Valentine's Day Weekend: For The Love Of WEMU At Northside Grill

Grab your sweetheart and join us Saturday, February 13 from 7am to 3pm as the staff of 89.1 WEMU take over the Northside Grill for “the love of WEMU.” Meet your favorite on-air personalities as we show you to your table, pour your coffee, and collect all the tips for the day (don’t worry though — we’ll leave the cooking to the Northside).
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Eastern Michigan University

The Eastern Michigan University board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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A group of state House Democrats hopes the crisis in Flint will help bring attention to other issues they say threaten clean water in Michigan.  They announced bills on Thursday that would increase regulations on fracking.


Data Center
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The next generation of cyber security professionals could be trained in Ypsilanti, as Eastern Michigan University has received accreditation in data security education. 

 

 


Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


WEMU

Art and Soul is a monthly review of visual arts activities around Washtenaw County with Lisa Barry and Omari Rush from the Ann Arbor Art Center.


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In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU program director Patrick Campion fills in for David Fair and talks with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movies opening this Valentine's Day weekend.


Rick Snyder
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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


City of Ann Arbor

The city of Ann Arbor is exploring the possibility of opening another dog park. 


Bill Schuette
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The lawyer in charge of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s investigation into the Flint water crisis says some people may be charged with serious crimes before it’s all over.


DPS Demonstrators
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Detroit parents, teachers, and school officials were in Lansing on Tuesday to speak out on bills meant to rescue Michigan’s largest district.


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