eastern michigan university

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.

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.

EMU Helps Foster Children Succeed

Dec 4, 2012

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.

EMU's Punter Is An Australian Import

Nov 21, 2012
Bob Eccles

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.

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.

Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year

Sep 21, 2012
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 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's Board of Regents has approved new contracts with the school's faculty and clerical workers.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

EMU revives Hurons logo for band uniforms

Sep 9, 2012

Eastern Michigan University football fans attending Saturday's game against Illinois State seemed pleased that the school has brought back the Hurons logo on its new marching band uniforms.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.


Eastern Michigan University has once again made the Princeton Review's list of best colleges in the midwest.

High Jumper Jamie Nieto called WEMU from London this morning and spoke to "Morning Edition" host David Fair about the Olympics and what life will bring after his athletic career comes to an end. 

Eastern Michigan University Regents approve four-year

contract with police officers.

Eastern Michigan University raises tuition

rates by 3.95% for new school year.

Eastern Michigan University launches

Come Home to Eastern, Come Home

to Michigan enrollment  plan.

EMU student Benjamin White gets special call from Arne Duncan.

EMU to Help Employees Buy Homes in Ypsilanti

May 10, 2012

"Live Ypsi" program to be rolled out later this month.

Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin discusses college costs and more with WEMU's David Fair.

Eastern Michigan University is turning over day-to-day management of its Eagle Crest Conference Center to the Ann Arbor Mariott-Ypsilanti hotel.

Eastern Michigan University is raising room and board rates by 4.9 percent for the 2012-2013 school year.