The Women’s and Gender Studies department held a program Wednesday, Feb 3, to discuss women in Islam. Fatima Sidiqi presented “Jihadism and Escalation of Violence Against Women and Girls: Polices Combating Gender-Based Violence in the Middle East and North Africa.” Sidiqi is considered an expert in women’s and gender studies and is a senior professor of linguistics and gender studies at Sidi Mohamed ben Abdella Univeristy in Morocco. She talked about the term jihad, which has origins in the Koran and the Haddith.
Last year, 114 human trafficking cases were reported in Michigan, according to the National Human Trafficking Resource Center. A panel will be held to discuss human trafficking Tuesday evening, Jan.
The Carnegie Foundation reclassified Eastern Michigan University as a doctoral university in the 2015 edition of the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings system. EMU was previously listed as a large master’s university.
The Eastern Echo’s sports editor, Andrew Mascharka, was awarded one of the Michigan Press Association Foundation’s community journalism scholarships. Mascharka is from Ann Arbor and a junior at Eastern.
An Eastern Michigan University German professor won the 2015 American Association of Teachers of German award. Margrit Zinggeler received the award for excellence in teaching Austrian language and culture.
At the Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, the chair and vice chair were re-elected. Mike Morris will keep his position as chair, and Mary Treder Lang will remain the vice chair. Morris is an Eastern Michigan alumnus.
Eastern Michigan University will welcome officials, researchers, environmentalists and conservations groups from across the world for the State of the Strait conference from 8 a.m.
Three students attended “Season of Light,” which was shown Saturday afternoon in the Science Complex. The event featured two separate presentations.
“This is my fourth outfit today,” Megan Somodi, sophomore psychology major said at Thursday night’s 2nd Annual Pencils of Promise Dance-A-Thon. The Honors College helped to host the event.
Hungry students have received more than 1,500 pounds of food since Swoop’s Student Food Pantry opened just over a month ago on Sept.