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10:51 am
Tue June 3, 2014

Hearings Scheduled In EMU Football Player's Slaying

Slain EMU student/athlete Demarius Reed
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Two Detroit men face pre-trial hearings in the robbery and fatal shooting of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.    The hearings are scheduled this afternoon for Kristopher Pratt and Ed Thomas in Washtenaw County Trial Court in Ann Arbor.

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11:19 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Puppies To Provide Final Exams Stress Relief to EMU Students

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Pet a puppy and be happy! You've done it. We've all done it. The Pre-Vet Club at Eastern Michigan University believes petting a puppy is therapeutic in times of great stress. What's more stressful for a college student than final exams?  

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5:27 am
Wed April 9, 2014

EMU Holds Teacher Job Fair in Ypsilanti Today

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Eastern Michigan University is hosting what it's billing as one of the state's largest job fairs for teachers. 

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9:45 am
Wed March 26, 2014

Trial Date Set For Demarius Reed Murder

Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed
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  ANN ARBOR — Two Detroit men are expected to stand trial in June on murder charges in the robbery and fatal shooting of an Eastern Michigan University football player.

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Local News
12:12 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

EMU's Mock Trial Students Beat Out 25 Teams In Regional Competition

(from left) First place winners Antonio Morea and Steven Cole with coach C. Robert Dobronski celebrate their success.
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Team of Monea and Cole to advance to national championship in January

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11:56 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

EMU March For Peace, Vigil for Demarius Reed

Candlelight Vigil for EMU football player Demarius Reed.
Credit Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Eastern Michigan University students and others remembered 20 year old student athlete Demarius Reed with a march, rally, and candlelight vigil.  Among those participating were Reed's mother and the family of Julia Niswender who was killed less than a year ago. 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the student led "Increase the Peace" march and rally and candlelight vigil for Demarius Reed.

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11:46 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Collaboration to Increase Police Patrols After EMU Football Player's Death

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Eastern Michigan University and area police agencies will immediately begin collaborating on patrols of the LeForge Road area north of EMU's campus.  

One week after the death of 20 year-old Demarius Reed, an Eastern Michigan University student athlete found dead in the University Green apartment complex, law enforcement is collaborating to step up patrols in the area.  EMU's Department of Public Safety will work with officers from the Ypsilanti Police department and Washtenaw County Sheriff's Deputies to patrol the LeForge Road area.

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Local News
9:16 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

EMU Holds Second Community Forum on Football Player Death and Other Violence

Eastern Michigan University has held a second community forum to discuss the death of wide receiver Demarius Reed and other violence against Eastern students. 

The Demarius Reed homicide, three other attacks of Eastern Michigan University students off campus, and two reports of on-campus criminal sexual conduct with individuals that knew each other all in the last week led E-M-U and Ypsilanti officials to holding a community forum to talk about efforts to improve safety.  E-M-U and Ypsilanti officials met to talk about safety and then were on hand for the community forum.

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Local News
7:12 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

EMU President Calls Football Player's Death Senseless

The Eastern Michigan University community came together this afternoon for an update on the death of football player Demarius Reed.  Reed's body was found this morning in the hallway of an off-campus apartment complex and law enforcement say it's an apparent homicide. 

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6:53 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Eastern Michigan Is Fastest Growing University In The State

Move in day at Eastern Michigan
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With record freshman enrollment for two consecutive years, Eastern Michigan University is, by far, the fastest growing public university in the State of Michigan.

As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the statistics show, it's not even close:

Record freshman enrollment helps affirm EMU as fastest growing public university in Michigan.

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7:02 am
Thu August 29, 2013

EMU Announces Largest Freshman Enrollment In School History

Credit Randy Mascharka / Eastern Michigan University

WEMU's David Fair talks with Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin about a historic Freshman class. 

WEMU's David Fair sits down to talk with EMU President Susan Martin on the record enrollment announcement 8/29

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1:21 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Ypsilanti Head Start School Honors Charles Eugene Beatty

Charles Eugene Beatty, Sr.
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Charles Eugene Beatty is being honored by the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District for his contributions to education in Michigan. The district will renames its Head Start building  in Ypsilanti after the late educator.

Ronnie Peterson is a Washtenaw County Commissioner. He says Beatty is a historic figure and worthy of praise for his contributions to education. Beatty played a role in early childhood study programs that eventually lead to the creation of Head Start, and was inducted into the Michigan Education Hall of Fame in 1985.

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10:15 am
Thu July 18, 2013

EMU Science Complex Wins Gold LEED Certification and Critical Acclaim

Eastern Michigan University's Science Complex
Credit Eastern Michigan University

Eastern Michigan University's Science Complex  is winning acclaim and awards. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, kudos come from the US Building Council and the Engineering Society of Detroit.

EMU shoots for Silver LEED certification for new Science Complex and wins GOLD LEED status.

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7:15 am
Mon July 8, 2013

EMU Educates Students on Keeping Student Loan Debt to a Minimum

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EMU offering advice to students potentially impacted by higher loan rates, and increased debt.

  Due to inaction on the part of the US Congress, student loan interest rates have doubled. Unless congress takes action upon returning from summer recess, those rates will stick for any student taking out a loan after July 1st of this year. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, eastern Michigan University officials hope congress will return loan rates to lower levels but, either way, will be there to provide counsel to students.

6:22 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Ypsilanti Community Schools to Adopt Code of Conduct for Athletes

Code of Conduct for student athletes in the Ypsilanti Community Schools is in the works. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on what the code is likely to include.

  The Athletic Director for Ypsilanti Community Schools is putting together a Code of Conduct for student athletes. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

8:18 am
Fri June 28, 2013

EMU Early College Alliance Wins Recognition

Credit Flickr/Chelsea Foster Design / Eastern Michigan University Early College Alliance

The Engineering Society of Detroit on Thursday evening, recognized  the Director of the Eastern Michigan University's Early college Alliance for his program leadership. 

For more details, listen to the podcast above.


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