During the Winter 2017 semester, students in Professor Sadaf Ali's CTAT 334 class at Eastern Michigan University were given the option of reporting on something of interest to them and our community for 89.1 WEMU. Rolanda Taylor chose the topic "Girls Group: Takes action over words to make a difference in young girl’s lives." Here is her report.
The Michigan Association of Broadcasters presented WEMU with eight awards last night at the annual Broadcast Excellence Awards event. This record breaking number of awards for the station came just days after receiving news that WEMU had registered the largest total audience estimate in the station's history.
Eastern Michigan University's President, Dr. James Smith, sent an email to all EMU students and employees reiterating the message that "The University will continue to support international students without regard to their immigration status." A similar message was sent out by University of Michigan's President Saturday. The full text of Dr. Smith's message can be found below:
The 2017 Golden Globes have been handed out, so let's celebrate the victors with a good movie! In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and the flicks coming to the silver screen this weekend.
An early morning fire at University Green Apartments in Ypsilanti appears to have been caused by candles that were left lit after residents went to sleep. Eastern Michigan University officials confirm that students have been affected by this fire; two were injured, a few were treated for smoke inhalation, and a handful have been displaced as the buildings have been evacuated.
The Michigan Theater marks 89 years today, so let's celebrate with a good flick. In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about the movie business and all of the films coming to the big screen this weekend.
Eastern Michigan University students who face food insecurity have a resource, right on campus, that they can turn to. Swoop's Student Food Pantry was created to "provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success." The Pantry recently moved and expanded.
Haley Moraniec, Swoop's Pantry graduate assistant and founder of the pantry, stopped by WEMU to talk about why the Pantry started and whom it serves today from its larger location.
King Hall, the site of last week's racist graffiti message, played host to an event devoted to unity, diversity, and hope. The students and staff of the Early College Alliance, whose offices are in King Hall, gathered to ask questions, alleviate concerns, and put forth the message that hate is not a part of the EMU community. WEMU was there to speak with the students and staff about how they've been dealing with a climate of fear and uncertainty that has been created by these acts of hateful cowardice.
Patrick Campion speaks with students and staff on EMU's campus about how they're responding to messages of hate with their own messages of hope.
It's been over a week since racist graffiti was found in several locations on the Eastern Michigan University campus.
The campus is home to the Early College Alliance, where high school students can earn college credit. ECA organized a "unity in the community" event Thursday to unite against the recent incident outside King Hall, where the program is located.
Dr. Sadaf Ali took a group of Eastern Michigan University students to London. The goal was to have them experience, first hand, how media organizations there approach journalism and social media. They accomplished this by immersing themselves in the media rich environment of London. Dr. Ali and her student, Valerie Hopkins, stopped by the WEMU studios to share their thoughts and memories of the trip.
Patrick Campion speaks with EMU's Dr. Sadaf Ali and her student, Valerie Hopkins, about their experiences with London's media and culture.