 14, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Many seniors’ first Welcome Weekend memory is patterned with flannel, hay bales and Stetsons thanks to the annual Hoedown, last held in 2014 (photo provided by Ellen Hershberger).

The last four years

Highlights from seniors’ Taylor careersBy Jeff Grogan | Echo Memorable events around campus  Breuninger Hall opened (2013) Breuninger Hall is the newest dorm on campus and houses 150 males and females, according to Taylor’s website. Junior Mark Allsman said he appreciates the mix of students within it’s three floors: “We don’t […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Former first lady and ’68 Taylor alumnus Marylou Habecker visited Taylor campus last Wednesday, and she will be back on campus again for Commencement.

Marylou Habecker to receive honorary doctorate

Former first lady of Taylor will be honored at commencementBy Marian Douglas | Echo When Marylou Habecker received an email from Taylor University announcing the recipient of an honorary degree, she had no idea that she was the one Taylor planned to honor. “I saw the subject and thought, ‘How […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Class of 2017 Infographic

Classy numbers

Interesting facts and statistics about the class of 2017Graphic by Derek Bender | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
President Paul Lowell Haines, the 31st president of Taylor, has more on his plate than some may realize, but hopes to make more time for playing music (photo by Justin Chapman).

The rockstar president

A snapshot of President Lowell Haines’ dayBy Justin Chapman | Echo Early mornings are President Lowell Haines’ friend—5:30 a.m. to be exact. Mornings hold the few moments of calmness before a packed day. Recently, Haines hasn’t had time for nutritious breakfasts. This may be because he has completed his first […]

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
Graphic by Eric Andrews

Academic highlights

A look into a selection of senior accomplishments in each departmentBy Katherine Yeager | Echo

by · May 12, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · Features, News
The lights go on

The lights go on

Taylor’s administration pursues sustainable electricity practices, though the rest of campus has room to grow By Becca Robb | Echo  This is the first in a series of four articles researching environmental sustainability on campus. Topics include electricity, water, food and material waste.  

by · May 10, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Justin Chapman: the past, present and future of the Friday shirt.
Photo credits: Photograph provided by Alan Briggs	Photograph by Mindy Wildman

Hey, Chapman!

The Friday shirt has its heirBy Eric Andrews | Echo The Taylor community will hear the echoing “It’s Friday” yell from freshman Justin Chapman after chapel each Friday for the next three years. With senior Robbie Brandkamp set to graduate in two weeks, the famed orange and purple shirt with the […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Presidential candidates Marine Le Pen, left, and Emmanuel Macron will represent opposing parties in Sunday’s election (photo provided by Claude Truong-Ngoc).

French election nears completion

Candidates clash on global issues and membership status in the European UnionBy Wilson Alexander | Contributor The events of the last twelve months (Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the escalating tensions in North Korea, to name a few) have brought uncertainty to the global political landscape, unknown since […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News
Mike, Leeann and Hope Severe are pictured at Mt. Haleakala National Park in May, 2008, one year after Hope's adoption (photo provided by Mike Severe).

Finding Hope

A Taylor professor’s approach to fostering vulnerable childrenBy Ellen Hershberger | Contributor A teenage girl waits for the results of a pregnancy test. Time stops as a little green plus sign appears on the stick. What now? She tells her parents, her friends, her boyfriend. They end the relationship but […]

by · May 5, 2017 · Comments are Disabled · News