Eastern Michigan University has finalized the purchase of the Holy Trinity Chapel on West Forest Avenue in Ypsilanti for $940,000. The university plans to use the site as the new home for The Honors College. That college has doubled in size since 2011 and now has a total of fourteen hundred students. The last time EMU bought an off-campus building was in 2009 when it acquired Fletcher Elementary School.
Bats are in double trouble: Bat species that migrate long distances are being killed in wind turbines, while White-nose syndrome is devastating bat species that migrate shorter distances. Meanwhile, homeowners routinely kill bats when they find them in their houses. But we need bats (just not in our attics!), so safe and humane removal can be done via a “bat exclusion.” That's the focus of the Halloween installment of WEMU’s “The Green Room".
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.