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Eastern Michigan University spent $750,000 over the summer to install new surveillance cameras.


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On September 11th of each year, we are reminded of the horrific day when America found itself under attack. The Pentagon was hit. Another hijacked plane went down in a Pennsylvania field in a crash that spared a Washington D.C.  target because of the heroics of some of its passengers. And, for those old enough to remember, we will never forget where we were when word broke that one of the towers of New York’s World Trade Center had been hit by a plane. Then, the other tower was hit. Any question of whether it was a terrorist attack was removed. Then, we watched, and listened, in disbelief as each of those towers collapsed and crumbled to the ground, claiming 2,997 lives. From that day forward, as a nation, we made a promise: “We will never forget.”  Today marks 16-years since that fateful day. On this anniversary, 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan takes you to a spot on the Eastern Michigan University campus where a piece pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center sits, open to the public, and yet, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” 


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Eastern Michigan University has spent over $40 million this summer on construction projects.


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For those who watched the solar eclipse in our area it was a partial eclipse--still a sight to behold watching with NASA-approved solar glasses.  But for serious astronomers and those wanting a very rare solar experience... they traveled to a 70 mile swath of the country where the eclipse could be seen as a total eclipse.

89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke to Eastern Michigan University professor of astronomy and director of Sherzer Observatory Norbert Vance, who traveled to Ravenna, Nebraska to see a total eclipse and shares his enthusiastic experience.


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Did you get outside and watch Monday’s eclipse?  It was not considered a "total eclipse" in our area, so the environmental impact was not that noticeable.

89.1 WEMU's Lisa Barry spoke with Tom Kasper, the Planetarium coordinator and lecturer in Astronomy at Eastern Michigan University, who traveled to a small town outside Jay Em, Wyoming so he could see the total eclipse.


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To promote diversity and inclusion, Eastern Michigan University is installing new lightpost banners with a specific message on campus and around the City of Ypsilanti.


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Eastern Michigan University has chosen Scott Wetherbee to be its next athletic director.

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Eastern Michigan University is one step closer to becoming 100% self-sufficient when it comes to producing electricity and heat for campus operations. 
 


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Hundreds of grade school students are gathered on Eastern Michigan University's campus today, learning about mathematics and show what they already know through competition. 

EMU Student Shot And Killed At Party In Ohio

May 9, 2017
Kappa Alpha Psi Delta Nu's EMU Chapter

An 18 year-old Eastern Michigan University student was shot and killed Saturday at a party in his home state of Ohio.

Jayquon Tillman was a political science sophomore at EMU, as well as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, the Kings of Color Student Organization, and the Washtenaw County My Brother's Keeper Young Brother Leadership Council.

"Our heartfelt thoughts go out to his family and friends at this time of grief and sorrow for all of them," says EMU spokesman Geoff Larcom.

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Rallies were held across the country today as part of May Day to show support for different groups and causes.  One took place at Eastern Michigan University as contract negotiations between part-time lecturers and the university continue. 
 

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Wednesday, April 26th is Denim Day, a day to wear jeans with a purpose.

It's a day being observed around the world, including in Washtenaw County.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with Eastern Michigan University Crime Prevention Coordinator Officer Candace Dorsey about local participation.


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A group of about twenty Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers and their supporters rallied before the university's Board of Regents meeting today to protest possible cuts. 


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It was “Eastern Michigan University Day” Tuesday at the state Capitol.


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A community forum is planned for Tuesday evening, March 28th to gather input for the creation of a Community "Unity" Mural being planned for the Eastern Michigan University campus.

I spoke with one of the organizers, EMU student Steven Kwasny.

Ypsilanti Historical Society Archives

Women have played an important part in Ypsilanti’s 200 year-old industrial heritage.  During the late 19th century and early 20th century, women were hard at work in mills throughout the region. They worked for low wages while often standing for long hours in silence.  We took a history tour to reveal how important women were in developing a future for the Ypsilanti area. 


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The cause of a fire on Eastern Michigan University’s campus early Tuesday morning remains under investigation.


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A fire early this morning forced evacuation of a residence hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus. According to EMU Vice President of Communications Walter Kraft, the incident was first reported in a first floor lounge of Phelps Hall shortly before 1:20 this morning.

All disciplinary actions against 16 Eastern Michigan University students involved in a campus sit-in protest last year have been dropped.


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Eastern Michigan University president James Smith has announced all sanctions against those disciplined for a fall sit-in -protest, have been dropped.  Read the statement from Smith and the joint statement from leaders of campus student groups below. 

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Eastern Michigan University's President, Dr. James Smith, sent an email to all EMU students and employees reiterating the message that "The University will continue to support international students without regard to their immigration status." A similar message was sent out by University of Michigan's President Saturday. The full text of Dr. Smith's message can be found below:

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After months of being criticized for charging students with misconduct for actions taken during a sit-in protest on campus, Eastern Michigan University is opening up about the issue. 
 


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After racial graffiti was discovered on the EMU campus last fall, some students staged a sit-in demonstration, after hours, at the student center. Some of those involved have since been going through student code of conduct hearings, including Damajae Muray, 


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Hundreds of Washtenaw County residents will make their way to our nation's capital this weekend to patrticipate in the national Women's March for human rights.  Even more will march and rally here at home.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

A student conduct hearing was held on Tuesday for one of the 15 Eastern Michigan University students identified as having participated in a peaceful sit-in at the Student Center last fall.  The protest was spawned by  racist graffiti discovered on campus. 


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