89.1 WEMU

EMU Regents Approve State-Requested Resolution

Ypsilanti, MI – Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved a resolution saying EMU understands and is following policies and procedures required by the state legislature's joint capital outlays committee.
In November, sub-committee leaders sent letters to all of the state's public universities and community colleges demanding that its policies be followed for building projects costing more than one-million dollars.
Regent Karen Valvo says the university has long adhered to these policies.
Regent Jan Brandon voted against the resolution. She says she supports its intent, but says the state legislature is infringing on the university's constitutional autonomy by forcing the board to pass the resolution.