The Middle Eastern Student Association at Eastern Michigan University braved the cold temperatures Tuesday afternoon to raise student awareness about the Syrian civil war and display the daily suffering the eight million displaced Syrian refugees experience as result of the violence and political unrest that continues to plague their country. MESA members set up a model Syrian refugee tent outside the Student Center to show passing students exactly how these refugees are living.
Spectators at the Eastern Michigan University basketball game Saturday experienced more than just an Eagle Victory over Northern Illinois University. In the lobby of the Convocation Center was an event called “A Taste of Ypsilanti,” which gave the Eagle Basketball fans in attendance the chance to sample local Ypsilanti restaurants for just a dollar a meal.
Explore Eastern to take place March 8— Eastern Michigan University will host the Explore Eastern Open House, Saturday, March 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event, which is designed to familiarize prospective EMU students with the university, is open to transfer and high school students.
While some Eagles will migrate to warmer temperatures and take restful vacations next week, others will be participating in the several Alternative Spring Break programs offered through Eastern Michigan University’s Volunteers Incorporating Service into our Neighborhoods volunteer center.
Ypsilanti Police announced Thursday the charges in the death of John Lawrence of Detroit, 46-year-old father of a former Peninsular Place resident, were denied by the Washtenaw County prosecutor’s office.
Feb. 7 Officers were called to Hoyt Hall for a verbal argument between a male student and a female student at 12:30 a.m. The dispute did not turn physical and the two students went to their respective rooms after police arrived.
Eastern Michigan University’s National Association for the Advancement of Colored People hosted “Women of History: Celebrating Our Queens,” an event honoring the achievements of black women in history and at the university, in the Student Center Tuesday night.
EMU alumna turns 105— Eastern Michigan University alumna Pat Crouch turned 105 on Thursday. Crouch earned her degree from Michigan Normal College, now known as Eastern Michigan University.
Feb. 1 Officers responded to a noise complaint in Walton Hall at 12:59 a.m. and found a group of underage students with a small amount of alcohol in a dorm room. The students were not charged criminally, but may face consequences under the Student Code of Conduct.
Safety Week at Eastern Michigan University kicked off Monday night with an event titled “Do Snitches Get Stitches?” Student Body President Desmond Miller hosted the event, which was an open dialogue about the stigma of snitching and the violent crime problem at EMU and in the city of Ypsilanti.
Jan. 28 A female student reported compromising pictures of her posted on Instagram by a male friend at 11:07 a.m. The male friend is not a student, and this investigation is ongoing.
In light of the recent wave of violent crimes on and surrounding Eastern Michigan University’s campus, Student Government has deemed the first week of February Safety Week.
Jan. 24 Books were stolen from a donation box outside the university bookstore between 3:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. by a non-student subject. The subject attempted to sell the books back to the university bookstore unsuccessfully and then successfully sold the books to another bookstore. Police were able to identify the thief by reviewing security footage and charge him with theft.
Tuesday marked Eastern Michigan University’s third university shutdown due to extreme cold this year. Students and professors agree that these “cold days” have made for a rocky start to the semester.
President Barack Obama gave his fifth State of the Union address Tuesday night, calling for 2014 to be a year of action.
Jan. 21 A student was caught using fake parking hangtags in the Bowman Lot at 9:32 a.m. The student’s car was towed, and he will face further consequences under the Student Code of Conduct. A student who left items in a locker at the Rec/IM on Nov.
The four suspects in the armed robbery and attempted car-jacking that took place around 9 p.m. on the 700 block of Congress St have been identified, and three have been arrested, according to Eastern Michigan University’s department of public safety.
Jan. 18 Police encountered a man yelling with a beer can in his hand at Ballard and West Cross streets at 8:38 p.m. Officers calmed the man down and found that he had warrants out for his arrest. The man was too inebriated to be taken to jail, so police released him to the hospital with a citation for drunkenness.
Two Mexican citizens who were arrested at the border on Tuesday were connected to the recent Target security breach that compromised an estimated 110 million customers’ credit card information.
A male Eastern Michigan University student, who has yet to be identified, was the victim of an armed robbery about 9 p.m.
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