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Inside the 100-year-old building that houses the Riverside Arts Center, the staccato tapping of typewriter keys rang out against the tiled floor and wood-trimmed walls. Along the wall of the studio sat the “futurologists,” each with a typewriter positioned in front of them. Rolls of paper flowed from the typewriters, creeping across the floor toward the audience. On either side of the instrumentalists were Eastern Michigan University Professor Carla Harryman and University of Michigan Professor Petra Kuppers. Together, their combined voices and typewriter sounds created a symphony of words and noises. This is Hannah Cut In, an original piece created by Professor Harryman and originally performed for the Poets Theater 2017 conference at UC Berkeley.
Pete Murdock, Ypsilanti’s former mayor and longest serving city council member, died on Saturday, May 4 at the age of 76 after battling an illness.
If you follow high school sports in Downriver Michigan, you most likely know the name Frank Wladyslawski. He is a multimedia sports journalist that reports for the News-Herald and Dearborn Press & Guide. His section for the News-Herald is called the “MIprepzone," where he and his team of freelance reporters get the latest games and tournaments covered for the Downriver and Huron leagues.
“No matter how rich, wealthy, or accustomed you may be, if I can’t hold a conversation with you, I can’t see myself working under you,” Eastern Michigan student Xavier Cheatum said.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY (EMU) - Graduates, parents and friends gathered at the Convocation Center to celebrate commencement on Sunday, April 28.
Swoop’s Pantry is a “word of mouth” type of place. Nestled in the bottom floor of Pierce Hall is the non-profit food pantry. A few EMU students could be around but it is limited to just that. Swoop’s is not as busy as an Eagle Café like those at Pray-Harrold and the College of Business. This location on campus is quiet but has shelves full of valuables at no cost to you.
You scroll through your social media feed; it could be Twitter or Instagram. Many topics and posts show up like comedy or news. A friend’s post enters position on your phone screen and it is a gym selfie. You might have seen them before.
Monday, April 15
During the last student affairs committee meeting of the 2018-2019 academic year, regents received presentations and concerns from Student Government, Housing and Residence Life and EMU's Children Institute, as well as campus leader Aaron Kempa. The presentations took place Tuesday, April 23, in Welch Hall with an audience of 40 to 50 people listening to the updates.
View the live blog from this meeting.
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Like many students, Chris Casillas didn't feel the need to read the EMU student code of conduct or the Housing Department's guide to campus living. However, after February's racial incident in Best Hall, he wishes he had.
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EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - The Created Equal organization set up in front of the Marshall building around 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 to promote their pro-life and anti-abortion views to the students of EMU. The organization was partnered with Protect Life at EMU.
EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY - A controversial phrase was discovered on the free speech walls outside of Pray Harold on Thursday. The phrase, “It’s okay to be white,” was written on both sides of each wall. The message was painted over a Nipsey Hussle tribute.
Walter Cronkite, a pioneer broadcast journalist was the head anchor for CBS Evening News from its original launch in April 16, 1962 until his last show on the air March 6, 1981. Cronkite became a household name, a true American icon and a lead anchor during his time.
Monday, April 8
The 106th Student Senate was sworn in Tuesday, April 9 at the Student Center. Student Body President Candice Crutcher did the honors, welcoming in six new and 13 returning senators.
YPSILANTI, Mich. – Eastern Michigan University’s Student Body President Candice Crutcher signed an executive order suspending the Black Student Union (BSU) from receiving funding from Student Government until they pay back over $1,000 that was loaned to them at the beginning of August 2018.
This story will be updated as more information is learned and an official statement is released by the Pittsfield Township Department of Public Safety on the cause of the explosion. Last updated at 5:59 p.m.