Recent Stories in University

EMU Lecturers and Faculty Ad Campaign Against Academic Partnerships

Ypsilanti, Michigan--Faculty and lecturers at Eastern Michigan University have come forward with plans for an advertisement campaign and actions targeting an outside education firm, Academic Partnerships (AP), from Texas. The purpose of the campaign, spearheaded by union leaders, is to fight against the University’s decision to partner in a 5-year agreement with AP and begin offering fully online Bachelor’s Degree programs through the firm.

The 2017 Winter Commencement

On December 16, over 1,700 Eastern Students celebrated the culmination of years of hard work with their friends, family and EMU faculty at the Convocation Center. In President Smith’s speech and letter in the Commencement program he commented “that no one reaches this milestone [graduation] alone,” and offered thanks to those who helped the graduates get to Commencement. 

Handmade for the Holidays

Last week, artistic Eastern students gathered to host “Handmade for the Holidays”. The event was held on Wednesday, December 6, on the first floor of the student center. It was an opportunity for original art to become original gifts this holiday season. 

School of Music & Dance Presents ‘Coppélia’

Eastern Michigan University’s School of Music and Dance delivered a full-length ballet recital titled 'Coppélia', accompanied by a noteworthy live orchestral ensemble on Friday Dec 8, at Pease Auditorium. It was nothing short of spectacular.

Students Get Into the Holiday Spirit at 'Seasons of Light'

Eastern Michigan University students sought holiday spirit in the stars at the school’s planetarium on Saturday. “The Seasons of Light” event held by the astronomy department explored how astronomical movements play into many end of the year celebrations and the history behind these celebrations.

Top Five Crafted Gifts to Keep the Ones You Love Warm this Winter

Grab your yarn and knitting needles or crochet hook! With winter quickly approaching these fab five knitted or crochet gifts are perfect for this holiday season. With numerous free patterns on the internet these gifts will make perfect staples for your friends’ and families’ winter wardrobes. Whether you are just learning or an advanced learner there is something here for you to keep the ones you love warm this winter.

Coming to the Faith: A Baptist's Journey

I sat down to chat with a student, Abigail Snyder, who had previously mentioned she considers herself a “big C” Christian, “little b” Baptist. I was interested in speaking with Abigail because I would like to hear about the Baptist perspective from a practicing, well-informed believer. Abigail attends Bible study weekly at the Eastern Student Center, while balancing her school work at Eastern Michigan and attends church every Sunday. 

Student Center Holds Panel: Ending Abortion Stigma Through Conversation

The Student Center held a panel titled Ending the Stigma of Abortion Through Conversation, Friday the 10th from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. All three of the women spoke from their own personal experiences with abortion. For the sake of their security they will all remain anonymous for this article. The only information disclosed was the ages they all are now and the ages they all were at the times they had their procedures.