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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.
Eastern Michigan University, along with fellow Washtenaw County schools teamed up to host the fifth annual “Bright Futures” event on August 20. The event was held at Washtenaw Community College in the liberal arts building.
Phase one of the $16 million renovation to the REC/IM will not be open in time for the start of the fall 2019 semester as originally expected. A delay in receiving materials is the cause for the hold up.
One hundred forty-two Eastern Michigan University employees are set to retire from the university within the next year.
Dawn Farm, a local Ypsilanti treatment center, will be hosting its annual Jamboree celebration Sunday, September 8 from 1 to 6 p.m.. Dawn Farm will be featuring a new event with the introduction of the youth pie bake-off.
Eastern Michigan University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company through its highly competitive Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3).
Over the past few years, gun violence has become a nationwide problem and growing concern for citizens. In the city of Ypsilanti, there appears to be no exception.
In honor of the 20th annual National Farmers Market Week (August 4 -10, 2019), the Washtenaw County Farmers Market has introduced a new way to attract visitors: a passport.
Council Member Annie Somerville and social equity activist Chris Jackson hosted the City of Ypsilanti’s first town hall about recreational marijuana use and corresponding social equity plan on August 8, 2019. Residents filed into City Hall at 6 p.m. to participate in the discussion.
There was something for everyone at this year’s annual Thunder Over Michigan air show, hosted by Yankee Air Museum on August 3-4. Aviation and military enthusiasts lined the grounds of Willow Run Airport to watch as the show featured new and classic air crafts as well as a variety of activities for the younger crowd.
Daniel Holtzclaw’s appeal to have his 263-year sentence reduced was denied on August 1 in Oklahoma City. Holtzclaw played for the Eastern Michigan football program from 2005-2008. He was born on December 10, 1986 and played linebacker at Enid High School before attending EMU. He graduated with a criminal justice degree in 2010 and went back to Oklahoma where he worked for the Oklahoma City Police Department.
The EMU Student Center hallways were filled with plenty of young potential on Thursday, August 1 as 27 members of the Girls in Engineering Academy presented their final STEM projects.
Most students are prepared to face the expected stresses of college such as staying up late to study for exams or doing copious amounts of homework. However, some students have additional worries on their plate. With college tuition on the rise across the country, reports of food and housing insecurity among college students are on the rise, too.
The Ypsilanti City Council approved a purchase during the July 16 city council meeting that will bring affordable housing with an emphasis on senior housing to Ypsilanti.