WEMU is happy to announce that On the Ground Ypsi will continue through 2018. We start this week's edition with WEMU's Patrick Campion and Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly meeting with a team of aspiring young engineers from Ypsilanti Community High School, who want to show off their skills on the national stage.
Dr. James Smith, Eastern Michigan University's President, sent an email to the campus community yesterday. In it, he detailed the current state of EMU's budget and, unfortunately, the need to reduce it by as much as $5.5 Million before the end of the current fiscal year (06/30/2018). Patrick Campion sat down with Dr. Smith and discussed the budget, cuts to come, the current campus climate, plans for the future, and the role Athletics will play in all of those topics.
Dr. James Smith, EMU's President, sits down with WEMU's Patrick Campion to discuss the current state of the budget at EMU, what changes are to come, and how EMU will work to overcome these challenges.
When people go shopping, they usually take home a receipt. But did you know those receipts could be hazardous to your health? In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion speaks to Lauren Olson, Science Campaign Director for Healthy Stuff at the Ecology Center, about the discovery of dangerous chemicals found in store receipts.
Press releases from both EMU-AAUP and Eastern Michigan University have confirmed that arbitration, initiated after disputes surrounding the Academic Partnerships contract, has ended. The arbitrator decided not to grant any of the relief requested after determining that EMU was not in violation of any workplace agreements detailed in the original grievance.
WEMU is proud to partner with Sadaf Ali's CTAT 334 class on this year's semester long student reporting projects. Natalia Escalante, a junior at EMU, produced a report on The Children's Institute and the healthy eating program "Regie's Rainbow Adventure."
Natalia Escalante, junior at Eastern Michigan University, presents a report on The Children's Institute and their work on helping children establish healthy eating habits. This report is produced as part of a partnership between WEMU and EMU Professor Sadaf Ali and her CTAT 334 course.
In November 2016, Eastern Michigan University entered into a Master Service Agreement with Academic Partnerships. According to the contract, which has an effective date of 09/01/2016, AP will act as the marketing arm for EMU’s online degree programs. Payment to AP is made in the form of revenue sharing: 50% of revenue derived from students who enroll in specific online programs over the next five years will go to AP (47% in the case of EMU’s RN-BSN program). Online program management providers are not a new phenomenon in higher education, nor are online only programs (EMU had 19 fully online programs prior to this agreement). This contract, however, has raised many questions across the campus community. What is Academic Partnerships? How did EMU come to the decision to enter into this contract? Why are the faculty unions now publicly expressing concerns over this contract? What happens next?
Eastern Michigan University entered into an agreement with Academic Partnerships last November to market "online only" degree programs. Since then, the contract and its possible ramifications on the students and teaching staff at EMU have become the source of a large amount of scrutiny. The issues raised by faculty and lecturers' unions on campus (and at the center of an ongoing arbitration) have recently garnerednationalattention as they embark on an ad campaign geared towards a "pause" in the agreement. WEMU will offer ongoing coverage of the issue and revealed, this morning, that we are working on a comprehensive "special report" on the matter.
David Fair and Patrick Campion discuss WEMU's special coverage plans for EMU/AP contract.
On this week's "On the Ground Ypsi," Patrick Campion leads a discussion on the potential impact the American Center for Mobility could have on Ypsilanti Township's West Willow Neighborhood. Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media and Alex Thomas, a West Willow resident, join him to talk about the past, present, and possible future of the neighborhood that sits just outside the ongoing construction at the ACM.
Patrick Campion talks with Alex Thomas and Brianna Kelly about the American Center for Mobility and the West Willow Neighborhood.
Each week, WEMU's Patrick Campion is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project. Today, they look at the good works, successes and ongoing challenges at Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center
Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project. Today, the conversation is about what happens next with the Ypsilanti Transit Center. WEMU's Patrick Campion and Brianna catch up with the AAATA's Mary Stasiak to get the latest.
Mary Terese Fleszar was last seen alive the evening of July 9, 1967. Her body was found on an abandoned farm in Superior Township just about one month later. Investigators didn’t know it then, but this was the beginning of a series of murders attributed to John Norman Collins. These horrific acts of violence held our community in terror until Collins’ arrest in July 1969. On this week’s "Hidden in Plain Sight," WEMU’s Patrick Campion meets up with “Terror in Ypsilanti” author Gregory Fournier to take us on a tour of some of the sites and sounds associated with the “Michigan Murderer” who preyed on Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti co-eds for two years.
Hidden In Plain Sight: Terror In Ypsilanti, the John Norman Collins' murders
Each week, WEMU's Patrick Campion is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project. Today, the conversation is about the Hope Clinic in Ypsilanti. Patrick and Brianna Welcome clinic executive director, Doug Campbell to studio today.
Washington Street in Ypsilanti is becoming home to a number of new businesses. In this week's 'On the Ground-Ypsi," WEMU's Patrick Campion learns more about new business development from Concentrate Media's Brianna Kelly and the owners of 17 North, Melinda Ann O'Neill and Brad Angle.
Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor. Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.
From EMUEagles.com: he Eastern Michigan University football team dropped another heartbreaking one-possession contest, this time by one point, 28-27, to Army West Point Saturday afternoon, Oct. 14, at Michie Stadium. The Eagles scored with less than a minute left to go down one, but the two-point conversion was stopped just an inch short to deal EMU its fourth straight close loss of the season.
In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins about all of the new and returning films coming to theaters this weekend. Plus, there's a huge update on the State Theatre renovation project!
Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project. Today, they talk about Ypsilanti's progress in improving and expanding its public housing system.
Ann Arbor has always championed public transportation, due to its benefits for the environment. But certain standards still must be met. In this week's "Issues of the Environment," WEMU's Patrick Campion talks to Eli Cooper, Transportation Manager for the City of Ann Arbor, about an environmental assessment report on a proposed train depot for Ann Arbor.
In this week's "creative: impact," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Arts Alliance president Deb Polich sit down with Aileen Rohwer, who is executive director of Great Lakes Performing Artists Associates, a nonprofit agency that represents artists and venues in the Great Lakes region.
SEEUS (Students Eyes and Ears for University Safety) provided more than 13,000 escorted trips in and around Eastern Michigan University's campus last year. Patrick Campion sits down with Sergeant Joe Torres from EMU's Department of Public Safety along with Vonzeka "Zeke" Lipscomb, student SEEUS supervisor, to talk about how SEEUS works, what services they provide on campus, and how you can take advantage of their offerings.
Patrick Campion chats with student and DPS staff about SEEUS in this week's edition of "Focus on EMU."
From EMUEagles.com: For the third consecutive week, the Eastern Michigan University football team dropped a game by a single possession as it fell to Mid-American Conference West Division rival the University of Toledo, 20-15, Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, inside the Glass Bowl. The Eagles (2-3, 0-2 MAC) had the ball down five with a minute to play, but a Rockets' (4-1, 1-0 MAC) interception sealed the five-point defeat.
In this week's "Cinema Chat," WEMU's Patrick Campion sits down with Michigan Theater executive director Russ Collins to talk about the movie business and all of the flicks you can check out at your local movie house this weekend.
Each week, WEMU is sitting down with Brianna Kelly from Concentrate Media to discuss their latest work on the "On The Ground Ypsilanti" project. Today, we meet local sculptor and Eastern Michigan University graduate Elize Jekabsen.