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EMU adds PA program

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Starting May 5, 2014 Eastern Michigan University will officially have a 24-month full-time physician assistant graduate program.

SolarYpsi speaks to EMU

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Dave Strenski, founder of SolarYpsi, discussed the importance and benefits of solar energy for Eastern Michigan University’s campus and the Ypsilanti community on Thursday in room 301 of the Student Center.

Preliminary hearing postponed for two men accused of killing EMU football player

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The preliminary hearing for Kristopher Pratt, 20 and Ed Thomas, 20, two men accused of killing Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed was scheduled for today, Wednesday Jan. 29 at 2 p.m. in the 14A-1 District Court in Pittsfield Township.

Human rights activist visits Ann Arbor

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement co-founder Omar Barghouti spoke in Ann Arbor on Friday about why Palestinian civil societies ask for global solidarity.

Commuters face car trouble, treacherous weather

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After days of facing extremely cold weather, students from all over are dealing with car trouble and heading to the mechanic.

High explosives dropped on Aleppo, Syria

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On Sunday, the Syrian government dropped barrels of high explosives from helicopters in Aleppo, killing dozens, 16 of which were children.

EMU student athlete found dead

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Eastern Michigan University student athlete Demarius Reed was found dead today at 7:15 a.m. at the University Green apartment complex, located at 700 block of West Clark Road. The investigation is being treated as a homicide.

EMU alumnus Jason Idalski tackles trivia

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Jason Idalski, Eastern Michigan University alumnus and former Eastern Echo worker will be featured on Jeopardy at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 on WDIV Local 4 Detroit.

Online classes enable diverse learning styles

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The debate over the merit of online learning has gained momentum in recent years. This is especially the case in Michigan, which has seen a growth to 192 school districts allowing online learning from just 12 in 2009.

Panel discusses conversions to Islam

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Eastern Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association gathered 60 students for Crossroads, a panel discussion from speakers Amin Abdush Shakur, Joliba Honzaki, Joseph Swager and Khadija Umm Uthman. The four spoke about what encouraged them to convert to Islam.

Fast-a-Thon encourages understanding, control

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Eastern Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association organization hosted a Fast-a-Thon, engaging students in learning about the importance of fasting during Ramadan for Muslims with guest speaker Ali Suleiman Ali.

Emotional film depicts Palestinian struggles

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Eastern Michigan University’s United Nations Student Alliance organization hosted a screening of the Oscar-nominated documentary, “5 Broken Cameras,” Thursday in Pray-Harrold.

SAFE shares ways to better campus life for LGBT students

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Eastern Michigan University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center hosted its SAFE campaign Tuesday in the Student Center to inform students and staff of ways to help maintain an inclusive campus for all people, regardless of sexual orientation.

Student opinions differ on weather delay

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Eastern Michigan University’s morning classes were canceled until 12:30 p.m. Monday due to poor weather and icy roads.

Palestine desires freedom and land rights

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After the events of Operation Pillar of Defense between Israel and Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is seeking support from the United Nations to recognize Palestine as a non-member observer state.

Students discuss differing same-sex marriage views

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Americans in several states approved same-sex marriage on their Nov. 6 ballots. Three states legalized it while one rejected a constitutional ban on it.

VP incumbent Joe Biden

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From Scranton, Pa., Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was the sixth youngest person elected to the United States Senate at age 29. Two weeks after the election, his wife Neila and daughter Naomi were killed in a car accident.

Workers get new options in tech

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U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin announced their support for new high-tech job training opportunities offered by the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program for workers whose jobs were outsourced due to international trade.

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