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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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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.  

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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.


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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, Eastern Michigan University needs your help to feed students in need. 


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Eastern Michigan University offers a diverse range of majors and opportunities including  a "Running Science Lab" which recently moved into Rackham Hall.  This allowed them to offer expanded services to the public with increased flexibility.   

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300 middle school girls from all over Michigan participated in a conference called "Digital Divas" Friday at Eastern Michigan University.

  The event was created to get more girls interested in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math also known as STEM.  Right now, women make-up only 24% of that workforce.

  EMU College of Technology professor and co-chair of the event, Dr. Susan Gregory, says that traditionally, girls have been discouraged from the STEM field. 

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Faculty at Eastern Michigan University voted to withdraw participation from a search committee for the school’s next president.

 


 

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents sent a response to a letter from faculty senate members.

The letter demands the board change the closed search process for EMU’s next president.  Faculty Senate President Sandy Norton read the letter at the most recent board of regents meeting, urging the board to respond by October 16.

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  Eastern Michigan University students will gather Wednesday to discuss the recent vandalism of a campus pride flag.

 

 


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Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents announced a change to the committee tasked with selecting candidates for EMU president, but university faculty insist that the search be made public.

 


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 Eastern Michigan University on Friday will host a social justice forum and workshops.

A Day in Social Justice is a one day forum addressing issues like class, race, sexism, and education.


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It's difficult to start a conversation about depression with nearly anyone at any age. With busy schedules, high expectations, and less life experience than many older adults, college students may be a more challenging demographic to reach for mental health professionals. 

It's back to business as usual on the the Facebook pages of the University of Michigan football and basketball teams after they were hacked twice in one day.  University officials say they still don't know how it happened but have apologized to the two million followers who may have caught a glimpse of the pictures of scantily clad celebrities.  

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Eastern Michigan University has finalized the purchase of the Holy Trinity Chapel on West Forest Avenue in Ypsilanti for $940,000. The university plans to use the site as the new home for The Honors College. That college has doubled in size since 2011 and now has a total of fourteen hundred students. The last time EMU bought an off-campus building was in 2009 when it acquired Fletcher Elementary School.    

EMU's Interim President, Kim Schatzel, issued a campus wide announcement this morning saying that, after extensive research, the university's administration has decided to remove the Hurons logo from marching band uniforms.

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  After nearly two months of formal negotiations, Eastern Michigan University and the American Association of University Professors have reached a tentative contract agreement.  

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 A rare "Blue Moon" will be visible in southeast Michigan.  The moon won't actually appear blue, but gets it's name because it is only visible every 2 to 3 years.

I had the chance to speak to the director of the Sherzer Observatory at Eastern Michigan University, Norbert Vance and he shares information on a number of interesting things visible right now in the night sky.

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Nurses looking to upgrade their education now have a new online option at Eastern Michigan University.  

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   July 7th, 2015 is Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin’s last day in office.  She leaves EMU 7 years to the day she started in the position.  She says it has been an emotional and moving experience as she steps down but after a one year sabbatical will return as an Eastern professor.

89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with President Martin, and you can hear the interview here:


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