EMU professor gives speech at Honor’s College

The Honors College hosted the fourth Star Lecture in their series of six on courageous conversations. The talk was given by Dr. Nancy Copeland, a professor in technology education at Eastern. Copeland’s lecture felt more like a large group discussion than a speech. She sat in a chair at the front of the Honors College…

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Ypsilanti Fire Department receives permission to apply for grant

The Ypsilanti City Council voted in favor of giving the Ypsilanti Fire Department permission to apply for a grant that would pay the salary of six more firefighters over the next three years at the city council meeting on Tuesday night. Fire Chief Max Anthouard presented information to the council about the Staffing for Adequate…

Sustainable fashion in Trump’s America

Fluorescent lights illuminate neon crop tops and fake cut-off shorts while loud, thumping music acts as a backdrop for consumers to shop against. Forever 21 is a sea of disorganized chaos: acid wash shorts next to olive green sundresses and flower crowns next to platform sandals. Fast fashion outlets like Forever 21 and H&M have…

The injustice of book banning

It was a snowy Christmas break four years ago when Jolie Valentine was leafing through her local newspaper and she stumbled across her school in the headlines. Jolie, a district librarian technology specialist at Plymouth-Canton Community Schools, read the article in shock. It was through this article that she learned the superintendent had pulled two…

New furniture in Roosevelt provides new workspace for students

Students who spend a lot of time in Roosevelt hall now have a much more modern and stylish place to study between classes. Eastern Michigan University professor Dr. Julie Becker is “working for furniture,” as she calls the deal that she struck with Allermuir, the company that produced the new furniture in Roosevelt. In exhange…

Philanthropists discuss eco-justice with EMU students

Jose Carlos Aguiar, PhD, and pastor Monica Villarreal, two philanthropists from opposite sides of the globe, came together to facilitate a conversation on environmental disasters and delivering eco-justice. Both came to EMU to present at Pray-Harrold room 216 from 6:30-8 p.m. The College of Arts and Sciences brought Aguiar as their McAndless Scholar. This position…