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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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

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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.

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.

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

Funeral and Burial held for Julia Niswender

Dec 17, 2012

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.

Candlelight Vigil For Julia Niswender

Dec 14, 2012
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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.

Vigils Tonight for EMU Student

Dec 14, 2012

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.

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.

Candelight Vigil Planned For Julia Niswender

Dec 13, 2012

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.

Julia Niswender's Preliminary Autopsy Results In

Dec 13, 2012

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 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/

Police Investigate Off-Campus Death Of EMU Student

Dec 12, 2012

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

EMU Settles Grad Student Lawsuit

Dec 11, 2012

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.

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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