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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.

Data Center
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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.


EMU Regents Vote To End EAA Partnership

Feb 5, 2016
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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

EMU EAA
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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.

 


 

EMU EAA
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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.


Iowa Caucus
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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.


Sexual Assault Protester
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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.

 

 


Liz Coston
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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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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.

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


Ramone Williams
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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.   


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

Kim Schatzel
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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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