Eastern Michigan University

Parker Maynard

New information has been revealed regarding the future of Eastern Michigan University's Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Eastern Michigan University. 


Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered once again to protest the racist graffiti that was recently discovered on campus. 

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Eastern Michigan University students who face food insecurity have a resource, right on campus, that they can turn to.  Swoop's Student Food Pantry was created to "provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success."  The Pantry recently moved and expanded.  

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King Hall, the site of last week's racist graffiti message, played host to an event devoted to unity, diversity, and hope.  The students and staff of the Early College Alliance, whose offices are in King Hall, gathered to ask questions, alleviate concerns, and put forth the message that hate is not a part of the EMU community.  WEMU was there to speak with the students and staff about how they've been dealing with a climate of fear and uncertainty that has been created by these acts of hateful cowardice.

Patrick Campion / 89.1 WEMU

It's been over a week since racist graffiti was found in several locations on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  

The campus is home to the Early College Alliance, where high school students can earn college credit.  ECA organized a "unity in the community" event Thursday to unite against the recent incident outside King Hall, where the program is located.

Washtenaw County
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is condemning incidents of racism on the Eastern Michigan University campus and offering public support for the University. 

Best & Wise Halls
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A racial slur found spray-painted outside an Eastern Michigan University building was not an isolated incident. 

Ronald Woods
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Experts in African-American history say the racist graffiti that was found at Eastern Michigan University early Tuesday morning is nothing new in the area.   

King Hall
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An investigation is ongoing after racist graffiti was discovered early Tuesday spray painted on King Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. 

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Eastern Michigan University continues to investigate racist graffiti that was discovered on a wall at King Hall on the school's campus at Tuesday morning.

I spoke with EMU's Vice President of Communications Walter Kraft, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs Calvin Phillips, and Police Chief Bob Heighes in a live, in-studio interview on Tuesday afternoon about what happened.

Dr. James Smith became president of Eastern Michigan University on July 1.  As the Fall 2016 semester approaches, he has many issues to address in his first academic year in office.  WEMU's David Fair speaks to President Smith about his plans for EMU's future.

Laura Bien

The Ypsilanti District Library has launched a new African-American Oral History Archive.  The audio is being taken from old cassette tapes.

Jay Sinclair

Eastern Michigan University released new e-mails about the possible sale of its Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake in Lapeer.

Pokemon Go
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You don't have to be a video game player to have noticed the current craze of people playing "Pokemon Go" on their cell phones.  It's had an impact on local players in the community.

Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Eastern Michigan University held an ice cream social to welcome its 23rd president, James Smith.

Jay Sinclair

An Eastern Michigan University alumnus has obtained legal representation after EMU refuses to provide information on the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.


EMU's Sexual Misconduct Policy Gets An Update For 2016

Jul 8, 2016
Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University has adopted a new policy on sexual misconduct and violence on campus.

Debate Over Water Street Millage Held At EMU

Jul 1, 2016

Ypsilanti residents will decide in August whether to approve a 2.3 millage to pay off debt from the Water Street Project. Officials from both sides made their case to residents last night.



Howard Bunsis
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Some faculty members at Eastern Michigan University are upset with the administration's decision to layoff ten employees and eliminate 40 other vacant campus jobs. 

Ypsilanti officials are pushing to convince voters to pass a 2.3 mil on the August ballot to pay down debt on Water Street.



Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University announced layoffs and other cuts to help balance its 2017 fiscal year budget

Arts funding is the focus of a town hall with Washtenaw County candidates Wednesday evening.


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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will vote Tuesday on privatizing dining services with food vendor Chartwells. the move is part of the school's overall budget for the news fiscal year that begins July 1st, which is to be adopted by the board at the meeting.

Kiwanis & CKI Bike for Babies: Eliminate MNT

An Eastern Michigan University professor is taking part in a 600 mile bicycle ride to help raise awareness for maternal/neonatal tetanus.

Ian Wojcik-Andrews started the ride last week in Indianapolis and made a stop at his home turf in Ypsilanti.

I took the opportunity to speak with him about his plan to ride from Indianapolis all the way to Toronto by June 23rd.