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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


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Eastern Michigan University is giving girls a chance Friday to learn more about careers in the tech sector and other fields they may not have been considering.


Jorge Avellan

29 year-old Eddie Curlin was arraigned in a Washtenaw County District Court for racist messages found at Eastern Michigan University last year.  The former student is currently serving a one-to-five year prison sentence for another unrelated case. 

Courtesy of the Michigan Department of Corrections

Police have charged a suspect they believe is responsible for a series of incidents involving racist graffiti on Eastern Michigan University’s campus last year.


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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.

Sharon Graganta

Several thousand women are gathering Saturday, October 14th in Ypsilanti to try and set a new Guinness Book of World Record for the most Rosie The Riveters in one place since World War II.

The original Rosie the Riveter worked at the Willow Run Aircraft Factory, building B-24 bombers for the Air Force.  A new world record of the most Rosie the Riveters in one place is being attempted Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center this Saturday.

89.1’s Lisa Barry speaks with 94-year-old Georgia Labunes of Ann Arbor, one of the real-life Rosies attempting to break the record.


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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.  


Athletics / Eastern Michigan University

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.

Lisa Barry

There have been several recent racist incidents on local university campuses and in Ann Arbor.  That, combined with all the troubling news across the country and around the world, made Eastern Michigan University professor Lolita Cummings-Carson decide she wanted to get students involved in performing random acts of kindness to combat evil with good.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry visited her EMU classroom and joined students as they walked around campus looking for ways to share something positive.


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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. 


EMU Eagles / Eastern Michigan University

From EMUEagles.com: The Eastern Michigan University football team battled hard, but ultimately fell in a 24-20 defeat to the University of Kentucky Saturday evening, Sept. 30, at Kroger Field. EMU and UK were deadlocked at 14 going into the half, but the Eagles were unable to overcome second half miscues in the four-point loss. 

Eastern's (2-2, 0-1 MAC) defense carried the day for the fourth consecutive game, limiting UK's (4-1, 1-1 SEC) offense to 228 yards of total offense, including just 53 on the ground. The Eagles actually out-gained the Wildcats by a final tally of 312-228.

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Most everyone has been touched one way or another by suicide.  To raise awareness of suicide prevention, a community walk is planned Friday, September 29th on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  The Out of the Darkness Community Walk will begin with opening remarks from local 12th district Congresswoman Debbie Dingell.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Congresswoman Dingell about the event.

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Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Another racist message has been discovered on the Eastern Michigan University Campus. 

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On this week's "Focus on EMU," Patrick Campion sat down with Student Body President, Miles Payne, to talk about how the platform he ran on is being translated to action in the new school year.  For more information about how you can be involved in Student Government activities, visit their web site.


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A September 11th memorial service was held this morning at Eastern Michigan University.


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During halftime of Eastern Michigan University football games, we take a moment to shine a light on the people, places and things that are enacting positive change in and around EMU's campus community.  This week we talked with EMU's VP for Communications, Walter Kraft, about the national #YouAreWelcomeHere campaign and Eastern's take on it.  


White supremacist literature has been discovered on the Eastern Michigan University campus. 

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Eastern Michigan University students will start moving into their dorms this morning as the new school year gets underway.  


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

The Water Street Debt Retirement proposal will be decided by Ypsilanti voters on August 8th. Primary Election Day is next Tuesday. This is the second go-round for the tax measure. Last August, voters narrowly defeated the issue. Supporters of the new tax contend it lost in 2016 because of a lack of resources and publicity. As a result, there were cuts in city services and more could come if the measure fails again this year.  89-1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has been exploring the history of the issue and how it got to where it is today. With a vote just a few days away, there remains disagreement on whether a new tax is the best way to address the Water Street debt. 


Lisa Barry

Undergraduate tuition and fees at EMU will increase 3.9 percent or $474 per student taking 30 credits per year.  The increase is just under the state tuition restraint cap and will allow Eastern to continue receiving state performance funding for not exceeding the state guidelines.


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Two cards with messages implying a need to return to a more "white" America were found today at Eastern Michigan University.  They carry a logo of "Alt-Right" and links to websites associated with that movement.


Michigan State Senate / senatedems.com

The Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development will host its fourth annual legislative forum tonight at Eastern Michigan University.


Erin Kido
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Eastern Michigan has named Erin Kido as its 2nd interim athletic director in the past two months. 

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Formerly the US attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, and now a professor for the University of Michigan Law School, Barbara McQuade spoke with 89.1 FM WEMU’s Lisa Barry about what she called "the chaos in Washington" and the importance of diversity.


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Eastern Michigan University held a budget forum on Tuesday.

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