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Known by many as “the email dude” or “Sir Spamalot,” Executive Director of Media Relations Geoff Larcom is retiring from Eastern Michigan University after serving nearly 12 years as the university’s primary representative and a lifelong career in journalism.
Members of the EMU community staged two protests in response to a federal civil rights lawsuit accusing EMU officials of ignoring claims of sexual assault on or near campus.
The Jim Toy Community Center, located in Ann Arbor, is closing their physical location at the end of January due to financial impacts caused by COVID-19, but the online atmosphere will remain open for all.
Eastern Michigan University has been tracking COVID-19 case rates and implementing safety protocols in the hopes of keeping the number of confirmed cases low.
Livestreamed from Alexander Music Building, the the Eastern Michigan University Jazz Ensemble held their first concert of the 2020 season on Wednesday, Oct. 21, which was shifted to an online format due to COVID-19.
The Eastern Michigan University recycling program began in the late 1990s with a grant, but the grant has since ended and all money for recycling and waste comes out of the grounds budget, which due to budget cuts continues to shrink.
Eastern Michigan University percussion, orchestra, and jazz ensembles have adapted to follow COVID-19 safety guidelines, from the way they hold practices to the way concerts are formatted.
Over the summer, big changes came to Ypsilanti Community Schools (YCS) with the district ending its contract with the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department and implementing big changes to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic that have altered students’ daily lives.
Dr. Nelson Amos, a professor of guitar and music history and Ypsilanti storefront owner, will retire in April from EMU after 46 years of teaching at the university. Amos is the oldest faculty member, at 81 years old.
“Let’s Talk About Online Learning,” an informational panel hosted virtually by several EMU professors was held on Thursday, August 27. The webinar explored different techniques professors in a variety of departments are taking this year to ensure the best possible outcomes for student learning.
The Amtrak train station, which was scheduled to be built in Ypsilanti’s Depot Town, was recently not approved for funding. This information came in March when COVID-19 first began disrupting daily life in Michigan.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services partnered with Kroger Health in order to provide a free drive-through COVID-19 testing site. Testing started Monday, May 18, and will continue through the end of May.
Kennedy Dixon, a junior and public health major at EMU, was chosen to participate in the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services COVID-19 contact tracing. The goal is to slow the community spread of infectious pathogens, specifically COVID-19.
Ypsilanti-area farmers are collaborating with The Ypsi Area Online Market. Already included on the list are Growing Hope, The Farm at St. Joe’s and Zilke Farm Kitchen. This online market comes to the community during the challenging and unfamiliar time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Sunday, March 15, the Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport felt unsettlingly empty as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic limited travel.
On Friday, March 7, Eastern Michigan University (EMU) students took the stage at Quirk Sponberg Theatre for the first showing of “[Something Between],” a devised theater production.
On Wednesday, Mar. 4, Charis Bly brought EMU its second annual Black Excellence Mixer in the McKenny Hall ballroom. The event was also sponsored by The Delta Nu Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc and the EMU Student Government.
On Tuesday, Feb. 18, the EMU Poetry Society welcomed students and community members to an open poetry mic night at Riverside Arts Center. There was food, beverages and a sign up sheet for the open mic that allowed guests to join in as they pleased.
EMU’s Percussion Ensemble performed in Pease Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 17, under the direction of Professor John F. Dorsey.
On Wednesday, Feb. 12 EMU’s Alexander Hall held guest pianist, Jerry Wong. The intimate recital gathered many that applauded Wong’s performance.