Local rapper, KidJay, has helped make a citywide impact for the youth in Ypsilanti and continues to do so through the COVID-19 pandemic. He uses themes of positivity and non-violence throughout his songs.
EMU graduate Kaitlyn Eby's undergraduate thesis took a look at the history of marketing at EMU. Her presentation, along with all of her peers, was canceled along with the whole of the 40th EMU Undergraduate Symposium. For more, listen to Eastern Echo’s Podcast, “Symposium.”
Joelle Summers, the graduate assistant at Swoop's Pantry, discusses the changes that were made to accommodate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Swoop’s Pantry has changed its operational procedures to adhere to social distancing practices. Pantry users must fill out a form with their supply preferences and pick up a pre-made bag made by Swoop’s Pantry’s team. To begin using Swoop’s Pantry for the first time, you must be registered for the current or upcoming term and fill out the intake form.
City administration will close the library and administrative offices until April 6 to prevent the spread of the COVID-19.
If you’re like many EMU students, you’ve heard of The Office of the Ombuds, but you may not know who works there or the services they provide. Reporters Kylie Gilligan and Bianca Ramsey break down the who, what, and where of this department, and how it can help students with grade disputes, course withdrawal applications, and discrimination claims, and other policy-based issues.
Jay’Len Boone came to EMU’s Honors College to talk about his success as the eighth United States Youth Observer to the United Nations. An open panel discussion followed the lecture. This event was one of first this year in celebration of Black History Month.
Amtrak and the city of Ypsilanti hope to construct a train station in Depot Town in the next few years. Discussions behind this project have been underway for three years.
EMU hosted the MLK Opening Celebration Reception and Essay Scholarship Showcase wherein three students were awarded a $500 scholarship for Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Scholarship Award.
EMU held the first annual Campus Sleep Out on November 21, in front of the university's Department of Public Safety. The event was intended to raise awareness about homelessness in Washtenaw County.