Kylie Gilligan

Articles (8 total)

Podcast: Mary Ann Starkweather

After learning about the racist history of Daniel L. Quirk, The Eastern Echo took up investigating the history behind the namesakes of other campus buildings. In our first episode, learn about the history of Mary Ann Starkweather, the benefactor of EMU’s Starkweather Hall and Starkweather Chapel in Highland Cemetery. 

Podcast: Surviving Online Classes

Jessica Elton, an EMU professor, and Christine Deacons, director Holman Success Center, share their tips for students navigating a semester of online courses.

Symposium: 237 Letters

In 1971, a civil rights advocate was invited to speak at Eastern Michigan University's commencement, but the announcement was met with 237 letters of protest addressed to the Board of Regents. Shelbie Torok explains the opposition and puts the incident in the context of the black student protests that took place on campus in the 1960s and 1970s.

Who are the Ombuds?

If you’re like many EMU students, you’ve heard of The Office of the Ombuds, but you may not know who works there or the services they provide. Reporters Kylie Gilligan and Bianca Ramsey break down the who, what, and where of this department, and how it can help students with grade disputes, course withdrawal applications, and discrimination claims, and other policy-based issues.