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Student Government forming Athletic Commission to explore athletic funding process

(11/18/15 8:58am)

Steven Cole, Student Government president, issued executive order 102-02 at the Senate Meeting Tuesday night in the Student Center, to form an ad-hoc commission to explore the process of funding Eastern Michigan University athletics.Senators Joshua Starr and Sam Jones-Darling support the formation of the Athletics Commission to discuss the “complicated topic” and recommend best-spending practices of student tuition dollars.Senator Joseph Pernicano said he thinks the commission is a great idea.“I think this is something a lot of students, not just in Student Government, would definitely be happy that we are working to establish this,” he said.

Indian Student Association celebrates Diwali

(11/18/15 11:20am)

The Student Center's ballroom was filled with well over 100 people for Diwali, Sunday night. This party, held by the Indian Student Association, was for the Hindi holiday.Diwali is a festival of light and celebrated a victory of good over evil, Murali Jujjavarapu, the association’s president said,"Our ultimate goal is to provide diversity and to allow everyone," Shruti Somani, vice president of communications for the association, said.By the D.J., there was a poster of the goddess Lakshmi.

SOS holds discussion on Syrian refugees

(11/21/15 6:52pm)

Students Organize 4 Syria held a discussion about the current status of Syrian refugees Thursday afternoon in the Student Center.The purpose of this discussion was to engage in an open dialogue with Eastern Michigan University students about Syrian refugees following the stereotypes and political statements from recent terrorist attacks.In particular, subsequent to the attack on Paris by the Islamic State terrorist group, State Governor Rick Snyder has paused recent efforts on allowing refugees to enter Michigan.Ahnas Alzahabi, a senior business administration student, is the president of SOS.

The Office for International Students holds annual Thanksgiving dinner

(11/21/15 9:16pm)

Thanksgiving Break is upon us, so Friday the Office for International Students and Scholars hosted the annual International Thanksgiving dinner Friday night in the Student Center.About 80 international and American students had a traditional Thanksgiving meal."It's just a safe place for the international students to experience American culture, to learn the traditions of Thanksgiving and some of the things we have now like football, Black Friday shopping, the Macy's parade,” Emily Boerman, an international student advisor who helped set this up, said.

Dana Dolinoy talks DNA and destiny

(11/21/15 9:29pm)

Dr. Dana Dolinoy, associate professor of nutrition and environmental health from the University of Michigan, presented her lecture Your Epigenome: DNA is not Necessarily Your Destiny on Thursday at the Student Center.The lecture is a part of EMU’s annual George Liepa Sigma Xi speaker series which is inspired by former EMU professor of nutrition, George Liepa.