5/10/2019, 12:58am

Gun control laws are not effective

The answer to the gun violence epidemic is not more gun control, which is ineffective and unconstitutional.

I recently read an opinion piece called "Why We Need Gun Control Now" by Ally Graham, in which she claims that she wants an open conversation about gun control. So that's where I come in. I am pro-gun myself, so I’m more than happy to discuss the issue. 

2/20/2019, 6:00am

Letter To The Editor: Jolly Green New World

A recent opinion piece by Reid Scott described the Green New Deal as something that has “really ambitious and, in reality, impossible goals for the country.” This argument is flawed and poorly researched. If anything, the Green New Deal is not ambitious enough and proposes entirely possible goals for the United States.  

11/15/2015, 11:44am

Letter to the Editor

The Eastern Michigan University Collections Department is currently practicing a policy which creates an unnecessary hardship to students who are forced to file for Federal Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

4/6/2014, 5:25pm

Letter to the Editor

I would like to respond to the boycott article in the Thursday, April 3 Eastern Echo. As a long time university supervisor (hire date 1989), I have been responsible for placing the early childhood education student teachers throughout the area of southeastern Michigan, from Howell to Monroe and from Troy to Downriver and all parts in between. Each semester, I place from 18 to 48 students depending on the enrollment. This winter semester has proven to be the most difficult.

9/22/2013, 5:36pm

Letter To the Editor

Dear Eastern Echo, I am extremely upset and offended by the article titled, “Students for Life Informs about Planned Parenthood,” as the title in and of itself seems contradictory.

4/17/2013, 7:53pm

Letter to the Editor

People looking for information on Eastern Michigan University turn to one thing first: www.emich.edu, the university website. And boy, do they get an eyeful of the some of the worst EMU has to offer.

4/14/2013, 9:11pm

Letter to the Editor

When I came across the announcement in Eastern Michigan University’s web portal of the upcoming Genocide Awareness Project, I was expecting to read about an event that would draw our attention to acts of violence against groups based on religion, race and ethnicity. Instead, I was shocked to find the student organization behind the exhibit was comparing genocide to abortion.

4/14/2013, 9:06pm

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, There are a few basic needs that humans have: food, shelter, water and a place to relieve themselves safely. For many people on Eastern Michigan University’s campus, finding such a place to use the restroom is not only difficult, but also impossible in many instances. For people with disabilities, parents with children, those with religious restrictions and some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students and faculty, using the restroom on our campus can be much more challenging than it should be. These members of our community are important and deserve our consideration.

3/10/2013, 10:16pm

Letter to the Editor

By EMU alumnus Michael Marotta I finished a Bachelor of Science at Eastern Michigan University in 2008 and a Master of Arts in 2010. According to EMU IT policy, my student email account should have been disabled six months later, but I was lucky enough to keep it until January 21 of this year. Why not longer?

11/4/2012, 9:47pm

Letter to the Editor: Proposal 2

Dear editor, In my 10 years of teaching at Eastern Michigan University, I’ve never before written a letter to an editor.

10/3/2010, 8:32pm

Letter to the editor: Echo cartoon creates local controversy

The recent publication of Jason Promo’s Sept. 27 comic illustrating several characters dressed in hoods, a tree with a noose, and one character saying to the other, “Honey, this is the tree where we met” horrified me.

4/18/2010, 5:28pm

Letter: Animals that reach PETA 'often beyond hope'

I would like to clarify statements made in “Pet Stores, Puppy Mills Cause Bad Behavior” (7 April). The animals who come through PETA’s doors — not counting the thousands we sterilize at our low-cost clinics and return to their guardians — are only a tiny fraction of the estimated 6 to 8 million homeless dogs and cats who enter shelters every year.

4/7/2010, 8:03pm

Letter: Polite's impact felt across EMU

Eastern Michigan University’s Dean of the College of Education, Vernon Polite (1949-2010), will be remembered as a scholar, mentor and activist – particularly for his groundbreaking work on the education of African American males. While Polite had many accomplishments before and during his time at EMU, the ones that had the most powerful impact on me, and I believe on many others, were the summits he organized: the first was on “The State of the African-American Male in Michigan,” the second was on African-American women.