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Steven Nielsen, a former Eastern Michigan offensive tackle has signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars following the 2020 NFL Draft which ended on Saturday, April 25. The 6’8 offensive lineman played in 49 games at Eastern Michigan over the last four seasons and started all 13 games last year. He earned 2018 Third Team All-MAC honors.
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Luke and Caleb test their knowledge of EMU athletics! All of the questions and answers to our quiz can be found below:
While courses for the Summer A session of the Summer 2020 semester are fully online, the plan for Summer B courses remains undecided.
With about 300 students still living on campus due to various circumstances, EMU must work with students to assess the need for campus housing in the Summer 2020 semester.
In an email addressed to EMU students, faculty, and staff, the Office of the President announced the sale of the Owen Building, currently home to EMU's College of Business, to a a private party. The sale is expected to be finalized April 23, 2020 during the university's Board of Regents meeting.
A hooded female has been recorded on numerous security cameras throughout the Prospect Park neighborhood of Ypsilanti following multiple car break-ins in the area. These break-ins, that resulted in thefts, occurred in the early morning of April 21. The break-ins occurred at around 1:30 a.m.
Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, updates on the various forms of financial aid being offered by the university and news on how the College of Engineering and Technology are helping to protect medical workers.
The newest “Drop” from this rapper isn’t the new and improved album that many fans were looking for, but is filled with bops nevertheless. This past Friday, April 17, Johnathan Kirk, better known by his stage name DaBaby, released his second studio album titled Blame It On Baby with a quarantine inspired album artwork.
During my time scrolling through Hulu looking for yet another movie or show to watch while bored in the house, I stumbled across something I had never heard of before and decided to begin watching it. As the first few episodes of the FX show played, I honestly didn’t pay too much attention. After finishing the series just days later, it is now one of my favorites of all time.
Coleon Smith, a 3-star offensive tackle according to ESPN and 247 Sports, has signed with head coach Chris Creighton and the Eastern Michigan Eagles football program. Smith signed with the team on Wednesday, April 15 via Twitter. He previously committed to Indiana on February 5, 2020 before changing his mind in EMU’s favor.
Bryce McBride, a 6-2 point guard out of Jackson, Tennessee, announced his decision to join the Eastern Michigan men’s basketball program on Wednesday, March 28 on Twitter. He attended Dyersburg State Community College last season and was named First Team All-TJCCAA after averaging 24.2 points, 4.3 assists, and 3.4 rebounds per game.
Luke and Caleb are back to discuss how COVID-19 may impact the future or sports!
We’ve heard a lot of talk about the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every day we wake up to find out something new: rapidly increasing numbers of death from the virus, solutions that no one can seem to agree on, the misinformation, the uncertainty of not knowing when this will be over. The one thing I don’t hear a lot of people mentioning is how the coronavirus drastically impacts low-income people.
In Wisconsin, the leadership of the Republican Party demonstrated that it is more than willing to kill people in order to hold onto its power. This is not hyperbole.
In the current state our world is in, it’s easy to start looking for distractions to pass the time and keep you from getting the S.I.P blues. While searching the app store for such a distraction, I came across Stardew Valley — a farming simulator that is much, much more than a farming simulator.
The need for medical supplies is apparent across the country. EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology has various teams producing medical supplies for local hospitals. One of these initiatives includes the production of intubation boxes led by John Earl, EMU laboratory manager and support engineer.
EMU is in its fifth week of all-online classes and students and professors alike continue to adjust to this new educational setting.
In an email on April 9, 2020 to Eastern Michigan University students, faculty and staff university president James Smith announced the death of EMU instructor and advisor Marilyn Horace-Moore. Horace-Moore passed away due to complications from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
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