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The LGBT Resource Center (LGBTRC) hosted its annual LGBTailgate on Oct. 9 in honor of homecoming week. At the event, students could enjoy food, friendship and a wide variety of outdoor activities, including corn hole, life-size Jenga, Connect Four and more.
The annual Latin Night celebration took place Oct. 3 at the McKenny Ballroom. Latin Night was put on by the Latinx Student Association (LSA) and sponsored by the Center of Race & Ethnicity.
When it comes to guns in America, the State of Michigan is no stranger. Since 2017, over 11,000 deaths have been related to firearms. There are 993,026 Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPL) holders out of a million in the state of Michigan as of April 2018.
EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology hosted 150 Plymouth-Canton high school students for the national Manufacturing Day, which was Oct. 4. This day is dedicated to correcting misconceptions about modern-day manufacturing.This will be EMU’s third year holding such an event.
Monday, Sept. 30
WonderFool Productions, a non-profit arts organization working with the Ann Arbor community to produce events, has teamed up with the Ypsilanti community to produce the fourth annual YpsiGLOW which will take place on Oct. 25 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on N. Washington Street between Pearl Street and Michigan Avenue. The event is free and for all ages.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, pediatrician, professor and public health advocate whose research exposed the Flint water crisis, held a lecture, Q & A and book signing for her book What the Eyes Don't See on Thursday, Oct. 4 at EMU’s Student Center. The 2018 book was named one of the 100 most notable books of the year by The New York Times. Over 400 students attended the event.
After 46 years of business, the Rutherford Pool bathhouse will undergo a major renovation at the end of the year that will include plumbing and electrical upgrades as well as adding gender neutral and family changing rooms.
The Eastern Michigan University Police released an update on the armed robbery/carjacking incident that occurred Oct. 1 at 10:31 p.m. in the Pease Auditorium Lot.
The Student Services committee of student government met Tuesday to finalize events and establish timelines for programs this semester.
The Eastern Michigan University Police Department is currently investigating an armed robbery/carjacking that happened at the Pease A-1 lot on Oct. 1, reported at 10:31 p.m.
Director of Business and Finance Mohammad Aggour voiced his concerns of overspending after allocating $13,200 to four student organizations and two club sports at the last Business and Finance Committee meeting.
According to a survey conducted by the Institute for International Education of Students (IES), 95% of the students surveyed said that studying abroad served as an incentive for increased maturity, 96% reported increased self-confidence and 95% said it had a lasting impact on their view of the world.
Monday, Sept. 23
The Civil Rights Movement has long passed but economic, political and social disparity still exist. Dr. Barbara Patrick, a political science professor at Eastern Michigan University, gave a presentation on Sept. 24 to address how racial segregation and discrimination are being challenged by the millennial generation.
EMU’s SAFE Now hosted the third annual Walk for Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness on Friday, Sept. 27. The event aimed to start a conversation about mental health and suicide prevention in a way that will raise awareness and reduce the stigma. It was co-hosted by Active Minds and CAPS.
Director of Business and Finance Mohammad Aggour gave his executive report at the Senate meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24, regarding the previous week’s committee meeting. Aggour discussed how more money was allocated at the meeting than what was initially agreed upon to stay on budget.
The EMUsic Festival took place on Thursday, Sept. 27. Various musicians of various genres performed at the University Park. The event was free but there was a donation box, and bake sale, benefiting the American Red Cross.
YpsiWrites is a new initiative that will place writing centers at all three locations of the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) to extend the writing support already present for EMU students into the Ypsilanti community.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, Sept. 24 that the House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. Pelosi accused Trump of violating the Constitution by seeking help from a foreign leader to tarnish a political opponent for his own gain.