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Sociology major awarded $50,000

Scholarships are strongly sought out by college students today and usually the larger the award amount, the more challenging it is to obtain it.

News briefs, June 13

  • Harry Potter is coming to Halle Library all week. According to the EMU event calendar, the National Library of Medicine will be exploring the books with a six person panel who will discuss “the Renaissance scientific traditions of alchemy, astrology and natural philosophy.” This free event will take place each day this week and will run all day long.

A possible look at EMU's dining services

The Board of Regents is considering privatizing Eastern Michigan University’s Dining Services. This cost saving measure could affect concessions at the Crossroads Marketplace, Dinning Commons, Convocation Center and half a dozen of the small shops sprinkled throughout campus.

“It could turn out we stay with the current dinning services,” Executive Director of Media Relations Geoff Larcom said to a journalist from M-Live last May.

According to the Detroit Free Press, the move comes from a report calling for the university to reduce expenditures by $27 million.

A request for proposals on a privatization plan was released by the university on April 25, with a due date of May 13.

State approved $30 million for renovations to Strong Hall

The Michigan State Legislature approved $30 million in funding to Eastern Michigan University for the renovation of Strong Hall, a building that is part of the main campus science complex, Wednesday night.

“I’m excited to think of what we’ll be able to offer our students in terms of the classroom and laboratory experience in academic operations,” Interim EMU President Don Loppnow said in a press release from the university.

Looking into the benefits of obtaining a mentor

According to, young adults who were at-risk for falling off track but had a mentor are 55 percent more likely to enroll in college, 78 percent more likely to volunteer regularly, 90 percent more interested in becoming a mentor later in life, and 130 percent more likely to hold leadership positions.

The fight for more lactation rooms on campus

This past May, Chontae Sylvertooth, Interim Associate Director of Benefits and Wellness of Eastern Michigan University, distributed a document to the Building Administrator’s during their meeting.

News briefs, May 29

  • Memorial Day is Monday! In a tradition practiced by communities across the country, Ypsilanti will be having its very own Memorial Day Procession. According to, the parade will have its staging area on Catherine Street and will run down Huron Street to Cross Street, then go past the south side of campus to the cemetery.

Police blotter, May 29

Friday, May 13, 2016.

  • A fight around the corner of Pearl and Normal Streets caught the attention of the Ypsilanti Police Department and the Department of Public Safety at 5:10 a.m.

A closer look at EMU's new president

On July 1 Eastern Michigan University’s new president, James M. Smith will be moving into his office in Welch Hall.

Smith began his career as a public school teacher in Ohio.