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9/14/2020, 5:53pm

Eastern Michigan esports partner pledges $1 million towards gaming industry

Global esports organization Gen. G has granted $1 million towards the advancement and expansion of opportunities for gaming-industry students. With Eastern Michigan University as a founding partner, the money will be used to support career goals for students in the Simulation, Animation and Gaming program at Eastern, including a scholarship offer for one freshman.  


9/14/2020, 10:06am

Map of campus-area crime: Sept. 5 through Sept. 11

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 were reported between Sept. 5 through Sept. 11.


9/7/2020, 4:13pm

Campus area crime: Aug. 17 through Sept. 4

The police blotter 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 were reported between Aug. 17 through Sept. 1. On Thursday Sept. 3, EMU Police sent out a timely warning to all students and staff about an off-campus armed robbery.


9/7/2020, 4:08pm

EMU Counseling and Psychological Services continues to thrive with virtual operations during COVID-19

Eastern Michigan University’s Counseling and Psychological Services has transformed their practices to solely online methods in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19. Program director Dr. Lisa Lauterbach opens up about plan challenges brought on by the pandemic circumstances. CAPS remains dedicated to providing mental health services in a virtual format that protects physical health concerns while also addressing the drastic surge in coronavirus-related depression and anxiety levels among college students. 


9/7/2020, 11:48am

Michigan has cut funding to universities in the state by $200 million: What this means for EMU

No fall sports and a delayed move-in, along with a budget slash at the state level of $200 million has impacted EMU’s financial health. EMU has responded with salary cuts to administrators and a reliance on state unemployment programs for non-bargained staff through the Michigan Work Share program. Access the interactive map made by the Echo’s Digital Editor, Liz Erne, to see the changes made at other university in the midwest due to the economic impact of COVID-19.


9/6/2020, 11:51am

Advice from EMU professors on how to survive a semester online

Six EMU professors hosted an online seminar, “Let’s Talk About Online Learning,” on Thursday, August 27 to answer questions and acknowledge the difficulties that may be faced in the virtual Fall 2020 semester. Topics included building student interaction, technical difficulties with working virtually, as well as student proactivity. 


8/20/2020, 5:50pm

Getting ready for the Fall: How EMU plans to re-open on August 31

Eastern Michigan University plans to re-open on August 31, following COVID-19 guidelines mandated at the local, state, and federal level. On August 7, the university released the “Safe Return to Campus Plan” in a campus update from the Office of the President. The 20 page document entails the University’s “phased return to campus” for both students and university employees. 


8/12/2020, 5:03pm

Controversial new Title IX regulations now in effect

The US Department of Education released new Title IX regulations earlier this year on May 6, that will go into effect on Aug. 14, 2020. The Echo spoke with EMU's Title IX Coordinator, Anika Awai-Williams about what these new regulations will bring to Eastern Michigan University.