Francine Parker http://wemu.org en Eastern Michigan University Tuition Increasing 3.2 Percent, Budget Approved http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-tuition-increasing-32-percent-budget-approved <div>Eastern Michigan University is increasing funding for public safety and financial aid next school year. &nbsp;The board of regents today approved a $301.9 million general fund budget. &nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:08:40 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47113 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Tuition Increasing 3.2 Percent, Budget Approved Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-students-continue-protests-against-education-achievement-authority <p>Some Students and faculty at Eastern Michigan University continue to speak out against the university’s contract with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:37:33 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43385 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Students Continue Protests Against Education Achievement Authority Room And Board Rates At Eastern Michigan University To Increase By 4 Percent In The Fall http://wemu.org/post/room-and-board-rates-eastern-michigan-university-increase-4-percent-fall <p>Eastern Michigan University is raising room and board rates by 4 percent for next school year.&nbsp; The Board of Regents approved the hike Tuesday in efforts to&nbsp;<span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">cover increased maintenance and food costs.</span></p><p></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:34:39 +0000 Andrew Cluley 43364 at http://wemu.org Room And Board Rates At Eastern Michigan University To Increase By 4 Percent In The Fall Concerns About EMU's Link to EAA Grow http://wemu.org/post/concerns-about-emus-link-eaa-grow <p>Hundreds of educators and others have signed a petition asking Eastern Michigan University to sever ties with the Education Achievement Authority.&nbsp; Some of these people spoke against the partnership at Tuesday's board of regents meeting. &nbsp;<br /><br />Chair of the board of regents Francine Parker says administration needs to listen to the concerns and work to ensure all E-M-U students can find student teaching positions.<br /><br />Steve Camron is a special education professor and chair of the College of Education Council.&nbsp; Camron says the E-A-A connection is hurting E-M-U education students beyond the student teacher boycott.&nbsp; He says the E-A-A's use of Teach for America Candidates with less training makes EMU grads unable to compete for teaching positions.<br /><br />President Susan Martin says she is closely listening to faculty and student concerns and trying to get more information.&nbsp; She says it's unfortunate E-M-U students are being punished and great educators are struggling to find student teaching positions.&nbsp; Martin says the E-A-A however is one of many creative efforts to address under performing schools and it makes sense for E-M-U to be part of the effort.<br /><br />The regents approved Provost Kim Schatzel's appointment to the E-A-A board.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:56:53 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38834 at http://wemu.org