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Tackling the hard-hitting questions

Be on the lookout for the upcoming issue of The Eastern Echo, on newsstands tomorrow morning. The paper will answer the following burning questions (and probably raise some as well):

  • How does managing editor Al Willman feel about EMU football coach Ron English?
  • How does opinions columnist Jumanah Saadeh feel about gender roles?
  • How does comics editor feel about cats?
  • Who earned the coveted first-ever “Cartoonist of the Month” award?
  • Did the newspaper really dedicate an entire page to the “Breaking Bad” finale?
  • What do EMU students really think about Miley Cyrus’ infamous “Wrecking Ball” video?
  • Is there hope for Eminem?
  • And the answer to the usual question – what’s going on around our lovely campus?
Remember to check the website often for new updates, online exclusives and more.

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Main Student Center parking lot closing August 16-18

Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be closing the main Student Center parking lot August 16-18 for sealing and striping; PPD’s Buildings and Grounds Director Dieter Otto said the lot will reopen August 19, as long as weather conditions permit the work to be completed.

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Additional temporary closings of EMU parking lots

Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be temporary closing several campus parking lots, for sealing and striping, every week from now until the end of August.

Currently the paid McKenny and Hoyt parking lots will be closed through Friday, August 3. Students who live in the Village Residence halls and normally use the Hoyt Parking Lot can park in Green Lot 2.

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The article “Rally supports faculty contract negotiations,” in the June 12 edition of The Eastern Echo, failed to mention the rally took place on June 5 and Anita Amrhein’s name was misspelled as “Amhreim.” Amrhein also said she was misquoted as saying, “Bargaining has been fair and in good faith,” when it should have read, “We are currently bargaining in good faith.”

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Attempted unarmed robbery occurs off campus

Ypsilanti Police reported an Eastern Michigan University student, who is an Open Carry advocate and had his handgun in a holster, was the victim of an attempted unarmed robbery at approximately 9:15 a.m today, off campus in the 300 block of Pearl Street.

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