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Wesley Howell, director of EMU's Rec/IM department, said goodbye to Eastern Michigan University - and Michigan - at the beginning of the fall semester. After serving the students of EMU for over a year, Howell said he was excited but saddened to announce his acceptance of a position in the recreational facilities at the distinguished Stanford University near Palo Alto, California.
Monday, Sept. 9
A man who previously worked with an after-school program with an elementary school in Ypsilanti is now being charged with sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl.
The second community workshop for the local skating community was hosted by New Line Skateparks on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at the Ypsilanti Township Community Center. Two design concepts were presented and community members discussed which aspects they wish to be in the finalized design.
On Wednesday, Sept. 11, the Design and Science exhibition had its opening reception and round table discussion at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center. The exhibition features projects connecting design and science through models, bio-design and representations of natural data. The exhibition will remain at EMU until Oct. 17.
The Student Body Senate held its first official meeting Tuesday, Sept. 10. QTPOCC Coordinator Ariana Khan observed from the gallery and was able to voice her concerns about the Queer and Trans People of Color Collective not having an adequate voice on campus. QTPOCC is a support group for queer people of color.
On Sept.11, 2019 Eastern Michigan University hosted its eighth 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance at Pease Park.
The Student Body Senate had its first official meeting Sept. 10, following the Summer Summit Orientation meeting last week. Senate Resolution 106-03 was tabled last week and brought back into discussion for this meeting and adopted after a 16-1 vote.
At the Sept. 10 city council meeting, the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) presented a plan that included several parking changes that could debut in in Depot Town and Downtown Ypsilanti within the next year.
Ypsilanti residents woke up on Tuesday morning to a strong odor in the air. Initial accounts of the odor on social media claimed a burning rubber smell, while others claimed they smelled gunpowder.
The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, Sept. 6 around 10:15 p.m. at 1427 Leforge Road in the heart of many apartment complexes.
The first Friday of every month, businesses, musicians and artists come together to create a free event to showcase artistic and cultural features. This past Friday, Sept. 6, the Festival of the Honeybee took place in downtown Ypsilanti.
Eastern Michigan University’s parking structure recently finished renovations that took place over the summer of 2019.
The Eastern Michigan University Student Government held its summer summit orientation meeting Sept. 3 where four new senators were introduced to the organization. The entire Student Government was present to discuss what members, both new and returning, plan to bring to the table this year. The nearly seven hour meeting began by welcoming new thoughts and ideas to this year’s agenda.
Elected student officials met Tuesday, Sept. 3 to discuss procedural matters such as their budget, junior officer procedures and due process for suspended student organizations. Student Body President Ethan Smith called it a “strong meeting with a clear path forward.”
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) sent a request for proposal (RFP) to design an updated foster parent training curriculum to replace the current educational program required of anyone who is interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent. MDHHS has granted Eastern Michigan University with $689,200 to revise this program with more current research-based content.
Eastern Michigan University’s Residence Hall Association had a tent set up Sept. 11 to help students learn more about the organization, win prizes and have the chance to join RHA as a Community Representative.
Members of the Ypsilanti City Council voted to remove gay pride, transgender pride and Black Lives Matter flags from the council chambers during the Aug. 27 meeting.
Dr. Chandler L. Wilson is Eastern Michigan University's new marching band director as of this past summer. Wilson has experience in directing as well as composition.
On Sept. 9, new and returning Eagles had the opportunity to learn more about the wide variety of student organizations Eastern Michigan University has to offer, as over 200 student organizations filled the Student Center patio and University Park.