Eastern Michigan University’s first ever accessibility crew will take action this winter during the EMU Theatre’s presentation of “Still Life with Iris.” Under the guidance of Elena SV Flys, EMU assistant professor of arts administration, the accessibility crew is responsible for designing the access services that will be available for three of the six performances that will take place in Quirk Theatre in Dec.
After 46 years of business, the Rutherford Pool bathhouse will undergo a major renovation at the end of the year that will include plumbing and electrical upgrades as well as adding gender neutral and family changing rooms.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday, Sept. 24 that the House would initiate a formal impeachment inquiry against President Trump. EMU Political Science Professors Edward Sidlow and Jeffery Bernstein discuss the likelihood of Trump being impeached and what the next steps are.
The music festival was created by two former EMU students in honor of their friend, Jayquon Tillman, who was murdered at a party in 2017.
Several parking improvements, including new pay-by-phone technology, could debut in the city of Ypsilanti within the next year. At the Sept. 10 City Council Meeting, the Downtown Development Authority presented a plan that included several parking changes in Depot Town and Downtown Ypsilanti.
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.
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.
Phase one of the $16 million renovation to the REC/IM will not be open in time for the start of the fall 2019 semester as originally expected. A delay in receiving materials is the cause for the hold up.
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.
Resources for students are limited on EMU’s campus despite increase in students reporting housing instability. This year, the university’s MAGIC program stopped assisting homeless students due to lack of funding.