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This year’s Black History Month celebration is themed around voting, this year being the 100th anniversary of the nineteenth amendment, which gave women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the fifteenth amendment, which gave black men the right to vote.
Monday, Feb. 3
On Feb. 6 EMU's Honors College held a lecture titled "Our World, Our Story: A Conversation with Jay’Len Boone." Boone is the eighth United States Youth Observer to the United Nations. This event was open to all EMU students and the general public and toward the end of the event, the audience could participate in open discussion panel with Boone and take photographs with him.
Results from the Washtenaw County specimen as mentioned in a previous article from the Echo was confirmed negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus as of Jan 31.
EMU Symphony Orchestra, consisting of 48 musicians under the direction of conductor Dr. Chad Hutchinson, performed in Pease Auditorium on Friday, Feb. 8.
The City of Ypsilanti has yet to issue permits for recreational marijuana to be sold in the city’s several marijuana dispensaries, but that will be changing soon, with the city now accepting applications to receive a permit.
Parking updates are coming this year for the city of Ypsilanti. The initiative aims to resolve the shortage of parking throughout the city by monetizing parking in Ypsilanti.
The 4th annual ‘Moments of Color’ showcase was held on Tuesday, Feb. 5 kicking off Black History Month by honoring a variety of important African American figures throughout history.
A car accident occurred on Monday, Feb. 3 just off the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The accident was in view of the the Mark Jefferson Science Complex and McKenny Hall. This is within the jurisdiction of Ypsilanti City police and first responders.
In the Jan. 10 edition of Ypsilanti’s bi-weekly newsletter to the public, a variety of updates to the city were noted, including that “Ypsi will still be tight on public safety staffing, despite us likely adding staff for the third consecutive budget year. That should tell you how much our city had to cut staff in the key departments of Police and Fire over the last 15 years or so. Our officers and firemen are doing a lot with a little, our hats are off to them."
Monday, Jan. 27
From Jan. 10 until Jan. 31 the Riverside Arts Center held their most recent exhibit, entitled “Insecurity."
The results of three specimens’, two from Washtenaw and one from Macomb counties, came back negative for the 2019 Novel Coronavirus. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Washtenaw County Health Departments are still waiting on the results of another specimen from Washtenaw County.
On Thursday Jan. 31, 2020 an Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety training occurred at Buell Residence Hall around 11:30 a.m.
The Ypsilanti water tower, which goes by many names, stands tall at the highest point of elevation in the city: the intersection of Cross and Summit streets.
The Business and Finance Committee allocated a total of $4,601.64 to Club Sports at their meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from their total budget of $25,752.78.
The Business and Finance Committee at Eastern Michigan University began their meeting on Jan. 28 with a student organization budget of $23,462.41. They allocated a total of $4,316.19 to student organizations by the end of the meeting.
On Tuesday, Jan. 28, dietetics students and Eagle Nutrition Services hosted a home-cooking class at Rackham Hall. For $5 participants were instructed on healthier home cooking by EMU dietetics students.
"A Playback for the Decade,“ a 6 Figures Performance took place on Tuesday, Jan. 28, in EMU’s Quirk Sponberg Theatre - 107 Lab Theatre. Conducted by Dr. Anita Rich, students performed a series of improvisational skits.
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) Student Government met Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020.