NEWS


9/29/2017, 11:27am

A reflection of Apartheid

This past week, as reported in the Echo, the “Students for Justice in Palestine” held a protest at the freedom wall which, not surprisingly, turned out to be rather controversial.  Now, there are many different aspects of this event one could review or criticize, from freedom of speech to the many divisions between campus organizations, but I am going to focus on the heart of the protest, the accusation of Israel being an Apartheid State.


9/25/2017, 1:59pm

Eastern Michigan University's Black Student Union holds racial graffiti memorial rally

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Black Student Union held a rally in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. memorial reflecting on the racial graffiti incidents one year ago and the action taking place moving forward. The racist graffiti incident took place on Eastern Michigan University’s campus, where the words “KKK leave N------” was spray painted along the side of King Hall. 


9/21/2017, 11:53am

WEMU holds first pledge drive of the semester

Eastern Michigan University’s public broadcasting service, WEMU held its annual pledge drive to raise money for continued operation on Wednesday, Sep. 13 and Thursday, Sep. 14 at King Hall’s Studio A.  


9/21/2017, 11:47am

'Growing Hope' in Ypsilanti

Students from Eastern Michigan University’s Honors College gathered in downtown Ypsilanti to help with the development of Growing Hope’s new indoor community building Friday, Sept. 15.  


9/19/2017, 10:10pm

EMU's 'Students for Justice in Palestine' protect messages on freedom wall

A disagreement among Eastern Michigan University students broke out around 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, over the content painted on the school’s freedom walls and kiosk.  The student organization, “Students for Justice in Palestine” painted over the freedom walls, concrete blocks on campus where anyone can write messages. 


9/11/2017, 12:43pm

Eastern Michigan University on the road to energy self-sufficiency

Eastern Michigan University completed the first phase on the road to energy self-sufficiency Thursday, June 8, when a 500-ton crane lifted a new energy saving turbine into its heating plant. The new project will allow EMU to become almost fully self-sufficient in its output for electricity and heat for the campus, reducing its carbon footprint and annual energy expenditures. 


9/11/2017, 12:38pm

News Briefs: August

As part of the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign, Eastern Michigan University installs banners on light posts up to and around campus celebrating more than 100 international students who represent more than 40 countries.


5/30/2017, 1:30pm

Eastern Michigan University's ECA program donates $200,000 toward Strong Hall renovations

Amid the humidity in the Strong Hall Atrium, it was all smiles and high fives. On Wednesday, April 19, the partnership between Eastern Michigan University and local school districts grew even stronger when the Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium (WEOC) and its Early College Alliance program donated $200,000 toward the renovation of Strong Hall, a salient STEM-focused facility at the university.


5/30/2017, 1:16pm

EMU part-time lecturers rally for fair contracts

"Well paid teachers, not stadium bleachers!" That was one of the many chants led by Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers, community members and students during the rally held Monday, May 15, at Welch Hall.


5/8/2017, 1:30pm

Eastern Michigan University student fatally shot at Ohio party

Jayquon Tillman, an 18-year old Eastern Michigan University student was fatally shot on Saturday, May 6 at a party four miles away from Kent State University in Portage County, Ohio. According to the Akron Beacon Journal, the Portage County sheriff’s said deputies were dispatched to a large party at a multi-family residence on state Route 43 in Franklin Township around 11:30 p.m.


4/10/2017, 3:03pm

Police Blotter: April 2 - 8

Sunday On April 2 at 12:22 a.m., DPS received a call regarding a highly intoxicated female, who sustained minor injuries to the forehead, during a party at Village Building E.