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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. 


January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month.  Eastern Michigan University says it's more prevalent than you might think, here in our own state.

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As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrations at Eastern Michigan University, a seminar on Black Lives Matter protests was held. 

More than one hundred students volunteered for Eastern Michigan University's Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

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The recently re-inflated indoor practice dome at Eastern Michigan University has a new problem.

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Eastern Michigan University senior Ramone Williams will no longer be homeless soon after a successful crowd funding campaign for him raised more than $25,000. Williams says schools need to do more to help other students like him.   

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The city of Ann Arbor has chosen its new community services area administrator.

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Eastern Michigan University's interim president Kim Schatzel's last day at work is Thursday.  She has accepted the job as president of Towson University in Maryland. 

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 Eastern Michigan University is now recognized as a doctoral institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings system. 

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Another interim president for has been announced at Eastern Michigan University. The schools Board of Regents this morning voted unanimously to name Donald Loppnow to the post, effective  January 8th, 2016.

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The indoor athletic dome at Eastern Michigan University could be repaired soon-- if weather permits.


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Eastern Michigan University's Autism Collaborative Center is currently enrolling autistic adults for a social skills program. 

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 Don’t bother bringing the skies or snow shovel out of the garage yet. Unseasonably warm weather will continue for at least the next few weeks in Southeast Michigan.

Former EAA Principal Indicted

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Kenyatta Wilbourn Snapp is charged with conspiracy and bribery in a kickback sceme with an after-school tutoring contractor.

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 Faculty members from Eastern Michigan University say a request from the school’s Board of Regents was a surprise during a meeting about the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

Faculty Senate Vice President Judy Kullberg says the regents had not previously asked faculty to include a comparison between EAA schools and Detroit Public Schools in an evaluation.


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Eastern Michigan University faculty members will present the results of an evaluation of the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

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Eastern Michigan University today announced that Interim President Kim Schatzel will be moving on to the next chapter of her life as newly appointed President of Towson University, effective January 25, 2016. 

Shatzel has been serving as Interim President since Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at EMU since Susan Martin stepped down from the position in July of this year.

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News tipsters informed WEMU that the indoor practice facility at Eastern Michigan University, known as "The Bubble," collapsed earlier this morning.  EMU has confirmed this in an official statement noting that a split in the fabric of the roof caused a slow collapse. Two soccer teams were practicing in the facility at the time and were able to evacuate with no issues.  

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With the holidays upon us, efforts to eat healthfully become more difficult with all the goodies offered at special dinners and parties.  


A dialogue on institutional racism was held Thursday at Eastern Michigan University. Around two hundred students filled the auditorium at McKenny Hall to take part in the discussion. All Things Considered host Lisa Barry spoke with WEMU reporter Amanda LeClaire about what happened at the event.

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One week after members of the Black Student Union and other students at Eastern Michigan University walked out of class in a protest against racism on college campuses, officials are holding a forum on the issue at McKenny Hall.