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James Patton was named the new offensive line coach for the Eastern Michigan football team by head coach Chris Creighton on Jan. 16, and that should have fans, myself included, very excited. Patton was the offensive quality control assistant for the University of Pittsburgh the past two seasons.
EMU women’s basketball participated in a conference matchup against the Akron Zips on Wednesday after coming off a win in a previous game against Western Michigan. EMU was looking for their second-straight MAC win of the season. The Eagles sought to do so all while being short-handed by having only eight players suit up. The Eagles still managed to pick up a win on the road, pushing their record to 9-6 with a final score of 72-60.
Keith Boykin, a nationally known political commentator and author, will serve as the keynote speaker for Eastern Michigan University’s (EMU) 33rd annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the Student Center Auditorium.
Keith Boykin is notable for his recurring appearances on CNN where he weighs in on political matters and his platform is amplified through his activity on Twitter. His work consistently analyzes and challenges questionable policy and methodology affecting the world.
EMU will witness nine years of growth since the last time Keith visited EMU to deliver the keynote address for the 21st annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. In 2010, his motivational message encouraged listeners to free themselves of restrictive thinking and manifest their limitless abilities.
Himself a graduate of Dartmouth College and Harvard Law School, Keith currently teaches at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University in New York and continues to write.
A New York Times best-selling and Lambda Literary Award-winning author for his work includes: For Colored Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Still Not Enough: Coming of Age, Coming Out, and Coming Home (2012); Beyond the Down Low: Sex, Lies, and Denial in Black America (2004); Respecting the Soul: Daily Reflections for Black Lesbians and Gays (1999); and One More River to Cross: Black and Gay in America (1996).
Keith is an expert in politics and policy due to over 25 years of learning and experiencing. Previously having served as a White House aide to President Bill Clinton, and has worked on over six political campaigns, including two Presidential campaigns.
Prior to CNN, he worked as a CNBC contributor, MSNBC commentator and BET columnist.
The Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration keynote address will be located at 900 Oakwood St. Ypsilanti, Mich. Entry is free and open to the public. Due to limited auditorium seating, overflow seating will be available in Student Center Rm 310 A/B.
Boubacare Toure’s 15 points and inside dominance combined with Paul Jackson’s 15 points were not enough to break Eastern Michigan University’s nine-year losing streak at the Rhodes Arena, Jan. 15.
President Trump announced there is a humanitarian crisis at our southern board Tuesday night in a presidential address. He is unwilling to support a spending bill proposed by Democrats that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for a steel barrier along the border shared by the U.S. and Mexico. The president insisted that he will keep the government shut down for as long as it takes for Democrats to support his plan. His address was followed by a response from Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
Monday, January 7
The newly renovated and much anticipated Strong Hall opened up for faculty and students for the first time since construction began in the fall of 2017.
In this weekly series I focus on one potential Democratic candidate and analyze whether they would be a good candidate to face Trump.
Parking may seem like something simple, but as of late, a lot of students and faculty members of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) have been having many issues with parking. This comes after LAZ Parking signed a contract with EMU that privatized it’s parking. EMU Student Government hosted a forum for student and faculty members in the Student Center on Wednesday to discuss the issues with parking on campus.
With the holiday season come and gone and the football season in the past, it’s time to focus on the wonderful sport of basketball.
On December 9th, a reporter for the Echo spotted a message on the freedom walls condemning anti-semitism that had been tampered with. The message that had originally read “Together Against Antisemistism” was painted over to read “Together Against Semitism”.
Whether it’s photos at the beach, a night out with friends, or selfies with your cat, we all tend to share the best parts of our life on social media. Social media was designed to be a place for people to share what they’ve been up to or branch out and meet new people. However, it has turned into something much more serious. Social networking sites, such as Facebook and Instagram, are starting to become less like entertainment and more like an addiction for many users, whether they realize it or not.
Well it’s finally here, happy 2019! The arrival of a new year comes with the opportunity to have a fresh start in life. Millions of people are ringing in the new year with resolutions. From losing weight and hitting the gym, to putting more time aside to study, whatever resolution you want to fulfill for 2019, these four tips can help you meet your goals.
James Thompson IV and Elijah Minnie combined for 40 points as Eastern Michigan men’s basketball delivered a decisive 95-61 victory to Kent State. The Eagles struggled in the first half, only attempting one free throw and three offensive rebounds. Going into halftime, they led by eight with Thompson shooting 100 percent from both three inside the arc.
The women’s basketball team fought back from nine points down to defeat rival Western Michigan, 64-61, to earn their first conference victory of the season and improve their record to 8-6.
The Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team competed in a conference matchup against the University of Buffalo at the Convocation Center on Wednesday. The game resulted in a 91-84 overtime loss for the Eagles. This is the team's second Mid-American loss, which pushes their overall record to 7-6.
The Eastern Michigan Eagles hosted the the Buffalo Bills in a conference matchup late Friday night at the Convocation Center. The final score of the game was 58-74 with the Eagle’s losing by double digits. Their record fell to 6-8, and became Eastern’s third loss at home.
Coming off a 90-72 win against Siena Heights, Eastern Michigan Men’s Basketball fell to the Kansas Jayhawks in a blowout loss on the road. The final score was 87-63, with the Eagle’s record falling to 6-7. They’ve lost their fifth straight away game, all by double digits. This game marked the first meeting between the two teams.