Student Government

‘Extreme Weather’ executive order passed by student body president

YPSILANTI – Candice Crutcher, EMU’s student body president, passed an executive order Tuesday calling for the university to cancel classes when temperatures drop below zero. On January 23, classes were held even though around 800 public and private schools in the area closed or delayed . . . As a result, many faculty and students […]


Governor declares ‘State of Emergency’ with sub-zero temperatures in the forecast

LANSING – Governor Gretchen Whitmer of Michigan declared a state of emergency Monday night in response to abnormal temperatures in the forecast for the upcoming week. Eastern Michigan University and Washtenaw Community College closed their university on Monday following harsh weather conditions. They have not announced any cancellations for Tuesday. Ypsilanti is predicted to hit […]


EMU students react to Trump’s presidential address

President Trump announced there is a humanitarian crisis at our southern board Tuesday night in a presidential address.  He is unwilling to support a spending bill proposed by Democrats that doesn’t include $5.7 billion in funding for a steel barrier along the border shared by the U.S. and Mexico.  The president insisted that he will keep the government shut […]


Giving True Day raises $800,000

“The most important idea behind Giving True Day is that students, faculty and staff, alumni and friends of the university can choose to support their passion on campus,” said Director of Annual Giving Carole Booms. “It’s about what you feel is important to support when it comes to giving.” Eastern Michigan University holds is sixth […]

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Alt-right message written on Freedom Walls causes Student Government to act

Spotted earlier today by a reporter for the Eastern Echo, one of the walls in the Free Speech Space reads “it’s okay to be white.” The message comes a week after a statement condemning anti-semitism was tampered with on the same wall. “As soon as we saw that message, we knew it couldn’t stay up,” […]

Student Government

Student Senate bids farewell to long-serving members

The Student Senate met Tuesday to hold their final general meeting of the semester. Although drama reigned over the political process, all the Senators were present to pass two new resolutions. The first, Res 105-14, looks to hold the Inter-fraternity Council (IFC) accountable for implementing a plan to reduce sexual assault incidents. This resolution shows […]

Student Government

Student Senate passes resolution to amend tobacco free policy

Before dismissing for Thanksgiving recess, the Student Senate announced the passing of three resolutions during their biweekly meeting held in the Student Center. With only one member of the community and the executive board present, the Senators passed three resolutions regarding the campuses smoking policy, internal affairs and reallocating funds within the university. Resolution 130-09 […]


Fox 2 reporter visits Eastern Michigan University

News Anchor Josh Landon visited Sponberg Auditorium on Wednesday to give advice to future journalists. Landon, an anchor for Fox 2 News, talked about his journey to his current job and answered questions from student journalists and broadcasters. Landon, an EMU graduate, shared his enthusiasm and knowledge with students. Like many EMU students, Landon’s career […]

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