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.
Ypsilanti, MI – WEMU will broadcast the keynote address of the EMU President's luncheon on MLK Day, January 19th, at 1pm, live from the Ypsilanti Marriott. The keynote speaker is the first African-American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Suzan Lori-Parks. Parks won the Pulitzer in 2002 for her play "Topdog/Underdog". Parks currently directs the Dramatic Writing program at the California Institute of Arts.