EMU’s COVID-19 Dashboard compared to the University of Michigan and Washtenaw County cases, shows the university’s control of the virus.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21., the EMU Jazz Ensemble held their first live-streamed concert of the 2020-2021 academic year. The ensemble streamed the performance to viewers through Vimeo, while performing from the Alexander Music Building.
Due to budget limitations, EMU lacks a waste management budget. However, the university has started a Sustainability Commission that will work to improve sustainability efforts on the campus through the STARS framework.
The EMU jazz, percussion, and orchestra ensembles have altered practice schedules and concert formats in order to fit COVID-19 protocols. Rehearsals now permit fewer students to meet together, requiring those that do to maintain social distancing and mask wearing. Concerts are planned to be virtual.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools have undergone major changes to accommodate students and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been forced to alter the everyday environment for students and reshift their budget.
EMU’s oldest professor, Nelson Amos, is retiring at 81 years old, after 46 years at EMU as a professor of guitar, lute and music history. He spoke to the Echo about his future plans and the challenges he has faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Six EMU professors hosted an online seminar, “Let’s Talk About Online Learning,” on Thursday, August 27 to answer questions and acknowledge the difficulties that may be faced in the virtual Fall 2020 semester. Topics included building student interaction, technical difficulties with working virtually, as well as student proactivity.
Located in Ford Elementary School parking lot in Ypsilanti, a new drive-through COVID-19 testing site was made possible by Kroger Health and MDHHS.
Ypsilanti’s Depot Town was to be the new home of an Amtrak train station, but the grant application failed.
An EMU junior and public health major is to become a member of COVID-19’s contact tracing team at Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. This will also help her to push her towards her goal of becoming an epidemiologist.