Ann Arbor, MI – Surgeons from the University of Michigan are in Houston presenting their findings on a study of robot-assisted heart surgery on pediatric patients. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
The top 25 jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban and Brazilian CDs played on WEMU, the week of January 18, 2004.
Following are the 25 most-played current and reissued jazz, blues, and Afro-Cuban & Brazilian CDs on 89.1 from January 18th through the 24th. The number in parentheses indicates how many times a disc was played.
Ypsilanti, MI – Graduation fees at Eastern Michigan University are increasing for the first time since 1988. EMU's Board of Regents approved the increase yesterday, from 30 dollars for undergraduates and 35 dollars for graduate students, to a flat fee of 90 dollars. University officials say the annual cost of commencement ceremonies and diplomas alone is around 100-thousand dollars, with total costs connected to graduations of 440-thousand dollars, making the increase necessary in the face of continued state budget cuts.
Ann Arbor, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on rule changes approved last night for citizens wishing to address Ann Arbor's city council during the public comment period at council meetings.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has again elected Phil Incarnati as its chair. It will be Incarnati's ninth term at the head of the board. Incarnati says financial matters remain the biggest challenge facing the university, and says working out a new contract with EMU professors will also be an important issue this year. The board elected Karen Valvo of Ypsilanti as the Regents new Vice-chair.