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 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.
An American who works full-time, 40 hours a week, for minimum wage can expect to earn $15,080 a year before taxes.
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.
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, the former National Security Agency contractor now believed to be living in asylum in Russia, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Eastern Michigan University alumni Amalie Nash is a perfect example of how most journalism majors want their careers to go.
The ad-hoc student government committee on energy and sustainability held a meeting Thursday to discuss hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking.
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.
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.
The Eagle Café in Pray-Harrold is closed due to flooding.
Eastern Michigan University’s moot court team went undefeated last month, beating 25 teams at the regional moot trial conference in Saginaw, Mich.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
Pease Auditorium swelled with music on a peaceful Sunday on Oct. 13 as the Eastern Michigan University Wind Symphony, conducted by Mary K. Schneider, kicked off its first concert of the semester with a piece from 1943 called “Commando March,” written by Pennsylvanian-born child prodigy Samuel Barber.
“Growing Up Muslim in Bombay” is an equal parts autobiography and poem book written by Saleem Peeradina. Peeradina teaches at Siena Heights University in Adrian, a school that he described as being “strategically isolated.”
After the Westgate Mall terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya, 39 people are still missing on top of the 67 people the Kenyan government reported dead from the attack and four day long siege.
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