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EMU Professor Reflects on 1963 Civil Rights March

Aug 26, 2013
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WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Dr. Ronald Woods, an Eastern Michigan University professor and the first head of the school's Department of African-American Studies.  They talked about the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, D.C. and more.

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Eastern Michigan University's ROTC has received the honor of being ranked the top college ROTC program in the state of Michigan from The College Database.

College ROTC programs were ranked based on their annual tuition rate and having two or more branches represented at the school. Eastern has ROTC programs for the Army, Navy, and Air Force.

Assistant Professor of Military Science at EMU, Captain Renn Moon, says Eastern's ROTC programs offer a lot of benefits for students who join:

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NASA's "Journey to Tomorrow" exhibit - complete with a moon rock brought back by the Apollo 17 mission - comes to Eastern Michigan University Friday and Saturday as part of Star Party 2013. 

  

WEMU's Bob Eccles spoke with Peter Church, who's in charge of community relations for the event.

Find out more about Star Party 2013:

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The annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival kicks-off on Friday and the celebration will run through the weekend.  It's a perfect time to take a look back at some of the elements that have helped create the identity of this Washtenaw County community.


YCS Staff Report For Work

Aug 8, 2013
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The staff of Ypsilanti Community Schools held its first day of professional development Thursday.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

General Motors has announced it will be donating $900,000 over the next three years to Eastern Michigan Uuniversity's Project Lead the Way program - a national program that encourages U.S. middle and high schools to teach STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math curriculum materials, and the development of engineering and biomedical programs for their students.  

Professor John Dugger is the director of EMU's Project Lead The Way affiliate program. He says the program continues to grow, and EMU has helped train many of its teachers.

Dugger says the program contributes in other ways; holding annual conferences and acting as a recruiter and advisor for schools interested in the teaching STEM material.

Junior Olympians Descend on Eastern Michigan University

Jul 30, 2013
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Nearly 50,000 athletes and spectators are expected at Eastern Michigan University now through August 3rd for the Amateur Athletic Union's National Junior Olympics, which got underway Tuesday. 

WEMU's Bob Eccles and Taylor Pinson take a look at this event.


EMU ECA Director Receives Award

Jun 27, 2013

The director of Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance has been named a recipient of the Engineering Society of Detroit's David A. Skiven Leadership Award. 

David Dugger says he's honored to receive the recongition.

He says the Engineering Society of Detroit likes the kind of work EMU's Early College Alliance is doing. 

Dugger says area high school students have taken 25-thousand college credit hours through E-C-A since 2008, attaining a grade of C or better 86 percent of the time. 

More Advising Options For EMU Students

Jun 26, 2013

Eastern Michigan University students have a new place to turn for a wide variety of advising issues.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more in the new advising center, funded thanks to a donation from a member of the Board of Regents.

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  An Eastern Michigan University professor is undertaking a 450-mile cycling trip starting June 29 in order to raise $4000 dollars to support Study Abroad programs at Eastern.

Even more amazing, he will making the 12-day journey at age 70, something many people in their 70's could not undertake.

John Fike is a part time lecturer in Eastern's political science department. He says Study Abroad programs are important because students who go to other countries to study come back more mature, more focused, and more rounded in their understanding of the world.

  Full time undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University will spend about $340 more in tuition and fees next school year. 

The board of regents today approved a 3.75 percent increase in tuition and fees.

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Spring clean-up and community beautification projects will be found throughout Ypsilanti on Saturday.

EMU Student Government Makes Funding About-Face

Apr 24, 2013
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Eastern Michigan University Student Government has decided to fund the recent campus visit of the traveling "Genocide Awareness Project" exhibit. 

EMU Students for Life had requested about $5,000 to help support the exhibit, which uses graphic photos to equate abortion with genocide. 

The request was originally declined, but after a review of student government procedures for funding student organizations prompted by a lawsuit, EMU Student Government decided to provide the funding. 

Eastern Michigan University officials congratulated and said goodbye to outgoing Athletic Director Derrick Gragg on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin assesses the past academic year at EMU, and her expectations for the school's future with WEMU's David Fair.

The 13th annual Take Back the Night march and rally was held Monday night at Eastern Michigan University.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there. 

Jazz is Alive at EMU

Apr 1, 2013

Jazz   Is   Alive!  Benefit   Concert   &   Dance

7pm   Saturday,   April   6th   at   the   EMU   Student   Center   Ballroom

 

The local LGBT community is closely following the U.S. Supreme Court's tackling of the issue of gay marriage.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

New York Times columnist speaks at EMU

Mar 19, 2013
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New York Times  columnist Joe Nocera spoke Tuesday afternoon at the Eastern Michigan University Student Center auditorium. The EMU Student Government brought Mr. Nocera to campus to talk about "How to fix big-time college sports". WEMU's Bob Eccles had the chance to speak with Mr. Nocera before his appearance.

This year, Eastern Michigan University has the largest number of students living on campus in nearly a decade, and EMU's Board of Regents has approved room and board rate increases for next fall.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents has approved four-year contracts with full and part-time lecturers.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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WEMU's Bob Eccles speaks with Eastern Michigan University astronomy professor Norbert Vance about Friday's meteor over Russia and asteroid fly-by.

Gaming for Good

Feb 13, 2013

An Eastern Michigan University marketing student is getting some pretty high-profile attention for a charity he created.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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EMU Reaches Contract With Part-Time Lecturers

Feb 12, 2013

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.

Training to Respond to Tragedy

Feb 11, 2013
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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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