Eastern Michigan University

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A group of Eastern Michigan University students are in Washington, D.C. for National Arts Advocacy Day, and WEMU's Amanda LeClaire is along for the ride.  Lisa Barry spoke to Amanda before she traveled with the students to our nation's capital  as the EMU students learn to advocate for arts funding and support.


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National Arts Advocacy Day is underway in Washington D.C. this week.  About two dozen students from Eastern Michigan University are at the nation's capital to learn how to be advocates for the non-profit arts sector. 


Detroit Does Well

A group of students at Eastern Michigan University are helping educate young voters about the candidates and ballot issues before the primary polls open tomorrow.

 

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The union for Ann Arbor public school teachers has ended a ban on working with Eastern Michigan University student teachers.

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Normally, Ypsilanti residents have 24 hours to clear snow from walkways.  Some residents may have the entire weekend to shovel.


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With five from Eastern Michigan University awarded Fulbright grants for 2015-16, the University now has more Fulbright scholars than any other Master's degree granting university in the nation.

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Eastern Michigan University faculty are calling for the resignation of two members of the Board of Regents.

 

 

 


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Several attempts to recall Governor Rick Snyder continue to move forward as the Flint water crisis also continues to unfold.  


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With the state’s March 8th primary fast-approaching, Presidential candidates are turning their attention to Michigan.  Senator Bernie Sanders had stops in Ypsilanti and Dearborn as part of his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, while Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped at Grand Valley State University near Grand Rapids.


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A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.


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The line began forming early today, and the rally is still hours away.  Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is bringing his presidential campaign to Ypsilanti today.  His "Future To Believe In Rally at Eastern Michigan University" gets underway at 2:30 this afternoon.  Doors to the EMU Convocation Center will open at 12:30. The event is free and open to the public, on a first come, first serve basis.  Sanders is making the Michigan appearance in advance of the March 8th presidential primary election.  The Independent is running for the Democratic nomination against former U.S. Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton

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Bernie Sanders brings his bid for the presidency to Ypsilanti today. 

  ve In Rally at Eastern Michigan University."  The event begins at 2:30 this afternoon at the EMU Convocation Center and is free and open to the public.  Doors open at 12:30 pm. The Sanders campaign is asking those planning to attend to RSVP.  You can do so here.

Amanda LeClaire

The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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The next generation of cyber security professionals could be trained in Ypsilanti.

Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.


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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

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A day after Eastern Michigan University faculty passed a no confidence resolution in the Board of Regents (BOR), Republican state lawmakers say the EAA will soon be dissolved.

 

 

 


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Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.

 


 

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The issue for faculty is the school’s continuing partnership with the Education Achievement Authority. In December 2014, EMU Regents said they would withdraw from the EAA if a faculty review found the district had failed to improve.


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The Iowa Caucus is taking place today, so WEMU spoke to political expert Edward Sidlow from Eastern Michigan University about how it could impact Michigan.


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Today begins "Sexual Assault Prevention Week" on the Eastern Michigan University campus.


Eastern Michigan University has joined the drive to help Flint residents.

 

 


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New research shows a link between an increase in LGB civil rights and a decrease in hate crimes.

 

 

The Harlem Globetrotters will perform tonight at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  That's less than a month since long time player Meadowlark Lemon passed away.  


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The Eastern Michigan University Police Department has its first ever dog on the force.  "Nitro" is a 75 pound Belgian Malinois that will turn 2 years old in April.

Nitro lives with and is trained by EMU police officer Bridget Bofysil.  She says he eats a raw diet of meat, organ and bone.  He is trained primarily in explosive detection but can also help in other searches. 

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