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News briefs, June 13

(06/12/16 5:00am)

Harry Potter is coming to Halle Library all week. According to the EMU event calendar, the National Library of Medicine will be exploring the books with a six person panel who will discuss “the Renaissance scientific traditions of alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.” This free event will take place each day this week and will run all day long.

The fight for more lactation rooms on campus

(05/29/16 7:22am)

This past May, Chontae Sylvertooth, Interim Associate Director of Benefits and Wellness of Eastern Michigan University, distributed a document to the Building Administrator’s during their meeting. According to an online interview done with Brandi Below, a Wellness Center Intern, “the purpose of this document was to inform the EMU building administrators of the history and legal rational behind the request for an increase in lactation spaces on campus.”

News briefs, May 29

(05/29/16 5:16am)

Memorial Day is Monday! In a tradition practiced by communities across the country, Ypsilanti will be having its very own Memorial Day Procession. According to, the parade will have its staging area on Catherine Street and will run down Huron Street to Cross Street, then go past the south side of campus to the cemetery.

Swoop's Student Food Pantry creator awarded 'Outstanding Community Impact' award

(05/14/16 3:44am)

This past April during the Michigan Campus Compact’s annual event at Michigan State University, Haley Moraniec, a social work major from Eastern Michigan University, was awarded the ‘Outstanding Community Impact’ award for her work in developing the Swoop’s Student Food Pantry at EMU.

EMU takes fifth place in forensics competition

(05/01/16 8:36am)

Eastern Michigan University took fifth overall place in the 2016 National Forensics Association’s Competition that took place at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. EMU students were up against more than 500 competitors from more than 80 teams. Categories students competed in varied from Informative Speaking, Persuasive Speaking, Rhetorical Criticism and Poetry Interpretation.

News Briefs, May 1

(05/01/16 8:16am)

College students across the country are finding it increasingly difficult to attend school. According to a study from the Wisconsin Hope Lab, 20 percent of all community college students face hunger and 13 percent are homeless. And at 4 year institutions like Eastern, the hidden problems of debt and not having enough money to buy food exists too. That is why EMU’s student food pantry, Swoop, is hosting an all-day food drive in the Student Center, room 346. This will be Monday, through Thursday, May 2- 5. Students and staff are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to donate. Donation boxes will also be available at the front desk of every residence hall on campus.