14 Facts About Eastern Michigan


Eastern Michigan University, is a public research university in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

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EMU is one of the eight research universities in the State of Eastern Michigan and is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".

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Since 1991 Eastern Michigan athletes have been known as "Eagles" and the school mascot, Swoop, was officially adopted by the university three years later.

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Adonijah Welch, a University of Eastern Michigan graduate, served as the normal school's first principal.

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Eastern Michigan later became the first president of Iowa State Agricultural College, now Iowa State University.

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Under Michigan's 1964 state constitution, Eastern Michigan University is governed by an eight-member Board of Regents.

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Eastern Michigan University offers degrees and programs at the bachelor's, master's, specialist's and doctoral levels.

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Eastern Michigan has had a long history of developing educators since its founding.

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Eastern Michigan University established the College of Human Services in 1975.

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Eastern Michigan University has over 340 student clubs and organizations.

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Eastern Michigan has several campus-wide traditions throughout the school year.

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Eastern Michigan's Relay For Life event is a 24-hour, yearly event held in University Park that started in 1985.

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Eastern Michigan offers faculty, staff and family housing options in Cornell Courts, and Westview apartments.

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In 2011, Eastern Michigan became the first university in Michigan and the eighth nationwide to offer a targeted program to house single parents with their children on campus.

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