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Parents want their children to do well in school and get into college. But almost 40 percent of parents in an NPR, Robert Wood Johnson poll say their high school student is experiencing a great deal of stress from school. The impact of academic stress on student mental health is a growing concern.


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As the Obama administration lines up international support in the effort to dismantle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, the local Muslim community may find itself caught in the middle.

 

Eastern  Michigan University political science professor Edward Sidlow says prejudice ands bigotry are a reality in the U.S., but we can work to sensitize those around us.

EMU Part-Time Lecturers Protest Pay Delay

Sep 16, 2014
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Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers Wednesday have been gathering petition signatures again in the Pray-Harrold building to present to university administration.  They were there Tuesday, saying they're having trouble paying bills and putting food on the table because the school isn't paying them on time.

Part-time lecturers set up a table outside of the Eagle Cafe' in Pray-Harrold, asking people passing by to take a marker and sign an oversized petition sheet on an easel. 

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An Eastern Michigan University professor has received national recognition for her teaching efforts. 


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Eastern Michigan University has been in contact with students, faculty and staff known to have recently traveled to areas affected by the Ebola outbreak.  No-one's been identified as being at high risk of coming down with the disease, but the university hopes anyone they may have missed will call for a phone screening.       Dr. Kimberly Keller is Chief of Medical Staff for EMU's University Health Services.

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Eastern Michigan University's student body president says the improvement in safety on and off campus from a year ago is "100 percent."  Desmond Miller and his fellow students return to class Wednesday.

Miller says EMU and the city of Ypsilanti have made safety a priority in the wake of the off-campus murder of student-athlete Demarius Reed last October and the un-solved homicide of student Julia Niswender in her off-campus apartment in December of 2012. 

Slater To Attend Weekend Transportation Conference At EMU

Aug 28, 2014
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On Saturday, August 30, 2014, The Conference Of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), together with former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and Eastern Michigan graduate Rodney Slater, and Eastern Michigan University, will hold a Transportation Leadership Forum.

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EMU Resident Assistants Get Fire Safety Training

Aug 28, 2014
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Most college students will be back in the classroom next week, and many have been moving into their dorm rooms over the last few days.  Even before that, the Resident Assistants who'll be watching over students in  Eastern Michigan University's dorms were on campus, getting ready.  Part of the preparation involved fire safety training, and the Ypsilanti Fire Department was on campus Thursday to help with that.

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As students return to Eastern Michigan University, they may notice some of the safety enhancements the school has put in place.  Other enhancements won't be so obvious.

 

EMU spokesperson Geoff Larcom says one of the more visible items is improved lighting in the campus perimeter area.

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As colleges prepare for a new school year one of the first lessons taught will focus on sexual assualt education. Eastern Michigan University officials want the entire campus community to work together to prevent sexual violence.


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Simmering faculty concerns about Eastern Michigan University's involvement with the Education Achievement Authority may bring additional focus to state concerns over the charter schools it authorizes. EMU is among 11 across the state at risk of losing its ability to authorize more charter school operations.


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Some medical service providers are turning to a new method of patient treatment amid growing concerns over healthcare.  


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2nd Suspect in Demarius Reed Murder Not Guilty on All Charges  A jury acquitted a man Monday evening in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

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An Eastern Michigan University professor has been honored for her efforts in social work.  The Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers gave Marjorie Ziefert a Lifetime Achievement award.    

Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance Introduced

Jul 9, 2014
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State Representative David Rutledge has formally introduced a collaborative effort to address public safety, an effort at least partially in response to a rash of crimes on Washtenaw County's east side, including the killing of Eastern Michigan University student athlete Demarius Reed, 

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A 23 year-old Eastern Michigan University student is running across the country for charity.

Zachary James is trying to raise $15,000 for Compassion International by running from New York City to San Francisco.

He intends to run 33 miles a day, all while pushing a modified stroller containing food, water and other supplies.

James has spent the last two years training daily in preparation for his run.

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Eastern Michigan University will be introducing kids on the autism spectrum to pirates, dinosaurs and rocket ships this summer.   

DSO Helps Pease Auditorium Mark 100th Anniversary

Jun 27, 2014
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The 100th anniversary celebration for Pease Auditorium reaches its crecendo with Friday night's concert featuring the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra was one of the first acts to take the stage at Pease Auditorium, and the DSO returns Friday night at 8 to help mark the facility's 100th anniversary.

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Gray Turf Coming To EMU's Rynearson Stadium

Jun 19, 2014
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Eastern Michigan University is taking a page out of Boise State's playbook and will play its home football games on a field featuring a unique color scheme.

A state-of-the-art  gray-colored FieldTurf playing surface will be ready for the Eagle's season-opening home game against Morgan State. 

EMU Athletic Director Heather Lyke says the new turf is being paid for with money Eastern gets from host schools.

Weather Decent For Viewing 'Super Moon'

Jun 13, 2014
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The weather looks like it will cooperate and give us a decent view of tonight's "Super Moon".

Norbert Vance is director of Eastern Michigan University's Sherzer Observatory. 

He says that as the summer solstice approaches, the moon is at its lowest point on the horizon, "Which gives it the illusion of riding low and mysteriously colored orange in that southern sky."

And being a full moon, it'll appear huge tonight.  But Vance says you can take measurements and see that tonight's moon is no larger than the moon as it appears other nights high in the sky. 

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Eastern Michigan University's Vice President of Government and Community Relations is leaving to take a job as Chief of Staff to retiring Congressman John Dingell.

EMU Discusses 2015 Budget At Forum

Jun 12, 2014
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Eastern Michigan University's recently approved $301.9 million fiscal year 2015 spending plan was the subject of a late morning forum.

Chief Financial Officer John Lumm says the budget is fiscally responsible, and will help EMU continue to improve its overall financial position. 

Included in the budget is a tuition increase of 3.2 percent - the maximum allowed by the state for schools wishing to receive funding. 

EMU is also making $4.6 million more in financial aid available, and budgeted for safety enhancements like the hiring of 10 new public safety officers.

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Eastern Michigan University is increasing funding for public safety and financial aid next school year.  The board of regents today approved a $301.9 million general fund budget.  


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The combination of an aging population and retiring doctors is creating a shortage of primary care physicians.  Eastern Michigan University and Saint Joseph Mercy Health System are teaming up on a new Physician Assistant program that will help address the problem.  


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The trial date for two Detroit men accused of killing EMU football player Demarius Reed last fall has been pushed back a month.

The trial of Ed Thomas and Kristopher Pratt had been set to start June 23rd, but it's been re-scheduled for July 21st. 

Since Reed's death at his off-campus apartment complex, EMU has been working to improve safety in near-campus areas. 

The university is hiring 10 new police officers, has expanded patrols into neighborhoods surrounding the campus, and has worked with local apartment complexes to boost security.

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