The mayor addressed the council regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, describing the situation as “unprecedented.” The mayor told members,“Whatever decisions we make, and whatever choices we make are all going to be with the health and the safety of our community at the heart of it all.”
Ypsilanti mayor, Beth Bashert has declared a citywide state of emergency in response to the Coronavirus Diseases 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak. The Ypsilanti City Council will hold a special meeting at town hall on Friday, Mar. 13, 2020 at 6:30 regarding the procedures of the state of emergency.
In response to the positive cases, Whitmer announced a state of emergency “in order to slow the spread of the virus. Currently 27 COVID-19 patient tests are pending in the state. 91 patient tests in the state have shown negative results for the virus. 150 Michigan residents currently recommended for virus testing or monitoring are under active monitorization.
Eastern Michigan University agrees to a 30-year contract to place four electronic billboards on campus
In a move to further privitize university operations, Eastern Michigan University agreed to a proposed operating agreement with Civic Media Group LLC (CMG) to construct four signs on university owned property.
Eastern Echo reporter Austin Book conducted a follow up Echo article regarding ReUp Education’s endeavors at Eastern Michigan University in September 2019. The Echo reached out to university administration, ReUp staff, and students who have since re-enrolled at EMU through ReUp.
A car accident occured at the intersection of Washtenaw Ave. and Oakwood St. around 11 a.m on Monday, Feb. 3. The car involved in the accident was flipped upside down, however the driver is in stable medical condition. The accident was inview of the the Mark Jefferson Science Complex and McKenny Hall of EMU.
Eastern Michigan University Police, via the university’s Department of Safety, hosted a training at Buell Hall. Buell Hall is currently not occupied by EMU students as a residence hall.
Senators elected BSU delegate Kiera Osbourne and passed resolutions 106-11 and 106-15. Resolution 106-11 will create “ad-hoc committee on the issue of disability rights and accomodations.” Resolution 106-15 asks that LAZ parking notify students of being ticketed via email or text-message within 24 hours of a violation. Two resolutions were tabled, 106-13 and 106-14.
#HisNameIsTrey is being used to remember a young man killed in a shooting at Nancy Park. A vigil was held in memorial of Brian "Trey" Matthews III the third at Nancy Park. No suspect have yet been apprehended and the family is urging anyone with information to come forward.
Halle Library ground and first floors will be open for regular use Wednesday, Jan. 8, at 9:00 a.m. On Tuesday, Jan. 7, Eastern Michigan University’s unexpectedly closed Halle Library temporarily due to an “emergency smoke alert”.