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Ypsilanti, Michigan--Faculty and lecturers at Eastern Michigan University have come forward with plans for an advertisement campaign and actions targeting an outside education firm, Academic Partnerships (AP), from Texas. The purpose of the campaign, spearheaded by union leaders, is to fight against the University’s decision to partner in a 5-year agreement with AP and begin offering fully online Bachelor’s Degree programs through the firm.
On December 16, over 1,700 Eastern Students celebrated the culmination of years of hard work with their friends, family and EMU faculty at the Convocation Center. In President Smith’s speech and letter in the Commencement program he commented “that no one reaches this milestone [graduation] alone,” and offered thanks to those who helped the graduates get to Commencement.
Last week, artistic Eastern students gathered to host “Handmade for the Holidays”. The event was held on Wednesday, December 6, on the first floor of the student center. It was an opportunity for original art to become original gifts this holiday season.
Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music and Dance delivered a full-length ballet recital titled 'Coppélia', accompanied by a noteworthy live orchestral ensemble on Friday Dec 8, at Pease Auditorium. It was nothing short of spectacular.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Program held their ESL Student Symposium on Dec 7, in the Student Center Ballroom.
Engage@EMU, a university office just over a year old, held an open house Friday, Dec. 8 to showcase several programs and invite those interested to see how they can engage with the community.
Sunday, Dec. 3
On Wednesday evening, Dec 6, The Eastern Michigan Emerald Flutes from the School of Music and Dance put on a performance at the Alexander Recital Hall. It was clear that every student put their passion, time, and a great amount of effort into the recital. The Emerald Flutes are taught by Dr. Julie Stone, and a few will occasionally be taught by Dr. Penelope Fischer, who was a member of the Ann Arbor Symphony. This recital was put together and directed by Dr. Stone.
Recently, The New York Times had an article about an unusual trend on YouTube. The YouTube children app, which was first introduced in 2015, is supposed to be an app that can safely show families kid-friendly videos that are on the video-sharing site.
Hailing from Iceland, Björk started as an oddity in the realm of pop-stars in the 1990’s, and has only pushed her quirks further and further with each release since her debut album, appropriately titled Debut, in 1993. Since then her innovations in music and reinventions of herself have proven to be much more than can be expected of your average pop-star. While many people know her simply as a strange woman from a strange land, those who look past first impressions will find an artist whose music is just as unique as her personality.
Eastern Michigan University students sought holiday spirit in the stars at the school’s planetarium on Saturday. “The Seasons of Light” event held by the astronomy department explored how astronomical movements play into many end of the year celebrations and the history behind these celebrations.
A forum discussing Eastern Michigan University’s current budget and Strong Hall renovations was held Tuesday in the student center to the public.
Sunday, Nov. 26
The Eastern Echo sat down to have a chat with Professor David Calonne who teaches in the English Department at EMU and has recently had some of his works published. The discussion began with the question of how Calonne got his inspiration to write his book The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats.