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Eastern Michigan University

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Established 1849
Type Public
Endowment $50.6 Million
President Donald Loppnow, Executive Vice President
Students 22,827
Undergraduates 18,165
Postgraduates 4,662
Location Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
Nickname
Mascot Eagles
Website emich.edu

Eastern Michigan University is a comprehensive, co-educational public university located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The university is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents, who are appointed by the Governor of Michigan for eight-year terms. The school belongs to the Mid-American Conference and was re-accredited by the North Central Association in 2001. Currently, EMU comprises five colleges: Arts & Sciences, Business, Education, Health & Human Services, Technology and a Graduate School. Its mascot, since 1991, has been the Eastern Eagle, after the traditional name "Hurons" was deemed unsuitable. EMU has consistently been one of the largest producers of professional educators in the country.[citation needed] The date of establishment or date of founding of an institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... A financial endowment is a transfer of money or property donated to an institution, with the stipulation that it be invested, and the principal remain intact. ... USD redirects here. ... University President is the title of the highest ranking officer within a university, within university systems that prefer that appellation over other variations such as Chancellor or rector. ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... Degree ceremony at Cambridge. ... Nickname: Motto: Pride. ... Millie, once mascot of the City of Brampton, is now the Brampton Arts Councils representative. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: Motto: Pride. ... The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...

Contents

History

University Park on campus, in the background is the Rec/IM center. On the far right (not in view) is the Student Center.

Founded in 1849 as Michigan State Normal School, the first normal school created outside the original 13 colonies, it became the Michigan State Normal College in 1899, then Eastern Michigan College in 1956, and finally Eastern Michigan University in 1959. Education, Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School were the first three colleges in the newly created university. Several major expansions followed shortly afterward, including the addition of the College of Business in 1964, the College of Health and Human Services in 1975 and the College of Technology in 1980. More recently, extended programs were added such as Continuing Education, the Centers for Corporate Training, the World College and numerous community-focused institutes. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 178 KB) Summary My photo of EMUs University park Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 178 KB) Summary My photo of EMUs University park Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... A normal school or teachers college is an educational institution for training teachers. ...


Physically, the campus has grown with the construction of the Terrestrial and Aquatic Research Facility (1998), the Convocation Center (1998), the Bruce T. Halle Library (1998), the John W. Porter College of Education Building (1999), the Everett L. Marshall College of Health and Human Services Building (2000), the Village residence hall (2001) and University House (2003). A new Student Center opened in 2006.


Total student population averages about 23,000, of whom roughly 5,000 are graduate students. Most programs are undergraduate or master's level, although the university has doctoral programs in Educational Leadership, Technology, and Psychology. John Fallon III, Ph.D., EMU's twenty-first President, began his tenure on July 15, 2005. Fallon was fired on July 15 following a unanimous vote by the board of regents in the wake of the Laura Dickinson murder scandal.


EMU Presidents

Adonijah Strong Welch, 1851-1865
David Porter Mayhew, 1865-1870
Charles FitzRoy Bellows, 1870-1871
Joseph Estabrook, 1871-1880
Malcolm MacVicar, 1880-1881
Daniel Putnam, 1880-1886 (non-contiguous)
Edwin Willits, 1883-1885
John Mayhelm Barry Sill, 1886-1893
Richard Gause Boone, 1893-1899
Elmer A. Lyman, 1900-1902
Lewis Henry Jones, 1903-1911
Charles McKenny, 1912-1933
John M. Munson, 1933-1948
Eugene B. Elliott, 1948-1965
Harold E. Sponberg, 1965-1974
James Brickley, 1974-1978
John W. Porter, 1979-1989
William E. Shelton, 1989-2000
Samuel A. Kirkpatrick, 2001-2004
Craig D. Willis, 2004-2005
John A. Fallon, III, 2005-2007


Campus

The Towers, on-campus residence halls.
The Towers, on-campus residence halls.

EMU is located in Ypsilanti, a city thirty-five miles west of Detroit and eight miles east of Ann Arbor. Detroit Metro Airport is a fifteen minute drive from campus. The school is a culturally diverse learning and teaching community set in a small city environment, amidst a major metropolitan area, which attracts students from Metro Detroit, across the state, nationally and internationally. The university's site is composed of an academic and athletic campus spread across 800-plus acres, with 122 buildings. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)These are The Towers this is an up-class single room residence hall. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 228 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)These are The Towers this is an up-class single room residence hall. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA:DTW, ICAO:KDTW), also called Detroit Metro Airport, is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit, Michigan, and is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. ...


Like all colleges and universities in the United States, under the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act (1990), EMU reports its on-campus crime statistics to the Michigan State Police and publishes the numbers on the Campus Safety website. Ypsilanti crime rates can be compared to other cities using Detroit Michigan Crime Statistics and Data Resources website. The Michigan State Police is the state police agency for the State of Michigan. ...


The EMU campus includes several buildings with sculpture by Corrado Parducci. Corrado Giuseppe Parducci (March 10, 1900 - November 22, 1981) was an American architectural sculptor. ...


Academic profile

Enrollment, 2005

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Gender Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... An Asian American is a person of Asian ancestry or origin who was born in or is an immigrant to the United States. ... Hispanics in the United States, or Hispanic Americans, are American citizens or residents of Hispanic ethnicity who identify themselves as having Hispanic Cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The term white American (often used interchangeably and incorrectly with Caucasian American[2] and within the United States simply white[3]) is an umbrella term that refers to people of European descent residing in the United States. ...

  • Female undergraduate: 60%
  • Male undergraduate: 40%

Geographic distribution For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Male sex. ... For other uses, see Female (disambiguation). ... This article is about the Male sex. ...

Participation Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states which have membership of the federation known as the United States of America (USA or U.S.). The separate state governments and the U.S. federal government share sovereignty. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ...

Academic profile (freshmen class of 2005) The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ...

  • Average GPA: 3.2
  • Average ACT Score: 21
  • Average SAT Score: 1014

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  • Part-time employment (on or off campus): 70%

Student Life

The Village on-campus residences.

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Journalism

The Eastern Echo, EMU's independent student newspaper, publishes three times a week during the fall and winter semesters and once a week during the spring semester. The paper won eight awards in the 2005 Division 1 Michigan Collegiate Press Association contest, including second place in the general excellence category. The newspaper, which is funded through advertising revenue, is not under the editorial control of the university. It also publishes content online at http://www.easternecho.com. The Eastern Echo is the independent student newspaper of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ...


Also part of the EMU Student Media Office is Cellar Roots, the school's student-run literary and fine arts magazine. Cellar Roots celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2006 with a week of events that highlighted the history of the publication. Cellar Roots is a five time winner of the National Pacemaker award for design, an award often equated with the Pulitzer Prize for the college level, as well numerous other awards. Cellar Roots


Music

The school song "Our Pledge" was written by Edward Bowles and was arranged for the marching band by Thomas Tyra. The melody of "Eagles Fight Song" was written by Larry Livingston and arranged for marching band by Thomas Tyra. The percussion parts were written by Whitney Prince. The lyrics were revised by Dr. Max Plank after the Eastern Michigan University mascot was changed from the Hurons to the Eagles. "Go Green" was written by Thomas Tyra. An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching and other movements  â€“ with their musical performance. ... An American college marching band on the field (Kansas State University) A marching band is a group of instrumental musicians who generally perform outdoors, and who incorporate movement â€“ usually some type of marching and other movements  â€“ with their musical performance. ... This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ...


"Our Pledge" lyrics:


Eastern, sacred alma mater,
To your name we shall be true.
Ever marching on to victory,
We'll stand by to see you through.
Softly floating on the breeze
Verdant green with white of snow.
This our banner we will carry
In our hearts, where e'er we go.

  • The main Eastern Michigan University fight song is the "Eagles Fight Song":

Eastern Eagles hats off to you
Fight, fight, fight for old E-M-U
Look to the sky,
The Eagles will fly,
The bravest will defy
Rah! Rah! Rah
Hold that line for old green and white
Sons and daughters show your might
So FIGHT! FIGHT! for old E-M-U and vic-tor-ry
A fight song is primarily a sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. ...

  • The Eastern Michigan University Spirit Song is "Go Green":

Go Green, roll up the score
Go Green, let's get some more
Raise a cheer for old green and white
Let's show them we came here to fight
Go Green, vic'try we'll claim
Go Green, let's win this game
We'll always fight (what) for (who?) old E-M-U
Come on and let's go Green!


Marching and Basketball Bands

The Eastern Michigan University Marching Band was first formed in 1924 by Thomas Tyra. The University Bands are directed by Miller Asbill and John Zastoupil. The band plays both "Go Green" and the "Eagles Fight Song" for pregame at football games and after every game and rehearsal the marching band sings "Our Pledge".


The Eastern Michigan University Basketball Band is directed by the 2 graduate assistants of the band. The basketball band travels with the basketball teams during the MAC tournament or the NCAA tournament.


Library

Halle Library from McKenny side of campus.
Halle Library from McKenny side of campus.

The Bruce T. Halle Library is a state-of-the-art four-story facility. It is the sole library on campus. It includes computer labs, study spaces, the Holman Learning Center, a distance-learning classroom, the Faculty Development Center, the ICT Help Desk, an auditorium, the University archives, the carillon tower and the Paradox Cafe. It houses one of the largest collections of children's literature in the United States. The building has full wireless connectivity, as well as an automated retrieval system (the ARC) capable of housing 1 million items. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 184 KB) Summary my photo of Halle Library on EMU campus Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1544x1024, 184 KB) Summary my photo of Halle Library on EMU campus Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version... Childrens books redirects here. ...


Bruce Halle was the head of the Discount Tire Company, and has been a major benefactor.


Forensics

EMU is home to one of the nation's most successful Forensics (competitive speech) teams. The EMU Forensics team, currently ranked 2nd in the nation[1], has the distinction of being the only program in the country to place in the top 10 at every NFA national championship since they began in 1971. The EMU forensics team has won 10 team national championships and 66 individual national championships. With 33 out of a possible 35 state championships, the team is the foremost forensics competitive team in the state of Michigan. This reputation has been enhanced by the fact that EMU competitors have won over 200 individual state champions. Individual events is a type of speech competition characterized by individuals competing in a variety of different events. ... The National Forensic Association is a national intercollegiate organization designed to promote excellence in public speaking, individual events and debate. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Largest metro area Metro Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ...


Controversies

Nicknames

Since the 1991 season, Eastern Michigan University athletic teams have gone by the nickname "Eagles."


EMU originally went by the nicknames "Normalites" and "Men from Ypsi" and various other titles down through the years before "Hurons" was adopted in 1929. (In the context of property law, title refers to ownership or documents of ownership; see title (property). ...


The "Hurons" first came into being as the result of a contest sponsored by the Men's Union in 1929. On Oct. 31 of that year, a three-person committee, composed of Dr. Clyde Ford, Dr. Elmer Lyman and Professor Bert Peet, selected the name "Hurons" from the many entries in the contest.


The name was submitted by two students, Gretchen Borst and George Hanner. Hanner was working at the Huron Hotel at the time of the contest and was no doubt as much influenced by his place of employment as by the Huron Indian tribe. The runner-up name in that contest was Pioneers. This article is about the First Nations people, the Wyandot, also known as the Huron. ... A pioneer is someone who is first at doing something, or someone who is among a group of such people. ...


EMU began investigating the appropriateness of its Huron Indian logo after the Michigan Department of Civil Rights issued a report in October 1988 suggesting that all schools using such logos drop them. The report indicated that the use of Native American names, logos and mascots for athletic teams promoted racial stereotypes. At that time, four colleges, 62 high schools and 33 junior high/middle schools in Michigan used Native American logos or names, including Mid-American Conference rival Central Michigan University. CMU did not, however, change their nickname from the Chippewas. The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


The EMU Board of Regents voted to replace the Huron name with Eagles, taken from three recommendations from a committee charged with supplying a new nickname. The other two final names submitted were Green Hornets and Express.


The Eagles name was officially adopted on May 22, 1991, when the EMU Board of Regents voted to replace the existing Huron nickname and logo with the new one. During the 1991 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament (for which EMU qualified for the first time in school history), announcer Brent Musburger talked about the controversy and referred to the team on-air as the "No-Names." The 1991 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Brent Woody Musburger (born May 26, 1939 in Portland, Oregon) is an American sportscaster for ABC. // Educated at Northwestern Universitys Medill School of Journalism, Musburger began his career as a sportswriter for the now-defunct Chicago American newspaper. ...


The controversy over the nickname continues to this day, as many former students and faculty were angered that a unique name like Hurons was replaced by a common name like Eagles, especially for reasons of political correctness. Some alumni have even refused to donate money to the school until the name Hurons is restored. A group called Huron Restoration continues to try to bring back the name, and claims to have the support of Chief Leaford Bearskin of the Wyandotte Tribe of Oklahoma and former Grand Chief Max Gros-Louis of the Huron-Wendat Nation of Quebec.[4] Political correctness is the alteration of language to redress real or alleged injustices and discrimination or to avoid offense. ... Wyandotte is the name of some places in the United States of America: Wyandotte, Michigan Wyandotte, Oklahoma Wyandotte County, Kansas Wyandotte Township, Minnesota Wyandotte is an alternative spelling of Wyandot or Wendat, the name of a First Nations group also called Hurons. ... The Huron-Wendat Nation is a Huron-Wendat community whose reserve is at Wendake, just outside of Quebec City. ...


Laura Dickinson murder

On December 15, 2006, EMU student Laura Dickinson's body was found in her dorm room at Hill Hall. EMU issued a statement the next day that foul play was not suspected, but EMU student Orange Amir Taylor III was arrested February 23 and charged with her rape and slaying. Many Eastern Michigan students were especially skeptical of their university's compliance with the law because of this delay. According to police reports, the investigation was regarded as a homicide, however this was denied and only officially announced on the day of Taylor's arrest. His arrest happened to be the first day students could not withdraw from classes and housing for a full refund.[2] A subsequent investigation by Detroit law firm Butzel Long found that EMU had violated the Clery Act by not notifying students and named Vice President of Student Affairs, Jim Vick, as the main source of the cover-up.[3] The report led the investigation of many high-level administrators.[citation needed] Butzel Long is a law firm based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. Â§ 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 CFR 668. ...


The nationally reported scandal resulted in the firing of President John A. Fallon by the Board of Regents.[4] He was notified of the unanimous vote of the Board to fire him by a letter sent to his home on July 15, 2007. Although no formal reason for the termination was given, his dismissal was considered by many to be a direct result of his role in the cover-up of the on-campus homicide. Eastern Michigan's Faculty Association President supported the Board's decision. Fallon claimed that he did not know a murder had happened on campus until an arrest was made. His replacement, and the fate of his administration, have not yet been determined. Dr. John A. Fallon III is currently the president of Eastern Michigan University. ...


At a special meeting called by the Board of Regents on Monday, July 16, the separation of President John Fallon was officially announced along with the separation of Jim Vick, Vice President for Student Affairs and Cindy Hall, Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police. A letter of discipline was placed in University Counsel Kenneth McKanders' file. [5] It was also announced that Donald Loppnow, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, would be appointed Executive Vice President and in this role serve as Acting President until an Interim President is selected.[6]


As of July 3, 2007 the Department of Education report relating to the Clery Act violations has been released to the public. It states, "Several findings of noncompliance were discovered during the review which the Department [of Education] considers to be serious violations of the Clery Act." The result of this report has yet to be seen. EMU released the executive summary of its response to the DOE report on July 27. [7][8] The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act or Clery Act is a federal statute codified at 20 U.S.C. Â§ 1092(f), with implementing regulations in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations at 34 CFR 668. ...


Athletics

Rynearson Stadium Press box.
Main article: Eastern Michigan Eagles

Eastern Michigan athletic teams have been successful on a national level, winning three NCAA Division II national championships and 13 NAIA Division I national championships in five different sports (baseball, men's cross country, men's swimming and diving, men's indoor track and field, and men's outdoor track and field). Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 496 pixelsFull resolution (1085 × 673 pixel, file size: 184 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) my photo self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 496 pixelsFull resolution (1085 × 673 pixel, file size: 184 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) my photo self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Eastern Michigan has won three NCAA Division II national championships and 13 NAIA Division I national championships in five different sports (baseball, mens cross country, mens swimming and diving, mens indoor track and field, and mens outdoor track and field); moreover, EMU has been NCAA Division... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... NAIA is an acronym (or an initialism) that can refer to the following: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics in the United States. ...


EMU has also been NCAA Division I national runner-up twice: in 1940, the men's cross country team finished second to Indiana University at the national meet hosted by Michigan State University; then, on June 19, 1976, after finishing in sixth place the year before, the baseball team was defeated by the University of Arizona in the final game of the College World Series at Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha, Nebraska. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Indiana University is the principal campus of the Indiana University system. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a co-educational public research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Founded in 1855, it was the pioneer land-grant institution and served as a model for future land-grant colleges in the United States under the 1862 Morrill Act. ... The University of Arizona (UA or U of A) is a land-grant and space-grant public institution of higher education and research located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. ... The College World Series is the tournament which determines the NCAA Division I collegiate baseball champion. ... Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium is a baseball stadium which was built in 1948 in Omaha, Nebraska; it serves as the home of both the minor league Omaha Royals and the annual NCAA Division I College World Series. ... Omaha is the name of some places in the United States: *Omaha, Nebraska (the most familiar one) Omaha, Georgia Omaha, Illinois Omaha, Texas It is also the name of a Native American tribe, after which the city in Nebraska is named; see Omaha (tribe). ... Official language(s) English Capital Lincoln Largest city Omaha Largest metro area Omaha Area  Ranked 16th  - Total 77,421 sq mi (200,520 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 0. ...

Oestrike Stadium looking towards Huron River Drive.

Eastern's men's basketball team has appeared in four NCAA Division I tournaments, and have a 3-4 record, tied for third best among Michigan colleges. In the 1996 Men's Basketball Tournament, Eastern Michigan defeated the Duke Blue Devils in the opening round; it would be the Blue Devils' last first- or second-round defeat until 2007, when they were upended by VCU in the opening round. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (1360 × 815 pixel, file size: 193 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) my photo self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 479 pixelsFull resolution (1360 × 815 pixel, file size: 193 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) my photo self made I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... The 1996 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ... The 2007 NCAA Mens Division I Basketball Tournament involved 65 NCAA schools playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the national champion of mens NCAA Division I college basketball. ... Virginia Commonwealth University, or VCU, is a large public American research university with its main campuses located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. ...


The Eagles have the most MAC championships in a single sport, 26, in men's swimming and diving (1978, 1980-1996, 1998, 2000-2005, and 2007). The Mid-American Conference (MAC) is a college athletic conference with a membership base that stretches from New York to Illinois. ...


The 2006-2007 season was a successful one for Eastern Michigan, as they won an EMU and Mid-American Conference record eight conference titles: Men's Cross Country, Men's Swimming And Diving, Women's Swimming And Diving, Softball, Men's Indoor Track, Women's Gymnastics, Men's Golf and Men's Outdoor Track. This beat the school's previous record of five titles as well as the previous MAC record of six.

Oestrike Stadium is besides Rynearson Stadium.

Traditionally, Eastern's football teams have been a disappointment, and the program has had problems attracting fans, partially due to their proximity to the powerful University of Michigan just seven miles away. EMU has been described as part of a group of schools in Michigan, Directional Michigan. The nickname is usually considered to be derogatory. After reaching a low point with a 27-game losing streak that was finally snapped in 1982, though, EMU started to become competitive. In 1987, EMU won its first Mid-American Conference title then defeated 17 1/2-point favorite San Jose State in the California Bowl. The 1988 and 1989 teams each finished in second place in the conference and ended the most successful stretch of football in school history with its fourth straight winning season. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 165 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made by user I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (1544 × 1024 pixel, file size: 165 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) self made by user I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of... The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (U of M, UM or simply Michigan) is a coeducational public research university in the state of Michigan, and one of the foremost universities in the United States. ... Directional Michigan is a term used in college football, often in a derogatory sense, to describe the three similarly named public universities competing at the Division I-A level in the Mid-American Conferences West Division. ... The California Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game played annually in Fresno, California, from 1981 to 1991. ...


Unfortunately, the newly-renamed Eagles (cynics have suggested the new nickname has put a "hex" on the team) have returned to mediocrity since the 80s, with just one winning season (1995) since. Despite the expansion of Rynearson Stadium to 30,000 seats, drawing fans continues to be a problem: NCAA rules state that in order to stay in Division I-A for football, each team must attract an average of 15,000 fans per game. During a 1-11 season in 2006, Eastern's EMU Foundation purchased 5,000 tickets for local high school students to curb this threat to their status. EMU has also played one home game a year at Ford Field in downtown Detroit annually since 2004 in the "Collegiate Clash", where they have hosted Central Michigan University (2004), Western Michigan University (2005), the United States Naval Academy (2006), and Northwestern University on October 19, 2007. This appearance in Detroit is beneficial to their average attendance, as it usually gets around 25,000 fans. EMU often plays home games at night, so they won't interfere with U of M home games on the same day. Also, in recent years they have scheduled games on Thursday and Friday nights, which boosts student attendance (EMU is a majority commuter school, and even those who stay in the dorms often go home over weekends). Rynearson Stadium is a stadium in Ypsilanti, Michigan. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... Ford Field is an indoor football stadium located in Detroit, Michigan that is the home of the Detroit Lions of the NFL. It is across the street from Comerica Park. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps and is in Annapolis, Maryland . ... Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ...

Rynearson Stadium track, EMU Convocation & Athletic Center in the background.
Rynearson Stadium track, EMU Convocation & Athletic Center in the background.

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The legendary water tower.

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Notable Faculty

  • Anthony Iannaccone, conductor, composer and professor of music
  • Loren D. Estleman -- American author
  • Tracie Morris -- American poet and literature professor
  • Robert Citino -- American Author, professor of history, and in 2007 announced as the highest ranking professor in the Nation on Ratemyprofessor.com
  • John W Mills -- British Sculptor (visiting professor 1970-1971)
  • Heather Neff -- American Author and literature professor
  • Barry Pyle -- American Political Scientist and professor
  • Edward Sidlow -- American Scholar of United States Congress
  • Fatos Tarifa -- Albanian Diplomat

Anthony Iannaccone is an important American composer whose expressive manner has moved from the twelve-tone style of his early music to the more accessible character of most of his works after 1975. ... Loren D. Estleman (born September 15, 1952) is an American writer of of detective and Western fiction. ... Tracie Morris is an American poet and academic originally from Brooklyn, New York. ... Robert M. Citino is a history professor, scholar and writer currently teaching at Eastern Michigan University. ... John William Mills PPRBS ARCA FRSA. is a British sculptor. ... Dr. Pyle and Law Student Jerimiah Fanslau Dr. Barry Pyle (born May 7, 1965), an American, Michigan resident, and a well known legal scholar in the academic field. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Fatos Tarifa (born 1954) is a social scientist and a former diplomat from Albania. ...

See also

Comerica Tower at Detroit Center by John Burgee and Philip C. Johnson. ... The culture of Detroit, Michigan, has been closely associated with various forms of popular music in the 20th century, notably with Motown. ... The Detroit metropolitan area, often referred to as Metro Detroit, is the metropolitan area located in southeastern Michigan, centered on the city of Detroit. ... WEMU is the Public radio station for Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA. It is on a frequency of 89. ... NPR redirects here. ...

Notes

  1. ^ "2007 NFA Nationals: Team and Pentathalon Results" - NFA Website, May 3, 2007
  2. ^ ABC News. Good Morning America.Mystery at Eastern Michigan University
  3. ^ Huffstutter. P.J. Los Angeles Times online. 19 June 2007. [1]
  4. ^ "University president fired after alleged rape cover-up" - CNN.com, July 16, 2007
  5. ^ "Fallon administration over at EMU, regents confirm" - [2]
  6. ^ "EMU president, two others fired over cover up accusations" - [3]
  7. ^ United States Department of Education. DOE Draft Report.
  8. ^ Chronicle of Higher Education5 July 2007

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