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News Brief: April 9

Eastern Michigan University hosts open house at Livonia campus

Eastern Michigan University hosts an open house at its Livonia campus, Wednesday, April 26, from 4 p.m.

EMU Theatre's Spring Awakening

Eastern Michigan University’s Theatre Department opened “Spring Awakening”, March 31. The thought-provoking rock musical features mature themes such as abortion, rape, and suicide, so the show had a diverse affect on audience that ranged from college students to grandparents.

Kelly Fielder, a EMU alumna, said, “I was looking around to gauge people’s reactions, thinking some would be frightfully astonished, and everyone seemed so respectful and right there with the actors.

Guest opinions column

On November 8, 2016 Americans went to the polls across the country to cast their ballot for the next President of the United States, since then disappointment, investigations and anxiety have followed.

A Letter to the Editor: Animal Rights

Dear Readers,

Pigs are well known in North America for one thing in particular: bacon. If people knew that pigs are kept in tiny gestation crates their entire lives, they might take a second look at what they are about to eat.

Professor of disability studies speaks abolition of institutionalization

Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo presented her lecture “Epistemologies of Abolition” as part of the Philosophy Speaker Series on Thursday, March 23 at Halle Library.

Moshe’s lecture focused on the institutionalization of disabled people, which is the movement of people outside of large residential institutions for people with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric hospitals and looking at these as forms of incarceration.