Hi there, my name is Austin Elliott, Managing Editor for the Echo! I’ve been with the Echo for almost two years now, and have previously served as Opinions Editor and Editor-in-Chief. I’m proud to be working to build strong and independent news coverage for the City of Ypsilanti. Stay tuned as we gear up for a great fall semester!
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A look inside Geoff Larcom’s lifelong career in journalism and media and his iconic tenure at Eastern Michigan University
Geoff “Sir Spamalot” Larcom retired from EMU after serving 12 years as Executive Director of Media Relations and a lifelong career in journalism and media. Larcom will be greatly missed by the many people whose lives he has touched here at EMU.
EMU students protest in response to lawsuit accusing EMU officials of ignoring sexual assault claims
Two protests were staged by EMU students in response to a lawsuit being filed against the University over the mishandling of Title IX reports from sexual assault victims.
The number of COVID-19 cases on campus have jumped from 10 cases to 50 as the state of Michigan has identified EMU’s campus as the site of an ongoing outbreak. Ten of the 108 beds reserved at EMU for quarantine or isolation are currently in use. Along with other precautions, Thanksgiving break has been extended to include Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, giving students a full week of break.
The Washtenaw County Health Department released a stay-in-place order for undergraduates attending University of Michigan in Ann Arbor due to a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases on campus. The order, as of Tuesday, Oct. 20, will last two weeks.
After Student Government elections were postponed last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will finally get to cast their vote via their my.emich page from Sept. 30 at 8:00 a.m. until Oct. 1 at 8:00 p.m.
Last week, Eastern Michigan University announced that move-in for on-campus housing would be delayed by three weeks, until Sept. 17. The Monday morning announcement was criticized by some students and parents for it’s last-minute nature, which caught many students and university staff off-guard.
In an email to students Monday morning, EMU President James Smith said that over a 72-hour period, the university made the decision to postpone move-in, following their assessment of other university reopenings across the country.
Savit racked up votes in the urban centers of the county, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He won many precincts around UM and EMU by a 35%+ margin. His strong performance in urban areas was complemented with an even showing in most rural parts of the county