Patrik Holubik

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Patrik is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University and functions as the New Media/Social Media manager for 89.1 WEMU.

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Lost Voices, Black Lives Matter
Patrik Holubik / 89.1 WEMU / Eastern Michigan University

Football fans around the country been cheering on and celebrating the student athletes, each cheering on their own team. 

But, the thing that we all have in common is a heavy heart  from yet another deadly school shooting, the latest of which took place in Oregon. Today we'd like to introduce you to two Eastern Michigan University students who have brought positive national attention to the school by sending out an impassioned, important, and highly emotional message.

College students and university employees are being warned to keep an eye out for phishing scams and other bogus e-mails. Fraudsters often target academic institutions during the fall with online scams and bogus e-mails to try to trick people into giving up personal information.

Ypsilanti Housing Commission

The Ypsilanti Housing Commission has received $90,000 from the Kresge Foundation and other groups like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, KeyBank and Goldman Sachs. The funds will allow help provide a social worker to work one-on-one with low income families in need. 

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival
Courtesy Photo / The Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs has awarded $9.65 million in grants to various cultural groups in the State. 

Groups in Washtenaw County received a total of $891,055, the third highest amount in the state of Michigan. This was approximately a 19% increase from previous year's total of $749,984 to fund arts and cultural programs in the area.

Lincoln Consolidated Schools

Superintendent Ellen Bonter of the Lincoln Consolidated Schools has announced her resignation as of Monday, Sept. 21. Bonter served as the district's superintendent since 2011.

Brick Elementary School principal, David Northrop will serve as interim superintendent after being appointed by the Board of Education until the Human Resources Department fills the vacancy. 

Yousef Rabhi
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Ann Arbor's 53rd district will have a new state representative in 2016.  Jeff Irwin currently holds this seat, though he faces term limits and will be unable to seek re-election. 

Washtenaw County Commissioner Yousef Rabhi officially announced his intent to be Ann Arbor's next State Representative Monday afternoon at the Buhr Park Wet Meadow Project to a group of nearly 30 supporters, elected officials, and local media.

Detroit Jazz Festival
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Get on the bus with us! Golden Limousine and WEMU have partnered once again to provide round trip transportation to the 36th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival on Labor Day Weekend. For your convenience we will have pick up locations in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti.

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Couldn't make it to the festival? Got a massive case of FOMO? You can catch all the highlights from WEMU hosts and staff from the 2015 Detroit Jazz Festival right here:

Mlive's Jenn McKee writes: U-M music professor emeritus George Shirley and the University Musical Society will both receive that National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the United States government.

Mark Styker at the Detroit Free Press writes:

ADA Reimagine Washtenaw
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Disability advocates filed a class action lawsuit against MDOT and the Washtenaw County Road Division Thursday.


Five community artists (including visual, literary, and performing artists) have been selected to take “residence” at UMS performances, using these experiences as a resource to support the creation of new work or to fuel a new artistic journey.

Once we hit our goal of $300,000 we will END THE PLEDGE DRIVE.  We have some new special gifts to celebrate our 50th anniversary including a very exciting anniversary dinner celebration with Jarl Mohn, President and CEO of NPR on Tuesday, December 8th.  Make your financial gift now to WEMU.

It's back to business as usual on the the Facebook pages of the University of Michigan football and basketball teams after they were hacked twice in one day.  University officials say they still don't know how it happened but have apologized to the two million followers who may have caught a glimpse of the pictures of scantily clad celebrities.  

 Cosplay,  fire-juggling, music and giant turkey legs —who wouldn’t want to win tickets to the 2015 Michigan Renaissance Festival? Fortunately, 89.1 WEMU is giving away 5 Family Packs (4 tickets each) right here. 

Eastern Michigan University

After 4 years of protests and debate, Eastern Michigan University has announced its decision to retire the school's controversial Huron logo a second time.

Photographer Art Kane took the most wonderful photograph in jazz history. It was taken on this date in 1958. It features 57 of the best jazz musicians and the image has come to be called, ‘A Great Day In Harlem’.

The University of Michigan will hold an event on Sunday, August 16 from 4 to 7 p..m. at U-M's Alumni Building, 200 E. Fletcher in Ann Arbor

City Council Ann Arbor
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With all the ballots counted, the results came within hours of the polls closing Tuesday night. The incumbents in Ann Arbor's 3rd and 5th wards have lost their primary election races for the Ann Arbor City Council. The 3rd Ward's Stephen Kunselman has been defeated by Zachary Ackerman, and 5th Ward Councilman Mike Anglin has been ousted by Chip Smith. 1st Ward incumbent Sabra Briere will retain her seat as will 4th Ward Councilman, Jack Eaton.

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Voters in Ann Arbor head to the polls tomorrow for the city council primary elections. There are contested races in four of the city's five wards. However, the 2nd ward will be decided in November. Leading up to the race, the candidates have been addressing a number of issues including public safety, development, transportation and infrastructure. Here, we take a look at at the 1st and 4th ward races. 

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Voters in Ann Arbor head to the polls tomorrow for the city council primary elections. There are contested races in four of the city's five wards. However, the 2nd ward will be decided in November. Leading up to the race, the candidates have been addressing a number of issues including public safety, development, transportation and infrastructure. Here, we take a look at at the 3rd and 5th ward races.

We’re just a day away from another election day in Washtenaw county.  This primary election will only affect those who are registered to vote in Ann Arbor. There will be a total of 8 council candidates in 4 races on August ballot. Here you will find information from WEMU's Jorge Avellan on each of the contested races.

Rose Bellanca
Washtenaw Community College

Washtenaw Community College's Board of Trustees has approved another contract extension for the school's current president. Dr. Rose Bellanca has served as WCC's president since 2011. Under the new agreement she will continue to serve through 2018.

Eastern Michigan University has established a new University Center on the main campus of Henry Ford College in Dearborn, in an effort to offer a new path for student career preparation.

The New York Times reports that Vic Firth has died.