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EMU Regents wrap up meeting early after disruption from protesters

(03/17/15 2:54pm)

Protesters shut down Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents meeting Tuesday.Students voiced their opposition of the Regents’ continued relationship with the Education Achievement Authority with drum-led chants of “black lives matter” and “we’re so tired of this, let us go home.”Initially, President Susan Martin attempted to speak over the protesters and continue business, however, after protesters stood in front of the Regents and linked hands, the disruption overpowered the meeting and the Regents chose to adjourn."We respect the rights of our students to express their views on important community issues," said Geoff Larcom, executive director of media relations for EMU, after the Regents left the chambers.The Regents would not comment on the disruption or the early adjournment of their regular meeting.While the protest did shut down the regular meeting, the Regents were still able to conduct all necessary business before adjourning.Regent Vicki Reaume proposed a motion to approve all of the items on Tuesday’s docket in the interest of finishing the meeting more quickly.

Musicals that need their own movies

(03/18/15 2:25am)

In the last ten years, there has been Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, Les Miserábles, starring Hugh Jackman and Anne Hathaway, Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, and The Last Five Years, starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan.These adaptations have introduced many people to musical theatre, and also satisfied skeptical diehard fans of the genre.

5 lessons Dr. Seuss taught us

(03/18/15 8:54am)

Some may know him as an environmentalist. Others relate to him as an activist. While both are true, almost every American childhood memory can be traced back to reading at least one of his collection of exciting and rhyming children’s books.Theodor Seuss Gisel, or his pen name Dr. Seuss, was more than just a children’s book author, he was conveyed a message behind each story and pushed widely discussed and sometimes controversial topics.

NFL scouts come to EMU

(03/18/15 11:59am)

Spring football practice continues at Eastern Michigan University, professional scouts stopped by to watch EMU seniors work out.A total of 18 scouts from the National Football League and Canadian Football League visited EMU for the event, which allowed the former Eagles to display their talents in a format that mirrors the NFL Scouting Combine.The students who participated were: Tyler Allen (Lansing, Mich.-Eastern), Campbell Allison(Kagawong, Ontario-Ogdensburg Free Academy), Rob Bolden (Orchard Lake, Mich.-Orchard Lake St.