Samantha Snell


Regents approve four percent increase in residence hall budget

A four percent increase in the budget for residence halls and a four percent increase for meal plans were both approved by Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents at its regular meeting on March 17. These budget increases come in the wake of some major population growth on campus, with more than 3,800 students living on campus at the start of the fall semester – the second-highest number since 2007. The standard, platinum 19-meal-a-week plan for 2015-16 academic year will cost $4,911, and the academic year rates for a standard double room in the residence halls will cost between $3,950 and $5,094.

Creative Convergence at EMU

This year Eastern Michigan University is hosting the Creative Convergence 2015. The event will cover issues facing Michigan in the 21st century such as tourism, government and the environment.