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The Eastern Michigan football team is winning this season, both on and off the field.


Lisa Barry

With Christmas just a few days away, local college campuses become a lot quieter as most students head home to be with their families.  But not every student has that opportunity.


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In response to several incidents of racist grafitti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus in recent months, a "President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion" has been named by Dr. James Smith.

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Haley Moraniec

The holidays are meant to be a happy time, but that is not always the case for many people living in our area.


Lisa Barry / 89.1 WEMU

It's Thanksgiving week, and while many families gather for large dinners and celebrations, not everyone is as fortunate.  For some college students, it's an even bigger struggle including in Washtenaw County.  

I was on hand when students and staff gathered to put together Thanksgiving dinner food baskets at Eastern Michigan University's "Swoop Food Pantry."


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Race and diversity are issues on college campuses across the country. Eastern Michigan University is no exception. We address a variety of related topics with EMU President, Dr. James Smith. 


Lisa Barry

With six months under his belt as the new president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. James Smith gave an update on where the University stands Monday at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon.

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Between several instances of racist graffiti on campus and student and community protests, it's been a tumultuous start for the new president of Eastern Michigan University.  James Smith plans to connect with the community moving forward.


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In light of the recent unrest being felt at college campuses all over the country, Eastern Michigan University is having an event featuring several speakers to address the current campus climate.  The goal is to create a culture that embraces diversity and social justice. I spoke to Dr. Heather Neff, director of the McNair scholars program and EMU professor of English, about what her message will be. 

There will be a day-long event today on the Eastern Michigan University campus to bring the community together in light of several recent racist graffiti incidents on the campus.


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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

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Some members of the Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are being harassed after participating in a rally last week to protest racist graffiti found on campus.


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In an effort to improve community relations between the City of Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University a special event is taking place later today. 30 people, half from the University, the other half from the city will go for a walk later today and then share a meal in hopes of improving communication and perceptions they may have of one another.

I spoke with the event's organizer, Eastern's Director of Academic Engagement Programs and Professor of Applied Theatre, Jessica "Decky" Alexander.


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A protest was held this morning at Eastern Michigan University as a result of the racist graffiti that was found on campus Monday. 

 

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A five hour sit-in demonstration on the Eastern Michigan University Campus ended early this morning.  Some 70 students gathered at the Student Center at the 1AM closing time.  When the Student Center re-opened at 6am, the sit-in ended and the students dispersed.  WEMU's David Fair spoke to EMU media relations director Geoff Larcom about the protest.


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In light of another incident of racist graffiti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus, University officials are planning several public events to deal with the incidents. 


Parker Maynard

New information has been revealed regarding the future of Eastern Michigan University's Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake.


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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker made a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton at Eastern Michigan University. 

 


Students at Eastern Michigan University gathered once again to protest the racist graffiti that was recently discovered on campus. 


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Eastern Michigan University students who face food insecurity have a resource, right on campus, that they can turn to.  Swoop's Student Food Pantry was created to "provide EMU students in need with food assistance and additional resources to positively affect well-being and college success."  The Pantry recently moved and expanded.  


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King Hall, the site of last week's racist graffiti message, played host to an event devoted to unity, diversity, and hope.  The students and staff of the Early College Alliance, whose offices are in King Hall, gathered to ask questions, alleviate concerns, and put forth the message that hate is not a part of the EMU community.  WEMU was there to speak with the students and staff about how they've been dealing with a climate of fear and uncertainty that has been created by these acts of hateful cowardice.


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It's been over a week since racist graffiti was found in several locations on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  

The campus is home to the Early College Alliance, where high school students can earn college credit.  ECA organized a "unity in the community" event Thursday to unite against the recent incident outside King Hall, where the program is located.

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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is condemning incidents of racism on the Eastern Michigan University campus and offering public support for the University. 


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A racial slur found spray-painted outside an Eastern Michigan University building was not an isolated incident. 


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Experts in African-American history say the racist graffiti that was found at Eastern Michigan University early Tuesday morning is nothing new in the area.   


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