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  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
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.

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.

EMU Reaches Contract With Lecturers

Dec 27, 2012

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
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.

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.

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