Eastern Michigan University history professor publishes new book on undocumented immigration in Detroit
Dr. Ashley Johnson Bavery talks about the release of her new book titled “Bootlegged Aliens: Politics and Policy on America's Northern Border.” The book looks into the history of illegal immigration on Detroit border to Canada and how it has impacted the current immigration system.
The partnership between Grove Studios and Leon Speakers, which encompasses artistic development, community collaborations, and experiential learning, has now expanded to include the Amplify Fellowship. The fellowship, established earlier this summer, seeks to expand opportunities for African-Americans interested in content creation.
Marilyn Horace-Moore Scholarship has been established in memory of the late Eastern Michigan University criminology professor
The colleagues and creators of the Marilyn Horace-Moore Scholarship are inviting EMU students, faculty, and supporters to honor her life by donating to the scholarship fund. Horace-Moore was passionate about helping students achieve their degree through advocacy and mentorship and the scholarship serves as a way to continue her passions through her legacy.
Eastern Michigan University and flight training school Crosswinds Aviation have teamed up in a five-year partnership agreement to expand opportunities for aviation students. Several new benefits include more training locations, expansion of aircraft training, and emphasis on the advancement of the High School Flight Program, helping aviation students get a head-start on their career goals.
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.
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.
Ypsilanti police arrested 23-year-old Dustyn Michael Durbin on July 29, after being accused of multiple sexual assaults since his enrollment at EMU in the fall of 2014.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced on Monday, July 27, via press release, that the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) and the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development received combined federal grants of over $490,000 provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The YDL received a total of $249,788, which will be used to enhance the library’s youth literacy text messaging service, Text and Learn for Kindergarten (TALK).
A fire was believed to be set intentionally at Ford Early Learning Center, an Ypsilanti-area pre-school and kindergarten, on July 15. An estimated $300,000 in damages was done to the building itself. An additional $200,000 in damages to books and other materials occurred during the three-hour ordeal, officials said.
Eastern Michigan University’s international students spoke with the Echo about the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy that strips international student of their visas if their coursework is fully online. EMU is among almost 60 U.S. universities to file a court brief supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a case the colleges brought in opposition to the new visa rules.