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Are college students overworking themselves?

(01/23/15 1:49pm)

I think it’s safe to say that the U.S. is a country of workaholics. To be lounging around in the summer months in high school is deemed laziness, college has turned into an assumed pre-requisite for employment instead of learning for learning’s sake and the second thing your uncle asks you about at Christmas dinner after your grades is where you’re working.Don’t get me wrong, I’m a huge supporter of young adults learning responsibility and not getting life handed to them, but there seems to be far too many students on campus who are putting working their fifteen, twenty, even thirty hours a week before school.For some students, a job is a must if they want to stay in school at all.

Reporter, author visits EMU to talk Detroit revival

(01/21/15 1:08pm)

John Gallagher, journalist and author, visited Eastern Michigan University Tuesday evening to kick off the three-part lecture series, “The Future of Urban Michigan,” hosted by the Political Science department.Gallagher is a veteran reporter at the Detroit Free Press, where he co-wrote the award-winning enterprise story “How Detroit went broke” with EMU and Echo alumnus Nathan Bomey.

News briefs, Jan. 25

(01/25/15 8:50am)

Monday, Jan. 26"And There’s the Humor of It": Shakespeare and the Four HumorsCome and examine the intersection of medical theory and literature with this panel exhibition on loan from the National Library of Medicine, all day at the Halle Library.Workplace Equality; LGBT Polices and PracticeState Senator Rebekah Warren and a panel of researchers, advocates, and Human Resource professionals examine impacts of workplace discrimination.

Yankee Air Museum to relocate at Willow Run bomber plant

(01/25/15 1:22pm)

A piece of history contiguous with Ypsilanti will be preserved for future generations because a remnant of the industrialized war effort from the World War II-era has been saved from destruction.After raising more than $5 million, the Yankee Air Museum will relocate into the old Willow Run bomber plant, and the move is scheduled to take place in the summer of 2017.