Eastern Michigan University students have a new place to turn for a wide variety of advising issues. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more in the new advising center, funded thanks to a donation from a member of the Board of Regents.
An Eastern Michigan University professor is undertaking a 450-mile cycling trip starting June 29 in order to raise $4000 dollars to support Study Abroad programs at Eastern.
Even more amazing, he will making the 12-day journey at age 70, something many people in their 70's could not undertake.
John Fike is a part time lecturer in Eastern's political science department. He says Study Abroad programs are important because students who go to other countries to study come back more mature, more focused, and more rounded in their understanding of the world.
New York Times columnist Joe Nocera spoke Tuesday afternoon at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center auditorium. The EMU Student Government brought Mr. Nocera to campus to talk about "How to fix big-time college sports". WEMU's Bob Eccles had the chance to speak with Mr. Nocera before his appearance.
This year, Eastern Michigan University has the largest number of students living on campus in nearly a decade, and EMU's Board of Regents has approved room and board rate increases for next fall. Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
It's a scenario no police department wants to be called to respond to, but one for which they must be prepared. WEMU's Bob Eccles joined officers from the Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University police departments this weekend for "active shooter" training.
Tonight's scheduled basketball game between the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Ohio University Bobcats has been canceled due to a robbery on the Ohio University campus this morning.
Ohio University officials say a gunman robbed a student around 9:30 this morning. Because the suspect has not been apprehended, Ohio University canceled classes and activities for the remainder of the day. Tonight's game will be re-scheduled.
The death of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender has been ruled a homicide. That's according to final autopsy results from the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's office, which says toxicology results did not yield any conclusive information. Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment December 11th. A suspect has not been identified, but a press release indicates that Ypsilanti Police, State Police and Federal agencies "continue to utilize all available tools and investigate all possible sources of information" regarding the case. Anyone with information that c
Author Tim Wise says most Americans celebrate a sanitized, whitewashed version of Martin Luther King Jr., not the radical advocate for social justice he really was. Wise gave the keynote address at Monday's MLK Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
The investigation into how 23 yerar-old Julia Niswender died continues, as the Eastern Michigan University student is laid to rest. A funeral service was held today for Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment last Tuesday night. Ypsilanti police spent the weekend talking to people in the area surrounding the Peninsular Place apartments, trying to find out if anyone saw or heard anything that might be helpful to the investigation. Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide, although the cause of her death has not yet been determined.
About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil Friday night at the Lakehouse at Eastern Michigan University for Julia Niswender, the EMU junior found dead in her off-campus apartment Tuesday night. Friends and family took turns speaking about the 23 year-old and what they'll miss most about her.
Ypsilanti police are investigating Niswender's death as a "possible homicide". Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death.