NEWS


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.


4/9/2017, 10:44pm

News Brief: April 9

Eastern Michigan University hosts open house at Livonia campus Eastern Michigan University hosts an open house at its Livonia campus, Wednesday, April 26, from 4 p.m.


3/28/2017, 7:54pm

Guest opinions column

On November 8, 2016 Americans went to the polls across the country to cast their ballot for the next President of the United States, since then disappointment, investigations and anxiety have followed.


3/28/2017, 7:50pm

A Letter to the Editor: Animal Rights

Dear Readers, Pigs are well known in North America for one thing in particular: bacon. If people knew that pigs are kept in tiny gestation crates their entire lives, they might take a second look at what they are about to eat.


3/27/2017, 2:49pm

Professor of disability studies speaks abolition of institutionalization

Liat Ben-Moshe, Ph.D., assistant professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo presented her lecture “Epistemologies of Abolition” as part of the Philosophy Speaker Series on Thursday, March 23 at Halle Library. Moshe’s lecture focused on the institutionalization of disabled people, which is the movement of people outside of large residential institutions for people with intellectual disabilities and psychiatric hospitals and looking at these as forms of incarceration.


3/26/2017, 8:33pm

News Briefs: March 26

Eastern Michigan University to host 37th Undergraduate Symposium Eastern Michigan University will hold the 37th Undergraduate Symposium at the Student Center, March 31. Hosted by the College of Arts and Sciences, the event will showcase creative student research and projects while celebrating the prodigious academic fortunes of the EMU student body. Participation for the symposium is welcome to all undergraduate students from all colleges at the university, provided that students have been nominated by a faculty mentor and recommended by their respective department or school. The program breaks down into segments that will highlight oral presentations and poster presentations, followed by a design expo and celebratory luncheon exclusively for student presenters and faculty. The keynote speaker will be “USA Today” business reporter and Eastern Michigan University alumnus and former Eastern Echo staffer Nathan Bomey.


3/26/2017, 8:19pm

Meet the 2017-18 Student Government candidates

Eastern Michigan University students can vote for the 2017-18 Student Government student body president and vice president, Wednesday, March 29 and Thursday, March 30. “When the student body president or vice president tells the administration or Board of Regents that something needs to happen, and a feasible plan is presented, then something will indeed happen,” said Josh Starr, current student body vice president. “Eastern's Administration is incredibly involved with their student leaders, and being one of those leaders is an honor,” he said.