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If HBO has it right, the Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics has lost well over $50 million over the past two years.  That doesn't sit well with many on campus.  Now that the program "Real Sports" on HBO has highlighted EMU sports, the conversation is expanding nationwide.  We caught up with the vocal critic of athletic spending highlighted in the cable news report, Howard Bunsis.  


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An EMU students group will host a community conversation with Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds on Tuesday.


 

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A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.


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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center is currently enrolling autistic adults for a social skills program. 


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 Don’t bother bringing the skies or snow shovel out of the garage yet. Unseasonably warm weather will continue for at least the next few weeks in Southeast Michigan.


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Eastern Michigan University faculty members will present the results of an evaluation of the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

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Eastern Michigan University today announced that Interim President Kim Schatzel will be moving on to the next chapter of her life as newly appointed President of Towson University, effective January 25, 2016. 

Shatzel has been serving as Interim President since Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at EMU since Susan Martin stepped down from the position in July of this year.

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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Eastern Michigan University needs your help to feed students in need. 


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.  

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 A rare "Blue Moon" will be visible in southeast Michigan.  The moon won't actually appear blue, but gets it's name because it is only visible every 2 to 3 years.

I had the chance to speak to the director of the Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University, Norbert Vance and he shares information on a number of interesting things visible right now in the night sky.

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Nurses looking to upgrade their education now have a new online option at Eastern Michigan University.  

89.1 WEMU's David Fair  reports on the budget and tuition action taken by the EMU Board of Regents. 


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The workshop is geared to motivate girls to strive for excellence in male-dominated fields.

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A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

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A new pop up store in Ypsilanti is offering refurbished computers and opportunities for young people. 


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  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


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Eastern Michigan University could be going completely tobacco free next summer.  

  The plan would ban the use of all tobacco products from university owned or operated facilities, including vehicles, starting in July 2015. 

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An Eastern Michigan University professor is doing research designed to help prevent the sort of power failure that affected Detroit Tuesday afternoon.

 

Dr. Samir Tout is with the EMU School of Information Security.

He worked with researchers at the University of Michigan and the Merit Network to secure a grant from the National Science Foundation.
 

  "To study, basically, anomalies that may potentially happen in the power grid such as the one took place today," Dr. Tout says.

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Social media is a valuable marketing tool for businesses, and expertise in the field is a highly sought after commodity.  Eastern Michigan University's new Center for Digital Engagement is taking students and clients to new online heights.


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Next month Eastern Michigan University's Regents will review the school's connection to the Education Achievement Authority created to turn around the state's worst schools.  Student government wants the university to cut ties with the EAA.


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Eastern Michigan University is being recognized for its continuing efforts to prevent suicide and promote mental health.

 

The recognition comes in the form of a federal grant.

EMU is getting a three year, $300-thousand grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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About a half-million people come to Washtenaw County every summer to check out the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.  Some of the people behind that successful event are hoping to create a new tradition bringing together art and the holidays.


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