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Dean of College of Education leaves Eastern

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Jann Joseph is the outgoing Dean of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education. Previously from Grand Valley State University, Joseph served EMU’s College of Education for three years. With her farewell party on Tuesday, Joseph will be leaving EMU to become the vice chancellor of student affairs at the Indiana University South Bend.

Ypsi mayor recognized at awards ceremony

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Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schrieber was the recipient of the Community/University Collaboration Award presented by the Office of Academic Service-Learning, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Community in an awards luncheon held Friday.

Trial dates set for two men charged with murder of EMU football player

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The court was packed as 20-year-old Ed Jermeal Thomas and Kaivon Kristopher Pratt of Detroit were led through separate doors of courtroom 9 of the Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor, Tuesday.

Campus community divided over Israel boycott

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The Palestinian group Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions has created a movement to academically boycott, divest and sanction Israeli universities, think tanks and students.

Ypsilanti Art Incubator hosts PechaKucha

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The Ypsilanti Art Incubator of 76 Huron Street held a PechaKucha Friday, as it does the first Friday of every month. PechaKucha is a Japanese phrase meaning “chit-chat.” Developed by a Tokyo-based architecture firm in the 1960s, it’s a rapid-fire format for giving talks in public that are entertaining and efficient. Being adaptable to almost every format, the Ypsilanti Art Incubator decided to use it to have five artists from the Ypsilanti area, most of whom are current or former
Eastern Michigan University art majors, present and talk about their art.

Ukraine on the brink of war

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Ukraine appears to be on the brink of war this week. With the ousting of Ukraine’s pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, after months of violent protests, a new crisis has enveloped this former soviet republic. The protest started last November when Yanukovych suddenly ended talks to join the European Union in favor of a sudden treaty tying the country closer to Russia.

Students give their 'two cents' on the minimum wage debate

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An American who works full-time, 40 hours a week, for minimum wage can expect to earn $15,080 a year before taxes.

Percussion ensemble plays memorable piece of percussion literature

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The first piece performed was “Three Episodes for Percussion Ensemble,” a three-part composition by John O’Reilly. The music felt like a chase scene from an old film noir movie.

Wellness Center offers HIV testing

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The Eastern Michigan University Wellness Center hosted an event at which students could have free rapid HIV testing in the Student Center on Wednesday.

Edward Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

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Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now believed to be living in asylum in Russia, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Eastern alumna, writer enjoys successful career

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Eastern Michigan University alumni Amalie Nash is a perfect example of how most journalism majors want their careers to go.

Students meet, discuss fracking

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The ad-hoc student government committee on energy and sustainability held a meeting Thursday to discuss hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.

Purdue rocked by school shooting

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A school shooting on Tuesday rocked Purdue University. According to CNN, a suspect was taken into custody after the shooting took place near the electrical engineering building. The Indiana school’s police chief said that the shooter targeted a single person, then left and was arrested by a city policeman.

Pray-Harrold Eagle Café closed due to plumbing backup issue

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The Pray-Harrold Eagle Café has been closed this week due to a plumbing backup that occurred over the weekend. From the dining area, which is still accessible, damage to the sink area is visible. There were no reports of injuries.

Pray-Harrold café flooded

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The Eagle Café in Pray-Harrold is closed due to flooding.

Moot court team goes undefeated

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Eastern Michigan University’s moot court team went undefeated last month, beating 25 teams at the regional moot trial conference in Saginaw, Mich.

Certification exam changes threaten education students

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The Michigan Department of Education announced new testing standards in the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) earlier this month. Education majors are required to pass this standardized certification test before obtaining their teaching license in the state of Michigan.

BLACK screens documentary ‘Central Park 5’

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“The purpose of this screening is to highlight Central Park 5 and to give background to the Eastern student community,” Michael Wood, junior and secretary of BLACK said. “Because I’m pretty sure that [they] aren’t aware of the Central Park 5.”

Rally honors slain students

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On Thursday, the Increase The Peace Rally & Walk kicked off in front of the north doors of the Student Center. This student rally and march was against the recent spat of violence and crime that has plagued the community at Eastern Michigan University since the murder of Julia Niswender almost a year ago. Several hundred people showed up for the event.

'Paris Is Burning' shown in honor of LGBT studies minor

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Starting in New York in 1986, it chronicles the balls that were happening around this time. The balls were get-togethers within the LGBTQ community in New York. These parties featured drag shows, voguing and costume competitions.


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