Danielle Willman


White House outlines plans for gun control

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference at the White House Wednesday to outline the administration’s plan for gun control changes in response to the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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EMU professor charged with killing wife A part-time Eastern Michigan University mathematics teacher was arraigned Sunday for the death of his wife.

Governor Snyder signs Erin’s Law, other bills into law

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed 30 new bills into law. One of the bills signed was Erin’s Law, sponsored by state Senators John Proos, Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons, which allows schools to create programs educating children, staff and families on sexual abuse of children.

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*No new information released on Niswender death* As investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender continues, the Ypsilanti police have no new information to release to the public.

Teachers’ federation, EMU agree on new 4-year deal

Eastern Michigan University and the EMU Federation of Teachers, which represents approximately 100 full-time lecturers, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Dec. 26 release from the university.

EMU 2012 commencement

Approximately 2,000 Eastern Michigan University students were awarded degrees at the graduation ceremony at EMU’s Convocation Center on Sunday.

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EMU faculty member death Mark Gallup, 51, a lecturer in Eastern Michigan University’s communication, media and theatre arts program, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. Gallup is survived by his wife of 23 years, Maria Showich-Gallup.

Student Government works on programs

With the fall semester wrapping up, Student Government is working on several initiatives to improve the student experience at Eastern Michigan University. Student Body President Mathew Norfleet recently gave an update on several programs his administration is developing.