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Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University Reduces Athletics Programs

Eastern Michigan University has announced the elimination of four sports from their intercollegiate athletic program at the conclusion of the spring season as part of the University’s budget restructuring efforts.

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Riverside Arts Center
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The Riverside Arts Center has been a fixture in Ypsilanti, and the people who run it want to make it into something much more.  In this week's "On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly talk to the Riverside Arts Center's executive director Emily Tuesday and program manager Trevor Stone about the facility's latest projects.

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In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's David Fair speaks to Dr. Charles Simmons, Professor Emeritus of Journalism and Law at Eastern Michigan University, about EMU's upcoming EcoJustice and Activism Conference.

Abdul El-Sayed
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Abdul El-Sayed is the first Democrat to turn in his signatures to be on the 2018 ballot for governor.  He faces potential challenges down the road.

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James Davis Jr., the 19 year-old CMU student accused of shooting and killing his parents on campus on Friday, was formally arraigned in court Tuesday.


Lisa Barry

Since most parking on the Eastern Michigan University campus is within Ypsilanti city limits, the city council will be asked to give final approval to the privatization of university parking at tonight's meeting.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Ward 2 councilwoman Beth Bashert about the planned vote.

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Residents who live in the Ypsilanti area now have an official process they can follow to file mail delivery complaints with the U.S. Post Office

Arts Alliance
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In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's David Fair talks to Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich about developments in the arts community, so far, in the first quarter of 2018.  Additionally, they discuss what else is coming up in the arts world later this year.

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Hundreds of protestors clashed with law enforcement and white supremacists at Michigan State University yesterday. 

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Ypsilanti Community Middle School students were evacuated Monday morning after a hand written bomb threat was found in a bathroom.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there as parents picked up their children from school.

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Ann Arbor-area students are preparing for a national, school walkout and protest march in the weeks ahead.  Ann Arbor City Council is meeting tonight in both special and regular session and road construction season is about to begin in earnest.  Those topics and more are covered in this week's edition of "Civic Matters" 


WEMU Awards
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WEMU Receives 2017 Public Radio Station Of The Year Award

For two out of the last three years, 89.1 WEMU has been recognized as the 2017 Public Radio Station of the Year by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters for Public Radio Group 1, as well as several merit and best in category awards.

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NPR News

Remember that skeleton hanging in the front of your biology — or art — classroom?

It's possible those bones are not plastic, but actual human remains. A lot of classroom skeletons, in high schools, universities and medical schools, are real.

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