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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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This week on Art & Soul, local journalist and blogger Jenn McKee joins me along with Guy Sanville from the Purple Rose Theater in Chelsea and playwright Brian Letscher about the performing arts in our  area.


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They're rare on college campuses around Michigan, but a couple of Eastern Michigan University students are traveling around the Ypsilanti campus on a "Moto Uni."  It's a one-wheeled, Segway-like machine that costs up to $1700 and takes several days to learn to ride.  I spoke with EMU seniors Daniel Larson and Kyle Wickham about their experiences riding them on campus and around town. 

  

An early morning fire at University Green Apartments in Ypsilanti appears to have been caused by candles that were left lit after residents went to sleep.  Eastern Michigan University officials confirm that students have been affected by this fire; two were injured, a few were treated for smoke inhalation, and a handful have been displaced as the buildings have been evacuated.  

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Eastern Michigan University and the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum have formed a new collaborative initiative in an effort to take STEM education into the community:


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As students continue to protest at Eastern Michigan University, their movement could soon become a permanent part of our history.  The Ypsilanti District Library launched an African-American Oral History Archive last summer that has expanded since then.


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Eastern Michigan University students released a video through social media to express how they feel about how the administration addresses race relations issues on campus. 


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African-Americans around the country, including right here in Washtenaw County, started celebrating Kwanzaa today.  This special time has many traditions and can impact the Black Lives Matter movement.


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The Eastern Michigan football team is winning this season, both on and off the field.


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With Christmas just a few days away, local college campuses become a lot quieter as most students head home to be with their families.  But not every student has that opportunity.


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In response to several incidents of racist grafitti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus in recent months, a "President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion" has been named by Dr. James Smith.

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The holidays are meant to be a happy time, but that is not always the case for many people living in our area.


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It's Thanksgiving week, and while many families gather for large dinners and celebrations, not everyone is as fortunate.  For some college students, it's an even bigger struggle including in Washtenaw County.  

I was on hand when students and staff gathered to put together Thanksgiving dinner food baskets at Eastern Michigan University's "Swoop Food Pantry."


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Race and diversity are issues on college campuses across the country. Eastern Michigan University is no exception. We address a variety of related topics with EMU President, Dr. James Smith. 


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