Amtrak and the city of Ypsilanti hope to construct a train station in Depot Town in the next few years. Discussions behind this project have been underway for three years.
CloseUp Theatre held its performance titled Revelations with the theme “Rise Up Against Injustice” on Monday, Jan. 20. This event is one of several events held in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. this past weekend. Skits presented explored topics such as sexual assault, toxic masculinity, immigration reform, stereotypes, racism, homophobia and social justice overall.
GameAbove has been making donations to EMU since last year. The group consists of an advisory board of EMU alumni with a desire to give back to EMU. Some advisory board members are former athletes, entrepreneurs and have been successful in their careers.
Student organizations gathered in the student center to seek out new members. Attendees could enjoy hot chocolate, music, get their caricature drawn by an artist and learn more about various student organizations.
The Board of Regents approved the construction of a new golf training facility. The facility is 100% funded by the GameAbove alumni group. GameAbove donated a total of $8 million which covers construction as well as operating costs for the next 12 years.
Students of color and international students received special recognition at the Multicultural Graduation Celebration for Fall 2019. Graduates received stoles of their choice to represent their culture, heritage and academic success. A Multicultural Graduation Celebration will also be held for Winter 2020 graduates.
Sen. Jeff Irwin visited EMU’s Student Center to inform interested locals on the recent opening of recreational marijuana dispensaries. There are currently seven operating recreational facilities in Ypsilanti as of Dec.1
EMU's Center for Health Disparities Innovation and Studies (CHDIS) funds a program, Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH), addressing health disparities among Asian Americans.
EMU art students describe their experience in EMU's art program and their general artistic experiences.
The EMU Board of Regents approved a new academic program for a Bachelors of Science in Quantitative Economics at its regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 25. The program will commence in the next academic year of 2020.