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Eastern Michigan University’s Best Buddies student chapter will hold the 18th annual Best Buddies Ball March 14 in the Student Center Ballroom.
In honor of Women’s History month, The Echo asked students: “Who is your favorite female in history and why?”
“I’m going to go with Rosa Parks because she started a movement that most people, back then, probably wouldn’t have been strong enough to be able to stand out against the grain.”
“I’m going to go with Marie Curie because I think she was a pioneer , not only in science, but for women in science. And she actually made a personal sacrifice, both health wise and mental health wise to advance her field of study and to advance women’s positions in her field of study .”
“Angelina Jolie. I think she’s really inspiring because she doesn’t really care about other people’s opinions and she just works on herself and being a better person.”
“The one that really sticks out for me is Eleanor Roosevelt. She was such a leader in social justice and used her power for wonderful things, for all women and minorities.”
“Jackie Kennedy because she was just all about standing up for what she believed in and even after the JFK assassination, she still stood for what she believed.
“I want to say Oprah just because I’ve done research on the service projects that she’s done. I like how, yeah, she does have a lot of money, but she’s very giving with it. And not just in our country, but in other countries and that’s why I admire her.”
James Turnquist has been named by Ypsilanti police as a person of interest in the murder of his stepdaughter, Julia Niswender.
By the end of the 2015 winter semester, all student-athletes will complete education and training for Eastern Michigan University’s “Step Up, Stand Up: Be An Active Bystander” program.
While Eastern Michigan University students took last week off, the men’s basketball team continued to work, but fell short by going 1-2 during the break.
Student Government held two regular committee meetings on Tuesday, March 3, coming off winter break.
Friday, March 6
The first floor of the Student Center was filled with laughter as students participated in a spontaneous set up of games. A performing arts class put on this event in order to explore performance art in the form of a game.
Students worked together to prepare a healthy breakfast and learn about nutrition with the Office of Nutrition Services on Tuesday.
The Women’s Resource Center has opened nominations for the Women of Excellence Luncheon. The deadline to nominate a female faculty or staff member or student is 5 p.m. on March 18.
Eastern Michigan University’s Student Government continued its dysfunction over the course of winter recess. Impeachment resolutions were filed against student government president Desmond Miller and senators William McDonald and Joseph Pernicano.
The Women’s Resource Center hosted a discussion called “Let’s Be Honest” in room 300 of the Student Center, March 19.
Since graduating Eastern Michigan University in the spring of 2014, Honors alum Nino Monea has been making the most out of living in Cambridge, Mass., while attending Harvard Law School, including enjoying the local cuisine, right down to the clam chowder.