Recent Stories in University

Smith introduced as EMU president

The Board of Regents room in Welch Hall was packed with people from across the state, Friday, as the Board of Regents formally elected Dr. James Michael Smith - Eastern Michigan University's new president.

Eagle on the Street, Dec. 8

Kim Schatzel, Eastern Michigan University Interim President, Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, is leaving EMU, effective Jan.

Eagle on the Street, Nov. 1

With midterms coming to a conclusion, Eastern students are finally getting a chance to come out of their studying caves and Eagle on the Street was there to ask: How do you celebrate the end of midterms?

EMU investigates a "red face" party held off campus April 11

Eastern Michigan University is investigating a party held April 11 at a house on N. Hamilton St. According to Nathan Phillips, a member of the Native American community, some of the 30 students were dressed up as Native Americans.

Phillips spoke with some of students and called the cops.

Controversy over EAA affecting College of Education

While protesters shut down Board of Regents meetings and teachers’ unions boycott Eastern Michigan University student teachers, the College of Education’s faculty is putting all of its efforts into making sure students never miss out on an educational opportunity.

“Our students are caught in the political crossfire in their last semester of teacher training,” said Barb Stafford, a university supervisor in the College of Education whose job is to find placements for student teachers.

Stafford is just one of an entire team of faculty members in EMU’s College of Education whose day-to-day work has been affected by the university’s affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder created the EAA in June 2011 as a statewide school system for failing schools, however the authority has yet to move out of the Detroit area.

Susan Martin leaves a legacy at EMU

After seven years in the captain’s seat, university president Susan Martin is feeling bittersweet about stepping down in July.

When she took office in 2008, Martin was ready to turn things around.

“Eastern had been through some challenging times and turnover of leadership and everybody was just down,” Martin said.