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Quirk-Sponberg Theatre, previously Quirk Theatre, was built in 1958 and renovated to add Sponberg Theatre in 1985. Named after Daniel L. Quirk Jr. and Harold Sponberg, respectively, Quirk-Sponberg holds Communication, Fine Arts and Theatre programs for EMU.
It was announced Monday, Nov. 11, that GameAbove, an Eastern Michigan University alumni group, would be donating $3.5 million to faculty initiatives and development along with student needs. In their donation, GameAbove gifted $2 million to the "Game Above, Faculty First" initiative and $1.5 million to a second initiative under the name of "Students Matter Most.” This lump-sum gift is the group's first donation to the university with the group having a long term vision to, "sustain and enhance the high-achieving uniqueness that is EMU," according to GameAbove Spokesperson, Denis Wolcott.
Members of the Business and Finance Committee voted on Resolution 106-10 during the meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12.
The Business and Finance Committee started their Nov. 12 meeting with a budget of $34,889.66 for student organizations and a budget of $31,979.75 for club sports.
Classes have have been cancelled Tuesday, Nov. 12, for Ypsilanti Community Schools and the Early College Alliance @ EMU as of 12 a.m. A winter weather advisory was in effect until Tuesday at 12:00 a.m.
Eastern Michigan University’s Native American Student Organization (NASO) and Center of Race & Ethnicity (CORE) teamed up to host their Native Women: Beyond Statistics presentation Nov. 12.
Eastern Michigan University held its bi-annual Graduate Open House in the Student Center Ballroom Nov. 9.
According to various sources, on Nov 1, 2019 an attempted homicide via shooting occurred at the Country Meadows apartment complex, located at 212 Stevens Dr, Ypsilanti, Michigan. This location is within the boundaries of Ypsilanti Charter Township, to the south of W. Cross St within the vicinity of Washtenaw International High School.
Monday, Nov. 4
Eastern Michigan University held an event on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with guest speaker Dominique Jackson from the FX show “Pose.” The event featured an hour-long discussion with Jackson.
Amin Hasanzadeh, 42, is an Ypsilanti engineer who has been arrested for allegedly stealing confidential information from his employer and sending it to his brother who is connected to Iran’s nuclear weapon industry.
During the Senate meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5, two resolutions were passed.
The Business and Finance Committee held a makeup meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to correct a communication error between Director Mohammad Aggour and two student organizations, as well as to vote on a resolution.
November is Native American Heritage Month. It is a "time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people."
“That was really cool!” exclaimed one child after seeing Deanna Bedoun balancing a hula hoop surrounded by flames on her face. She was just one of the performers at the All Hallows Illumination event at Frog Island Park.
Haab’s, a local restaurant in downtown Ypsilanti, was robbed around 7:48 p.m. on Oct. 31. Ypsilanti Police are now on the lookout for the two masked men who were armed with handguns at the scene.
The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a recent burglary of the local non-profit organization, Ypsilanti Meals on Wheels. Their building at 1110 W Cross St. was broken into Oct. 25 at approximately 4:30 a.m. with only their safe being stolen.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the Business and Finance Committee allocated a total of $8,318.71, with the senators allocating $4,018.71, to student organizations and $4,300 to club sports.
Contrary to common belief, dementia is more than just memory loss. Dementia causes changes in cognition and personality, impairs judgement and makes it difficult for a person to perform activities of daily living. Alzheimer's is the most common cause while vascular dementia ranks second.
The Eastern Michigan University Dean of Students, Ellen Gold, presented during the student affairs meeting of the Board of Regents on Thursday, Oct. 24. She provided to the audience the objectives and abilities of her department in assisting students through barriers. According to Gold, the bottom line of her office is to create a culture of care "which acts as a kind of mantra.” The office aims to help walk students through situations that may act as a barrier a students academic carrier or when they may ask themselves the question, according to Gold, of "What do I do?"