Eastern Michigan University

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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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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.   


Derek Delacourt
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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.

 


Autism Collaborative Center

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.

 

She says,

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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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