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9/14/2019, 2:37pm

Design and Science exhibition visits EMU

The Design and Science exhibition had its opening reception and round table discussion at Eastern Michigan University’s Student Center. The exhibition features projects connecting design and science through models, bio-design and representations of natural data.

9/13/2019, 7:58pm

Eastern Michigan University hosts second annual EagleFest

On Sept. 9, students gathered at the Student Center patio and University Park to learn about different student organizations offered at EMU. EagleFest allows students to not only learn about clubs and sports provided at EMU, but to also meet others interested in the same topics.

9/13/2019, 1:41pm

Student Body Senate passes resolutions to improve senate involvement

The Student Body Senate held its first official meeting of the 2019-2020 academic year. Elected officials voted to pass two amendments. Resolution 106-03 will now require senators to attend at least one event per month, but will allow the event to be of their choosing. Resolution 105-03 was also amended to raise Speaker Lawrence’s billable hours from 10 to 12 to accommodate the extra training he will be taking on with the large 19-person Senate.

9/13/2019, 1:39pm

Residence Housing Association hosts kick-off

Students had the opportunity to learn more about EMU’s Residence Hall Association as an organization at the Pray-Harrold Kick-off. While there, students had the chance to play games, win prizes and join RHA as Community Representatives.

9/8/2019, 1:24pm

EMU Student Government introduces new senators

Senators Nick Galluzzo, LaTerricka Osborne, Lily Pellerito and Tyler Kochman were welcomed into the EMU Student Government during the Summer Summit Orientation Meeting. This seven-hour-long meeting held on Sept. 3 began by showcasing new members and what they hope to focus and improve on during this academic school year. 

9/4/2019, 9:31pm

EMU teams up with University of Michigan and Washtenaw Community College to host fifth annual “Bold Futures” event

EMU And other Schools Team Up to Host “Bold Futures” Event At WCC, August 20th. The free event was open to high school students ages 14 to 18 and allowed participants to work with other students, local business owners, and facilitators from EMU, U-M, and WCC to identify community problems, develop potential solutions, and to pitch ideas to business owners and non-profit leaders. 

9/4/2019, 9:30pm

City council members vote to remove gay pride, transgender pride, Black Lives Matter flags from council chambers

Members of the Ypsilanti City Council voted to remove gay pride, transgender pride and Black Lives Matter flags from the council chambers during the Aug. 27 meeting. The resolution, which passed 5-2, states that City Council does not want to become a forum to advertise or promote any particular ideology. As a result, it was agreed upon that the only flags allowed in the council chambers are the United States of America, the state of Michigan and the city of Ypsilanti flags. 

9/4/2019, 1:17am

142 Eastern Michigan University employees accept early retirement buyouts

One hundred forty-two Eastern Michigan University employees are set to retire from the university within the next year. In May, the university announced a Voluntary Early Retirement Incentive Plan that gave full-time faculty and staff the opportunity to accept a payout and retire. More than 600 employees were eligible for the offer.

8/15/2019, 11:27pm

City of Ypsilanti sees increase in gun violence during summer of 2019

The city of Ypsilanti has seen more gun violence than usual this summer, according to Ypsilanti Chief of Police, Tony DeGiusti. Police records show 30 gun-related cases in the city since the first of the year. Of those 30 incidents, 20 of them occurred in the summer between the months of May 6 and Aug. 6.  In response to the uptick of local gun-related crimes, the city held its first ever public input meeting on July 23 to discuss what steps the city has taken to help minimize gun violence and hear concerns from members of the community. 

8/15/2019, 2:19am

Ypsilanti named disproportionately impacted community under Proposal 1's social equity plan

Council Member Annie Somerville and social equity activist Chris Jackson hosted the City of Ypsilanti’s first town hall about recreational marijuana use and corresponding social equity plan on August 8, 2019. Residents filed into City Hall at 6 pm to participate in the discussion around the designation of Ypsilanti as a disproportionately impacted community based on previous marijuana convictions and poverty rate. The purpose of the conversation, according to Somerville, was to create an agenda for the city council’s first conversation regarding recreational marijuana regulations.