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News briefs, June 13

  • Harry Potter is coming to Halle Library all week. According to the EMU event calendar, the National Library of Medicine will be exploring the books with a six person panel who will discuss “the Renaissance scientific traditions of alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.” This free event will take place each day this week and will run all day long.

A possible look at EMU's dining services

The Board of Regents is considering privatizing Eastern Michigan University’s Dining Services. This cost saving measure could affect concessions at the Crossroads Marketplace, Dinning Commons, Convocation Center and half a dozen of the small shops sprinkled throughout campus.

“It could turn out we stay with the current dinning services,” Executive Director of Media Relations Geoff Larcom said to a journalist from M-Live last May.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the move comes from a report calling for the university to reduce expenditures by $27 million.

A request for proposals on a privatization plan was released by the university on April 25, with a due date of May 13.

We will prevail, 2022: Satirical Essay

President Donald Trump spoke today about the conflict in China and how the recent bombing raid on Hong Kong has paved the way for American victory.

“The Chinese don’t have any clue what hit them,” he said.

Looking into the benefits of obtaining a mentor

According to, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, 90 percent more interested in becoming a mentor later in life, and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.

The fight for more lactation rooms on campus

This past May, Chontae Sylvertooth, Interim Associate Director of Benefits and Wellness of Eastern Michigan University, distributed a document to the Building Administrator’s during their meeting.

News briefs, May 29

  • Memorial Day is Monday! In a tradition practiced by communities across the country, Ypsilanti will be having its very own Memorial Day Procession. According to, the parade will have its staging area on Catherine Street and will run down Huron Street to Cross Street, then go past the south side of campus to the cemetery.

Police blotter, May 29

Friday, May 13, 2016.

  • A fight around the corner of Pearl and Normal Streets caught the attention of the Ypsilanti Police Department and the Department of Public Safety at 5:10 a.m.