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Jeanette Zalba, EMU Director of Housing and Residence Life, held an open forum on Thursday evening to discuss the concerns following the racist hate speech found on Eastern Michigan University campus. She admitted that addressing concerns following the racially motivated crimes has been a work in progress. To assist in easing the process she invited members of faculty and administration to sit in on the discussion, and to also be potential resources for students.
A recent EMU graduate turned faculty member sent University Christian Fellowship Director Sarah Jackson a message on the morning of the initial discovery of the racist hate speech that was painted on the wall of King Hall, which motivated Pastor Jackson, her staff, and members of UCF to put together a unity rally held just over 48 hours after. Thursday afternoon's rally took place less than 30 minutes after another email update was issued from EMU administration. Students have been voicing concerns that administration is not doing enough to cater to their overall well-being since Tuesday.
A second racial slur was found in the stairwell of Wise Hall while Eastern Michigan University Administration drafted their response to the students challenge for resolutions. Before and after receiving the update from administration the campus community was unsettled from the first and second display of racially targeted hate speech on campus, and hearsay began to spread from residential students outward to the EMU community.
Paul Fricano, Jordann McDermitt and Hylnur Anderesson were all named athletes of the week in their respective sports for their performances over the weekend.
Students protested in front of Welch Hall at Eastern Michigan University on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The protests are a result of the racial slurs found on the wall in the courtyard of King Hall earlier that morning.
Students protest in front of Welch Hall at Eastern Michigan University on Tuesday, Sept. 20. The protests are a result of the racial slurs found on the wall in the courtyard of King Hall earlier that morning.
On Tuesday afternoon over 300 Eastern Michigan University (EMU) students of color marched from the Student Center across EMU's campus to Welch Hall mobilizing after racist vandalism was found painted on the wall of campus building, King Hall. Several student leaders stopped to speak with Interim Provost Rhonda Longworth at Welch Hall. The march then continued down Washtenaw Avenue to the house of the President of Eastern Michigan University.
The aftermath of the hate speech discovered Tuesday morning on EMU’s campus was immediate. Students gathered at the scene of the incident. There were some students that voiced and held signs to display their frustration. Throughout the day faculty, students and other campus patrons visited the scene to get more information, and to show their support against the negative message sprayed on the wall.
On Tuesday Sept. 20, around 9 a.m. graffiti was found on the outer wall of Eastern Michigan University's King Hall depicting hate speech. "KKK" was written in red white and blue, and underneath in bold black read "leave (n words)."
Eastern Michigan (2-1) football faced off against University of North Carolina Charlotte (1-2) and dominated through the passing game and on defense in a 37-19 win in Charlotte.
In the Student Government Political Action Committee meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 resolutions were passed to recommend the appointment of David E. Rutledge and reappointment of Regent Beth Fitzsimmons to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents.
The Eastern Michigan University Special Victims Unit is a five-person task force organized earlier this year to address violent crimes against persons and minimize victimization within the campus community.
Eastern Michigan University’s Delta Sigma Theta, Inc. chapter hosted “Peace of Mind”, a lecture about mental health on Thursday, Sept. 15 at the Student Center.
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The Eastern Michigan volleyball team took on a full plate this past weekend during the Michigan Challenge.
On Wednesday, Sept. 14, EMU campus based organization, Campus Life, held Campus Jam -- an annual free interactive mini carnival held at the Student Center. This event gives students and faculty a fun opportunity to connect with one another as well as various student based organizations.
Eastern Michigan’s basketball team will be hosting tryouts for the upcoming season at the Convocation Center on Sept. 21.
EMU football falls to Missouri 61-21 as the defense allows 647 yards of offense. Todd Porter throws for 287 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.