Kenneth Bowen


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Are some war veterans claiming unearned benefits from the VA?

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The veteran community has been at the forefront of America’s attention due to a decade of continuous warfare, but some Eastern Michigan University scholars said many of their fellow service members are reaping benefits they did not earn.

EMU junior Ken Gergely served nearly 13 years in the Marines as infantryman and deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan seven times.

Students for Justice in Palestine aims to educate

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The recent conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has motivated some Eastern Michigan University scholars to start a local student chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine.

EMU Honors Soars Higher

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Eastern Michigan University’s Honors College had a record number of applications submitted this year and Honors students said the success of the program is well-deserved.

Yankee air museum to honor Vietnam veterans

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The Yankee Air Museum at 47884 D Street in Belleville Mich., intends to honor America’s fallen service members with a tribute and ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the Vietnam War exhibit. This event will take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 26 at 9 a.m.

School districts boycott EMU's student teachers, EAA affiliation

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Northville, Taylor and most Washtenaw County school districts are not seeking alumni teachers or student teachers from EMU, and the fallout has been noticeable to students at EMU with teaching aspirations.

Eating contest raises substantial sum for FLY Children's Art Center

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A five-pound, 20-foot long sausage piled high with peppers and onions is a daunting sight, but 12 contestants attempted to devour the behemoth entree at an eating contest on Thursday at The Wurst Bar, located at 705 W. Cross St. The contest raised $7,251 for the FLY Children’s Art Center. The nonprofit organization is based in Ypsilanti and focuses on giving children access to making art in settings that promote creativity.

EMU'S ties to EAA detrimental to education students

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The Education Achievement Authority is a hot topic for Michigan’s public school system, and Eastern Michigan University became a key player in the debate when it signed a partnership with the government program in 2011. The controversy has directly affected some students hoping to get a degree from EMU’s College of Education.

Martial arts master teaches self-defense

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Criminals in Ypsilanti should take note – some Eastern Michigan University students are ready to fight back if trouble comes lurking.

Darius Rucker to rock EMU Convocation Center

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The platinum recording artist will play the Convocation Center on Jan. 31. Tickets are on sale now.

Veterans share their stories

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Student veterans gathered for a meet-and-greet Thursday afternoon at the Student Center and took advantage of the chance to share their stories about drill sergeants, boot camp, deployment, bad chow, bad pay and many other facets of military life.

Veterans Day: A time to honor our fighters

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Some of your fellow classmates have used deadly force to eliminate threats on the battlefield. Others have witnessed their friends carried off by stretcher bearers. Students at Eastern Michigan University have shed their blood on foreign soil and lived to tell their tale in public speaking classes and creative writing essays.

ROTC members complete test to become Army officers

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Midterms week can be stressful for anyone, but some Eastern Michigan University students had to rappel down a building and swim with a dummy M-16’s muzzle out of the water while in uniform last week.

'True Life' debriefing examines abusive relationships

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On Wednesday, Eastern Michigan University’s Women’s Resource Center, in cooperation with the Safe House Center of Ann Arbor and First Step, presented the exhibit “True Life: My Experience with Domestic Violence.”

ONLINE EXCLUSIVE: Students share feelings, concerns on Reed case, off-campus safety

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At least one person walked by the body of Demarius Reed after he was fatally shot, and as many as six people heard gunfire the night of the murder in his apartment complex, according to interim Ypsilanti Police Chief Tony DeGiusti.

Second public safety forum held in Student Center

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At least one person walked by the body of Demarius Reed after as was fatally shot, and as many as six people heard gunfire the night of the murder in his apartment complex according to interim Ypsilanti Police Chief Tony DeGiusti.

Explosion rocks apartment above Jimmy John's

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An explosion rocked an apartment above Jimmy John’s, at 537 W. Cross St., early Sunday morning.

State standards to take effect

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Common Core State Standards will soon be in classrooms across Michigan, and some of tomorrow’s educators studying at Eastern Michigan University shared their thoughts and concerns about the topic.

Eastern students react to shutdown

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The government shutdown could cripple the world’s economy, but some Eastern Michigan University students are already feeling the fallout.

Weekly meetings for veterans in Pierce Hall

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Student veterans of Eastern Michigan University are invited to help each other find balance among school, life and work during weekly group meetings. The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting the open discussions at 3 p.m. every Wednesday in the Military and Veterans Resource Center at 401 Pierce Hall.

Freshmen reflect on first week of classes

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The freshmen at Eastern Michigan University just finished their first week of studies, and said the receptive atmosphere assisted with their transitioning into collegiate scholars.

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