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The two incidents of hate speech in late September the occurred on Eastern Michigan University campus have revealed issues in communication between faculty, students and members of EMU’s executive team. EMU faculty, student leaders and members of EMU’s executive team have been vocal about a need to address the breakdown in communication as members of each group work toward developing resolutions.
Eastern Michigan University President James Smith met with Faculty Senate members on Wednesday, Oct. 12 to discuss the decision to sell EMU Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake.
State Representative David E. Rutledge served as a guest speaker at the Eastern Michigan University Student Government senate meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 4.
Swoop's Food Pantry expands after first year of operation
The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Resource Center at Eastern Michigan University hosted its annual OUTober Flag Display on the lawn of Pray-Harrold, a campus educational building. About 20 students gathered in the lawn located near the center of campus. They planted hundreds of individual tiny red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple flags to represent a large rainbow flag that symbolizes EMU’s diverse LGBTQ+ community.
Dr. Mae C. Jemison, physician and first African-American woman sent into space, came to Eastern Michigan University Wednesday to discuss the importance of voting.
Sunday, Oct. 2
Eastern Michigan struggled to find a rhythm as it fell to Toledo , 35-20 at Rynearson Stadium on Saturday.
Eastern Michigan University administration is in the process of working with black student leaders of EMU Black Student Union, EMU NAACP Chapter, and more to form resolutions three weeks following the incidents of racist hate speech being painted on the wall of King Hall, and then two days later being written in the stairwell of Wise Hall. The aftermath has led to an increase in communication between the executive team, EMU Public Safety, faculty, and students.
A group of Eastern Michigan University students, alumni, faculty, authorities and administration rallied together on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Eastern Michigan University senators voted on several resolutions ranging from discontent over dining services transparency, two provisional senator nominations, EMU Board of Regents candidate recommendations to Gov. Rick Snyder and student organization delegates. The three hour meeting was held on Tuesday, Sept. 20.
This week the Eastern Michigan University’s Annual Security
Report and Annual Fire Safety Report was released to the EMU community in an
email, containing factual numbers for any crimes that occurred on campus during
Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw County’s Legal Resource Center at the Washtenaw County Courthouse in Ann Arbor provides paralegal students with hands on experience beyond the classroom. The program teaches students how to assist members of the community with filling out court forms in civil areas such as divorce, custody, and personal protection orders and the general court system.
While October is known by most for Halloween and the beginnings of autumn, the LGBTQ+ community at Eastern Michigan University considers it OUTober.
In a brief meeting that lasted several minutes on Friday, Sept. 30 the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved the two-year collective bargaining agreement between the university and the EMU Federation of Teachers.
According to Eastern Michigan University’s Office of
Financial Aid, 76 percent of undergraduate students receive some type of
financial aid. This high percentage means that many students at EMU are eager
to fill out their FAFSA forms once they become available for the upcoming
school years to ensure that they receive the most aid that they can to pay
The Eastern Michigan volleyball team finally made its way back home following a pair of road Mid-American Conference opponent matchups last week to take on the Western Michigan Broncos Friday, Sept. 29, at 7 pm in the Convocation Center. The team was fresh off of a 1-1 weekend the week prior and looked to take more steps in the right direction.
Efforts at Eastern Michigan University have been actively influencing students to practice their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election on November 8.
Eastern Michigan (4-1) defeated Bowling Green (1-4) on
Saturday, 28-25, as they pick up their first Mid-American Conference win of the year.
As the investigation of the two racist graffiti incidents on campus last week continues Eastern Michigan University President James Smith announced that the reward for information leading to the arrest of the person or people involved has been doubled.