Sunday, Oct. 14
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Sunday, Oct. 14
In a move that precedes his leaving of office at the end of the year, Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed his close adviser, Richard Baird, to Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents. Baird will be replacing Regent Michael Morris on the board, with fellow regent, Michael Hawks, being reappointed to the board.
Sunday, Oct. 7
Students of the LGBT community were encouraged to meet new friends through Eastern Michigan University student organization Queer Unity for Eastern Students’ annual speed-friending event Thursday, Oct. 13.
Freshmen Lorraine Walsh (left) and Jasmine Broton (right) came together to speed friending in hopes of making some new friends from the LGBT community.
The Ypsilanti District Library, also known as the YDL, brought the popular speech organization TED to Washtenaw County through TEDxYDL.
Volunteers from Washtenaw International High School assisted in the annual creation of the giant pride flag for Eastern Michigan University’s OUTober events on Friday, Sept. 28.
Sunday, Sept. 23
Students and their families got to know the campus and the Ypsilanti area during Eastern Michigan University's Family Weekend from Sept 28. through Sept. 30.
Friday, August 24
In another step forward for the University in light of many budget-cut related complications, the State of Michigan Court of Claims has dismissed a lawsuit against the Eastern Michigan University for the cutting of four sport programs. University officials received notification of the Court’s ruling on August 31. This decision follows the August 24 dismissal of a Federal Office of Civil Rights complaint against the university on the same topic.
Sunday, Sept. 16
Despite the backlash that remains from the spring sport cut announcement, Eastern Michigan University is moving forward following the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) dismissing a Title IX complaint against the university, on August 24. The complaint alleged that EMU discriminated against female athletes via the elimination of the women’s tennis and softball programs, thus not providing equal opportunities for members of both sexes in the athletic department.
Al Davey, student, Editor-in-Chief of Cellar Roots and friend to many at Eastern Michigan University, died by suicide on July 3 at age 20. They are survived by their parents, Jeff and Mariann; their sisters, Claire and Caitlin; as well as friends and the EMU community.
After a rally where student athletes and alumni protested the cut of four sports, arguments continued into the scheduled Board of Regents meeting Friday, April 20.
In a continued effort to urge the reversal of Eastern Michigan University’s decision to cut four sports from their athletic program, students, staff and alumni gathered outside Welch Hall in protest Friday, April 20.