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Rolanda Taylor

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.

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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.

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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:

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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.  

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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.

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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.  

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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.

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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.

Benita Goldman

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.

Kevin Jardine

Kevin Jardine is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Kevin's submission to the WEMU "Soapbox Summer" series.

Gregory Peoples

Gregory Peoples is running to represent Michigan's 54th District in the State House.  This is Gregory's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

Kevin Leeser

Kevin Leeser is running to represent the city's 5th Ward on Ann Arbor City Council.  This is Kevin's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

Deadline is open ended at the moment.

Anne Brown

Anne Brown is running to represent Michigan's 54th State House District.  This is Anne's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

Ken Magee

Ken Magee is running for election as Washtenaw County Sheriff.  This is Ken's submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Gretchen Driskell

Gretchen Driskell is running for election as Michigan's 7th District Representative in the United States Congress.  This is Gretchen's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

Satish Ramade

Satish Ramade is running for a seat on Superior Township's Board of Trustees.  This is Satish's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Beth Bashert

Beth Bashert is running for a seat on Ypsilanti's City Council representing the 2nd Ward.  This is Beth's submission to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Lonnie Scott

Lonnie Scott is a candidate for Ypsilanti Township Trustee.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.  

Jason Frenzel

Jason Frenzel is a candidate running to represent Ann Arbor's 1st Ward on City Council.  This is his submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer" series.

Barb Fuller

Barb Fuller is running for the office of State Representative out of Michigan's 52nd District.  This is her submission to WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.  

Jascon Maciejewski

Jason Maciejewski is running for Washtenaw County Commissioner in District 1.  This is his submission for WEMU's Soapbox Summer series.   

Eric Lipson

Eric Lipson is running to be a Representative to Ann Arbor City Council for the Fourth Ward.  This is his submision to WEMU's "Soapbox Summer."  

Lisa Cardenas

Lisa Cardenas is running to be elected to the Michigan House of Representatives as the Representative from the 54th District.  This is her submission for WEMU's "Soapbox Summer."