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Eastern Michigan University
9:33 am
Tue February 12, 2013

EMU Reaches Contract With Part-Time Lecturers

Eastern Michigan University and the union representing part-time lecturers have reached tentative agreement on a new four-year contract.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Public Safety
11:06 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Training to Respond to Tragedy

Credit Bob Eccles

It's a scenario no police department wants to be called to respond to, but one for which they must be prepared.  WEMU's Bob Eccles joined officers from the Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University police departments this weekend for "active shooter" training.

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Eastern Michigan University
2:49 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Wednesday Night EMU - Ohio U. Basketball Game Canceled

Tonight's scheduled basketball game between the Eastern Michigan University Eagles and Ohio University Bobcats has been canceled due to a robbery on the Ohio University campus this morning.   

Ohio University officials say a gunman robbed a student around 9:30 this morning.  Because the suspect has not been apprehended, Ohio University canceled classes and activities for the remainder of the day.   Tonight's game will be re-scheduled.

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2:51 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Niswender Death Ruled a Homicide, No Suspects Identified

The death of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender has been ruled a homicide.  That's according to final autopsy results from the Washtenaw County Medical Examiner's office, which says toxicology results did not yield any conclusive information.  Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment December 11th.  A suspect has not been identified, but a press release indicates that Ypsilanti Police, State Police and Federal agencies "continue to utilize all available tools and investigate all possible sources of information" regarding the case.  Anyone with information that c

MLK Day
9:24 am
Tue January 22, 2013

Author Says MLK's Legacy has been "Sanitized"

Author, Tim Wise
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Author Tim Wise says most Americans celebrate a sanitized, whitewashed version of Martin Luther King Jr., not the radical advocate for social justice he really was.   Wise gave the keynote address at Monday's  MLK Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
10:26 am
Thu December 27, 2012

EMU Reaches Contract With Lecturers

Eastern Michigan University and the union representing about 100 full-time lecturers have reached tentative agreement on a four-year contract.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Eastern Michigan University
10:08 am
Thu December 27, 2012

New EMU Regents for New Year

With the start of the new year, Eastern Michigan University is getting two new Regents.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
6:01 pm
Mon December 17, 2012

Funeral and Burial held for Julia Niswender

The investigation into how 23 yerar-old Julia Niswender died continues, as the Eastern Michigan University student is laid to rest.  A funeral service was held today for Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment last Tuesday night.  Ypsilanti police spent the weekend talking to people in the area surrounding the Peninsular Place apartments, trying to find out if anyone saw or heard anything that might be helpful to the investigation.  Niswender's death is being investigated as a possible homicide, although the cause of her death has not yet been determined.

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Developing
11:09 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Candlelight Vigil For Julia Niswender

EMU students, faculty and staff join friends and family of Julia Niswender to remember her at a candlelight vigil Friday night at the EMU Lakehouse.
Credit Bob Eccles

About 200 people attended a candlelight vigil Friday night at the Lakehouse at Eastern Michigan University for Julia Niswender, the EMU junior found dead in her off-campus apartment Tuesday night.  Friends and family took turns speaking about the 23 year-old and what they'll miss most about her. 

Ypsilanti police are investigating Niswender's death as a "possible homicide".  Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:30 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Vigils Tonight for EMU Student

Two vigils will be held tonight for Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender, who was found dead in her off-campus apartment Tuesday night.

One vigil will be held at 8:30 tonight at the Lakehouse near the Student Center on the Eastern Michigan University campus.  The other will be held at Munson Park in Niswender's hometown of Monroe.

Ypsilanti police are investigating Niswender's death as a "possible homocide".  Preliminary autopsy results were inconclusive and more tests will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:23 am
Fri December 14, 2012

EMU Expands Security Following Student Death

After the off-campus death this week of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender, the  university has stepped up campus security.  Hear how in this report from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Developing
5:17 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Candelight Vigil Planned For Julia Niswender

EMU Students and friends of Julia Niswender will hold a candle-light vigil in her memory Friday night.  The vigil will take place at the Lakehouse, near the Student Center on the EMU campus.  It's scheduled to start at eight-thirty Friday night, and participants are asked to bring their own candles.  A fund has also been established to help Niswender's family with expenses.  Donations to the Julia Niswender Fund will be accepted Friday night.

Developing
4:22 pm
Thu December 13, 2012

Julia Niswender's Preliminary Autopsy Results In

Preliminary autopsy results for 23 year-old Julia Niswender are back, but they don't shed much light on how the Eastern Michigan University junior died.  Ypsilanti police say the cause of death is listed as "pending".  Toxicology results will take another two or three weeks.  Investigators say there were no outward signs of trauma to Niswender's body, but there were indications of "possible foul play".  Niswender's body was discovered Tuesday night in her off-campus apartment in the 1000 block of Huron River Drive.  Her death is being treated as a possible homicide.

Eastern Michigan University
9:32 am
Thu December 13, 2012

EMU Holds Information Forum Following Student's Death

Eastern Michigan University officials are taking several steps in response to the apparent homocide of student Julia Niswender who was found dead Tuesday at her off-campus apartment.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on an information forum held Wednesday.

Here's a link to EMU's web page on the crime:  http://www.emich.edu/investigation/

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Developing
5:57 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Police Investigate Off-Campus Death Of EMU Student

Ypsilanti and Eastern Michigan University police are investigating the death of a student in the off-campus Peninsular Place apartments.  The victim has been identified as 23 year-old Julia Catherine Niswender.  She was found dead in an apartment in the one thousand block of Huron River Drive.  Police have yet to determine the cause of her death, but are treating the case as a possible homicide.  A campus forum on safety was held this afternoon, where it was announced that there will be additional campus police patrols for at least a few days.  Counseling services are also being made availa

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Eastern Michigan University
10:30 am
Tue December 11, 2012

EMU Settles Grad Student Lawsuit

Eastern Michigan University and a former graduate student who sued the school after being kicked out of its counseling program have reached an out-of-court settlement.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:14 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Parker is New EMU Board Chair

Eastern Michigan University Regents have unanimously selected board vice-chair Francine Parker to become the board's new chair next month.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:11 am
Fri December 7, 2012

EMU Honors Outgoing Regents

Eastern Michigan University has honored a pair of outgoing Regents.  Thursday was the last day on the EMU Board of Regents for Roy Wilbanks and Tom Sidlik.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
11:39 am
Tue December 4, 2012

EMU Helps Foster Children Succeed

Eastern Michigan University is getting some state funding to help make sure students who grew up in foster care succeed.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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News
6:12 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

EMU's Punter Is An Australian Import

EMU punter Jay Karutz
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Education
8:59 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Helping Undocumented Students Pay for College

Eastern Michigan University student leaders are trying to create a fund to assist undocumented students from Michigan communities.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:38 am
Fri October 5, 2012

EMU Homecoming Saturday

Eastern Michigan University plays Kent State tomorrow for EMU's homecoming game, and new group of recent grads is joining in to get other recent grads to support their alma mater.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

News
4:21 pm
Fri September 21, 2012

Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year

ECA at EMU
Bob Eccles

Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance projects it'll have 425 area high schoolers enrolled this year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

Eastern Michigan University
11:31 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Record First-Time Enrollment at EMU

Eastern Michigan University officials say they're seeing significant enrollment growth, including the biggest class of first-time students in EMU history.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Eastern Michigan University
11:21 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Regents Approve New Faculty and Clerical Contracts

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved new contracts with the school's faculty and clerical workers.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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