A flash mob at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center re-enatcted Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video at lunchtime today.
Dinah Nasari is Director of Student Relations for EMU's Student Government, and also participated in the spur-of-the-moment performance. She says the idea came from members of student government:
Nasari says part of the reason for organizing the flash mob was to help take students' minds off recent serious events, including the death of an EMU student-athlete.
Eastern Michigan University Student Government has decided to fund the recent campus visit of the traveling "Genocide Awareness Project" exhibit.
EMU Students for Life had requested about $5,000 to help support the exhibit, which uses graphic photos to equate abortion with genocide.
The request was originally declined, but after a review of student government procedures for funding student organizations prompted by a lawsuit, EMU Student Government decided to provide the funding.