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An Oct. 8 article by The Eastern Echo explained the work Student Body President Matthew Norfleet has done to further an Eastern Michigan University “Dream Act.” This policy would give EMU Foundation scholarships to the children of illegal immigrants
because they have to pay out-of-state tuition.
Abigail Fisher is a white Texan who applied to the University of Texas and was denied admission. On Oct. 10, NPR further explained that Fisher claims the denial was caused by her skin color; that is, because the University of Texas utilizes race conscious admission policies, otherwise known as affirmative action. As the Supreme Court is now hearing her case against the University of Texas, and affirmative action at large, we would do well to consider the issue, too.
The rise of the smartphone has been a major boon for nearly everyone who has one in the palm of their hand. It sends and receives text messages all over the world, stores your music catalog, takes photos, gives you directions when you get lost, looks up that author whose name you can’t remember and I guess makes phone calls, too. Unfortunately, it also causes many of us to pay less attention to our real-world surroundings and the human beings in them.
The University of Texas put an interesting spin on the tired debate concerning affirmative action when Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito challenged a particular statement within a brief from the university. Apparently, UT “seeks black and Latino students who grew up in affluent families with professional parents,” according to Los Angeles Times writer David Savage.
America is divided. Partisanship has fractured the nation, immobilizing our government and rendering any meaningful discussion fruitless and a wasted effort. However, from the ashes of cooperation and mutual self interest, a new hope has arisen. A new age is dawning in American politics, if only we seize the light of change before the reactionaries of the past snuff it out in the name of the status quo.
There is a problem in this country that neither the incumbent president nor the new contender for the presidency seems prepared to address: American capitalism doesn’t work. It hasn’t worked properly for decades, but now it is even more so out of whack.
The presidential race has been interesting to say the least, particularly in the last few weeks. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney had an excellent debate performance in Denver, President Barack Obama benefited from the unemployment rate dropping to a notably low 7.8 percent and Sesame Street’s Big Bird may possibly sue for defamation. One issue both candidates are remaining relatively quiet about (relative to the economy anyway) is an incredibly important one: foreign policy.
The president was the favorite against Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney leading into the first debate last week, but he came out looking like the challenger. In fact, President Barack Obama performed so poorly that many Democrats have taken to the airwaves in an attempt to make excuses for him.
Look down at the shoes of women around Eastern Michigan University’s campus on a typical day of school and you’ll see that, for the most part, women in this area make sensible choices: sneakers, flats and the unfortunately ubiquitous Uggs. But when class is out and it’s time for a night on the town, too many women swap comfort and solid ground to wobble in high heels.
When is the right time to invest in national infrastructure? Is it before a bridge collapses? Perhaps when the economy is down and an infusion of jobs is needed? What if the nation’s symbol for democracy – the Capitol – was literally falling down? How about then?
The first presidential debate of 2012, let’s do this. In what came as a surprise to probably everyone, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney came across as the clear winner.
When you buy a toaster, don’t you have the right to resell it? Apparently troubled record label EMI Music thinks differently. Earlier this year, EMI sued startup company ReDigi.com for what it claims is copyright infringement.
Often before more youthful crowds when the question of marijuana legalization arises, President Barack Obama displays an annoying habit: He chuckles.
It’s occurred to me recently that the music we listen to is subtly changing. This change is understandable as music (like many things) evolves over time. But, in recent years, can we say we’ve had a part in this evolution?
If you haven’t noticed the chalk on the sidewalks around Eastern Michigan University’s campus, random strangers asking for your vote on your emich.edu account or Eagle Nation’s energized (perhaps even more energized than usual) personnel, I should inform you that it’s that special time of year: Homecoming.
This fall, the American Civil Liberties Union is challenging an important question being asked before a person receives a ballot to vote, “Are you a US citizen?” The question represents the fact that voting is a constitutional right reserved for U.S. citizens only. Why is it a bad thing?
In Michigan, there are no laws requiring anyone to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle. But while the law has nothing to say on the matter, the perceived danger of riding a bike without a helmet effectively discourages regular and casual bike riding, making cyclists less safe.
Though much of the current chatter around political circles is centered on the economy and President Barack Obama’s performance on fixing it, presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s campaign has struggled to stay on message to hammer home the president’s performance in his first term.
Violent demises in my hometown sadly have come to a point where they are now common – one tale more horrific than the last. On CNN, Saginaw, Mich. made national attention with a video shot by a motorist of the July 1 killing of a homeless man by six officers over an unpaid cup of coffee.
Belle Isle has seen better days, and by that I mean it’s kind of full of garbage. Some people, including Michigan’s government, are trying to fix that. Some people, presumably with brain damage, are opposed to this.