10/19/2020, 3:08pm

How EMU's music ensembles are adapting to COVID-19 complications

The EMU jazz, percussion, and orchestra ensembles have altered practice schedules and concert formats in order to fit COVID-19 protocols. Rehearsals now permit fewer students to meet together, requiring those that do to maintain social distancing and mask wearing. Concerts are planned to be virtual. 

10/15/2020, 4:06pm

The recent Michigan Supreme Court ruling may affect future Ypsilanti City Council Meetings

With the Michigan Supreme Court striking down Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s COVID-19 executive orders, the Ypsilanti City Council’s virtual meetings may now violate the Open Meetings Act. Violating the Open Meetings Act can result in being found guilty of a misdemeanor, and the Ypsilanti City Council could be found personally liable and charged $500 for a single meeting.

10/15/2020, 4:05pm

Six men arrested in Ypsilanti in relation to plot to kidnap Governor Whitmer

As of Thursday, Oct. 8, 13 men are being charged with terrorism, conspiracy, and weapons in relation to plotting to kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer. Six of the men involved were taken into custody in Ypsilanti. The men involved in the plot have been recognized as members of the militia group called the Wolverine Watchmen.

10/14/2020, 6:20pm

Campus-area crime map: Sept. 26 through Oct. 14

The campus area crime map is a report of criminal activity that has been reported in the Ypsilanti-area as well as on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The following crimes mapped were reported to City of Ypsilanti crime log between Sept. 26 and Oct. 14. 

10/14/2020, 6:17pm

Community leaders speak on Ann Arbor's decriminalization of psychedelics

Entheogenic plants and substances, otherwise known as psychedelics, are now classified as Ann Arbor’s lowest law enforcement priority. Ann Arbor City Council Member Anne Bannister and Washtenaw County community leader Eli Savit gave their thoughts to the Echo on Ann Arbor’s decriminalization of the plants and substances. 

10/12/2020, 1:30pm

Leon Speakers and Grove Studios launch the Amplify Fellowship

The partnership between Grove Studios and Leon Speakers, which encompasses artistic development, community collaborations, and experiential learning, has now expanded to include the Amplify Fellowship. The fellowship, established earlier this summer, seeks to expand opportunities for African-Americans interested in content creation. 

10/3/2020, 12:26pm

Luis Romero and Colton Ray elected as student body president and vice president

The results for the 2020-2021 Student Body President and Vice President election have been announced with Luis Romero and Colton Ray winning president and vice president by just 4%. The new administration hopes to address a "myriad of concerns" that students face at EMU, listing "mental health issues, food insecurity, housing insecurity, and social marginalization, and how and why those issues are often intertwined.” 

9/28/2020, 11:45am

Marilyn Horace-Moore Scholarship has been established in memory of the late Eastern Michigan University criminology professor

The colleagues and creators of the Marilyn Horace-Moore Scholarship are inviting EMU students, faculty, and supporters to honor her life by donating to the scholarship fund. Horace-Moore was passionate about helping students achieve their degree through advocacy and mentorship and the scholarship serves as a way to continue her passions through her legacy. 

9/28/2020, 11:26am

Michigan Attorney General denies charges against Washtenaw County Sherff's Deputy regarding use of force incident in Ypsilanti Township

The Michigan Office of the Attorney General has denied charges against a Washtenaw County deputy sheriff, Austin Pearson, regarding his use of force in an incident that occurred in Ypsilanti Township earlier this year. Independent investigation into the Pearson’s use of force was conducted by the Michigan Sheriff’s Association Special Investigative Operation Network (MISSION) with review of the investigation conducted by the Office of the Attorney General.

9/28/2020, 11:23am

Campus-area crime map: Sept. 14 through Sept. 26

The campus area crime map is a report of criminal activity that has been reported in the Ypsilanti-area as well as on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. The following crimes mapped were reported to City of Ypsilanti crime log between Sept. 14 and Sept. 26.  

9/19/2020, 7:47pm

Eastern Michigan Aviation Program signs 5-year partnership with Crosswinds Aviation

Eastern Michigan University and flight training school Crosswinds Aviation have teamed up in a five-year partnership agreement to expand opportunities for aviation students. Several new benefits include more training locations, expansion of aircraft training, and emphasis on the advancement of the High School Flight Program, helping aviation students get a head-start on their career goals.