Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor's plan to use light emitting diode streetlights throughout the downtown took a step forward Monday night. City council unanimously approved a bid to purchase one-thousand LED streetlight conversion fixtures from Lumecon. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor, MI – Ann Arbor School Board members are hoping more information will help them decide if they want to proceed with a plan to install security cameras in Pioneer High School. Many students and parents spoke against the plan Wednesday night. Teachers and administrators say the cameras will make the school safer. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the controversy from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is again making renovations to the Pray Harrold classroom building the school's top prioritiy in its state capital outlays budget request. The request was approved by EMU's Board of Regents on Tuesday, as the Regents also moved forward on plans to renovate the Mark Jefferson science complex. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU, featuring Gary Siegrest, a Michigan Audubon Society board member, a board member of Saving Birds Through Habitat, and coordinator at the Dahlem Conservancy in Jackson County.
Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University is committing funding for a business incubator in Ypsilanti. EMU's Board of Regents has approved spending 60-thousand dollars a year for five years for the incubator. Click on the audio icon to hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley on this partnership between EMU, Washtenaw County, local governments and businesses, and Ann Arbor Spark.
Ypsilanti, MI – An Eastern Michigan University lecturer has found a world record holding cyclist has essentially the same maximum capacity to do work at age 54 as he did a decade ago. Cyclist Michael Secrest returned to EMU Monday, a decade after tests showed he had a fitness level better than most 20 year-olds. Click on the audio icon to hear more on the story from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.