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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 Jim Toy Community Center, located on Braun Court in Ann Arbor, is closing their physical location at the end of Jan., 2021, however, the online atmosphere will remain open for all.
EMU’s COVID-19 Dashboard compared to the University of Michigan and Washtenaw County cases, shows the university’s control of the virus.
On Wednesday, Oct. 21., the EMU Jazz Ensemble held their first live-streamed concert of the 2020-2021 academic year. The ensemble streamed the performance to viewers through Vimeo, while performing from the Alexander Music Building.
Due to budget limitations, EMU lacks a waste management budget. However, the university has started a Sustainability Commission that will work to improve sustainability efforts on the campus through the STARS framework.
The EMU jazz, percussion, and orchestra ensembles have altered practice schedules and concert formats in order to fit COVID-19 protocols. Rehearsals now permit fewer students to meet together, requiring those that do to maintain social distancing and mask wearing. Concerts are planned to be virtual.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools have undergone major changes to accommodate students and faculty during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been forced to alter the everyday environment for students and reshift their budget.
EMU’s oldest professor, Nelson Amos, is retiring at 81 years old, after 46 years at EMU as a professor of guitar, lute and music history. He spoke to the Echo about his future plans and the challenges he has faced during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Six EMU professors hosted an online seminar, “Let’s Talk About Online Learning,” on Thursday, August 27 to answer questions and acknowledge the difficulties that may be faced in the virtual Fall 2020 semester. Topics included building student interaction, technical difficulties with working virtually, as well as student proactivity.