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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.  


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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. 


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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.


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


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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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Eastern Michigan University recently sent a contingent to China to build stronger partnerships and opportunities for students and faculty. It is part of a larger strategic plan to expand the school's global presence and draw more students to campus. WEMU's David Fair sat down with two of the people who made the trip to China, EMU President James Smith and EMU Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Kucera


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Eastern Michigan University is holding a forum today to discuss the school's 2018 budget. 

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Whether you realize it or not, science plays a big part in our everyday lives.  To help raise awareness and ensure scientific research continues to be publicly-funded, communities across the country, including several in Washtenaw County, are holding “Marches for Science” on April 22nd.

Lisa Barry spoke with two Eastern Michigan University professors, Dr. Amy Flanagan-Johnson who teaches chemistry, and Dr. Katherine Ryker who teaches Earth Science, about the need to march.

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Part-Time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University held a sit-in outside the university's president's office to protest possible cuts reported by their union.


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Eastern Michigan University is receiving $200,000 to help renovate some its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, facilities.

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Hoppy Beer Day!  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Eastern Michigan University professors Dr. Cory Emal and Dr. Gregg Wilmes, who co-founded the Fermentation Science program at EMU about the science behind the beer-making process.


Hundreds of job hunters and potential employers will meet at Eastern Michigan University tomorrow for the school's annual Teacher Job Fair.

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This week on Art & Soul, I am joined by local arts blogger and journalist Jen McKee to talk about performing arts in our community.

We discuss what is happening in the theater scene, including shows such as Brian Cox’s Clutter and the Encore Musical Theatre Company’s developmental premiere Into The Wild.


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Eastern Michigan University is in the market for a new athletic director.  Heather Lyke is expected to be introduced in a press conference later today as the new A-D at Pitt

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Nearly a million Michigan residents lost power in yesterday’s wind storm.  At its peak, DTE Energy reported 700,000 customers without electricity in southeast Michigan. 

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Today is International Women's Day, a day for worldwide reflections on the current state of women's rights and gender equality. 


A rally and march will be held this week on the Eastern Michigan University campus. It's part of International Women's Day.  


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Eastern Michigan University has been ranked one of the top "Military Friendly" schools in the nation for 2017. 


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The Presidents of the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University are standing with international students amid President Trump's Executive Order on immigration.  


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