Articles (30 total)
Recent Campus Hate Incident Displays EMU’s Lack of Protective Policy
Like many students, Chris Casillas didn't feel the need to read the EMU student code of conduct or the Housing Department's guide to campus living. However, after February's racial incident in Best Hall, he wishes he had. "I have to go to a hearing with Conduct and see that girl again,” Casillas said. “I have to defend myself when I shouldn't even have to." "That girl" is his former suitemates’ girlfriend, who hung up a naked black baby doll for Casillas to find early February 11. With the Washtenaw County Prosecutor refusing to charge her and the suitemates with ethnic intimidation, justice for Casillas is left to Eastern's Conduct office -- and their vague policies regarding hate incidents on campus.
Created Equal Teams Up with Protect Life at EMU for Biannual Anti-Abortion Display
The Created Equal organization set up in front of the Marshall building around 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 18 to promote their pro-life and anti-abortion views to the students of EMU. The organization was partnered with Protect Life at EMU.
Ypsilanti Community Supports Kent Hobbs At City Council Meeting, City Manager Resigns Days Later
Supporters for Ken Hobbs gathered at the Ypsilanti City Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5. 15 people spoke against the department's decision to hire a white candidate from outside Ypsilanti rather than of Hobbs, who is Black.
Africology and African Studies Experts Answer What Racism Is in Panel Discussion in Celebration Black History Month
Africology and African studies experts gathered in celebration of Black History Month to answer the question, “What is Racism?” in a panel discussion open to students, faculty and other Eastern Michigan University community members.
EMU Faculty present work promoting Engagement and Community
The Faculty Affairs Committee meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7 set up to present three works to the Board of Regents on how they improve engagement within the community.
EMU Community Gather for MLK Commemorative March
At the Martin Luther King Jr. statue located between Boone Hall and Welch Hall, dozens gathered for the annual commemorative march to honor King’s legacy and to reflect the historic 1965 Selma-Montgomery March done by thousands of non-violent demonstrators.
Message Condemning Antisemitism Tampered With, Hillel at EMU Responds
Spotted earlier today by one of the Eastern Echo’s reporters is the tampering of a message condemning anti-semitism on the freedom walls located on the lawn between Pray-Harrold and the Snow Health Center.
Giving True Day Raises $800 Thousand
Eastern Michigan University holds is sixth annual Giving True Day as a way to support and give thanks to different aspects of the university. One can make a gift to athletics, an EMU college of the donor’s choice, WEMU, special initiatives like the Undergraduate Symposium, and much more.
EMU Marching Band equipment staffer passes away
A member of Eastern Michigan University Marching Band’s equipment staff was found unresponsive this afternoon in an office in the Alexander Music Building.
Suspect Arrested In Alleged Connection to April Homicide of EMU Student
This morning, a suspect was arrested from Walton Hall in connection to the April 2018 murder of Christopher Marsh. The arrest was orchestrated by Pittsfield Township Police, with help from the Washtenaw County Metro SWAT team.