Students, faculty and staff at Eastern Michigan University walked in a silent march in protest of last year's racist graffiti found on King Hall.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., Keynote Speaker and Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, Barbara Arnwine, spoke to students and the community in the Student Center that day, reinstating the importance of the history and movements that are the reason behind how far society has come today. Many community members and students attended the event to hear the words of Arnwine, and educate themselves about the foundation Martin Luther King Jr.
Student Government invited students to Club Halle to take a break from their studies before finals week on Thursday in the Bowen Field House. “[I came tonight] to have some fun and get away from homework,” sophomore special education major Taylor Baugh said. After months of planning and a day of setting up, the field house was filled with inflatables, cotton candy and a DJ from 6-9 p.m. “We’ve been planning this for about 5 months,” student body vice president Anjali Martin said.
Campus Life hosted a Snack & Study session before the week of fianls from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesday. “I came to tonight’s event to actually study, be around a lot of people who are doing the same thing as me and whose focus are their studies, just like me,” Destani Goodman, freshman elementary education major said.
Pinky Promise invited Elder Rev. Cheryl Crawford Sangster, Pastor Timothy Alden and Rev. David Bullock to speak about the Proverbs 31 woman, the virtuous woman, Friday afternoon in McKenny Hall. Gabrielle Burgess-Smith, public relations major and Pinky Promise president, said the organization is a women’s Christian organization. “We strive for purity and multiple facets for God with an emphasis [on] no sex until marriage,” Burgess-Smith said. Lorraine McKnight, senior career coach in the University Center for Advising and Counseling said she believes it is important to remind people of their value to God in terms of how society sees us. “[This event] was very good,” McKnight said.
The Talk Culture Series hosted the Life as a Minority Veteran paneled discussion to discuss life in the military Tuesday evening in the Student Center. The panel featured a White woman, a black male, an Asian male and two Native American males.
In the newest Philosophy speaker series, Professor Frithjof Bergmann, from the University of Michigan, spoke with EMU students Thursday night in the Halle Auditorium on New Work, which is a philosophical and political movement.
Professor Nicoleta Tarfulea, Purdue University, Indiana, gave a lecture Monday night about the Modeling and Analysis of HIV Evolution and Therapy and how math and medical biology can work together through formulas to be one step closer in understanding the disease and finding a cure.