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“It’s either between Benjamin Harrison or Theodore Roosevelt. Benjamin Harrison, I actually used to know, but I can’t remember anymore. Teddy Roosevelt because one, he was probably one of the coolest presidents we had and the only person we have today that matches him is Vladimir Putin – as in toughness.”
“My favorite president would probably be George Washington. He was one of the founding fathers and I think the idea of coming together and wanting to create a nation that was based on equality, based on freedom and based on using people’s will and determination to grow themselves. I really like that. Maybe it’s not specifically about him, but maybe what he represents.”
Monday, Feb. 16
Eastern Michigan University students taped their mouths shut in a silent protest Thursday.
Eastern Michigan University students took a moment to paws – er, pause – and de-stress with the help of a friendly furry friend as part of Wellness Woof Wednesday.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles fell to visiting Ball State Cardinals on Wednesday, 72-62.
Stephen Henderson, Detroit Free Press editorial editor, will speak on the future of Detroit in his lecture, “Detroit: Is There Life after Bankruptcy?” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday in Pray-Harrold room 216.
A request for legislation was presented asking Ypsilanti City Council to consider a resolution to join the amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court in support of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District and Southern Division order in the case of "Deboer et al v. Richard Snyder."
It seems that year after year Valentine’s Day is losing its luster. Known as the ultimate Hallmark holiday, it’s traditionally the day that couples express their love for each other by exchanging cards and gifts. The Echo asked couples: “Are you planning to celebrate Valentine’s Day? If so, how? If not, why?”
Thursday, Feb. 12
“We have plans to celebrate. We’re going to go out to dinner and a movie, because it’s just nice to spend time together.”
“This Valentine’s Day we do have plans. Before I was with him I never had plans, because I didn’t really celebrate it. But this year, we’re just planning on going to dinner. I have work until 8 p.m. so the next day we will probably do something.”
“We’re going out, because tomorrow is my birthday too. Candy and going out.”
“It will be my first Valentine’s with her. We’re not really doing anything because I’ll be in Grand Rapids and she’ll be here. So, we’re not going to be together on Valentine’s Day. I would love to be. I mean we’re for it. It’s a positive idea and nothing to really look down on. At the same time, everyday should be like Valentine’s.”
“Me and my lovely lady here, we are Christians and we don’t really feel the need to celebrate a certain kind of holiday, such as Valentine’s Day, because it’s so cliché. Every day we celebrate our love together.”
“This will actually be our first Valentine’s Day together. We want to celebrate it, but we’re both working the same day.”
Friday, Feb. 6
The Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety invited students to meet and mingle with its officers on Tuesday afternoon as part of an effort to break down barriers between police and the community.
The Student Senate passed four resolutions at its regular meeting Tuesday. These resolutions included changing office hours, raising wages for all members, adding a new committee and limiting presidential and vice presidential terms.
Dan Harris was on the top of the world in 2004. He had gone from being a local news reporter in New England to working for ABC World News. Then he had a panic attack, and 5.091 million people were watching.