In this edition of "Focus On EMU," Patrick Campion sits down with Professor Ed Sidlow from Eastern Michigan University's Political Science Department.
They talk midterm politics and then look back at the changing political face of the student body over the past 40 years. Sidlow shares his insight from his years as a student at EMU (1970 - 1974) and as a member of the Eastern faculty (1995 - present).
Randy Mascharka (left), Alexis Braun Marks, EMU President Martin, EMU Vice President Walter Kraft, Patrick Barry, Jamie Baird, and Nancy Bryk prepare to cut the ribbon at the opening of the historic exhibit in Mckenny Hall on Oct 9, 2014 at Eastern Michigan University.
Professor Nancy Villa-Bryk plays a crucial role in one of the few masters programs in the country of its kind – Eastern Michigan University's Historic Preservation Graduate Program. The thirty-five year old graduate program is also the largest program in the field, boasting over 90 students in its award winning program. Students, faculty, and staff within the program and throughout the university recently opened an exhibit in EMU’s McKenny Hall, documenting the school’s 168 year history.
Parents want their children to do well in school and get into college. But almost 40 percent of parents in an NPR, Robert Wood Johnson poll say their high school student is experiencing a great deal of stress from school. The impact of academic stress on student mental health is a growing concern.
89.1 WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the growing concern of academic stress causing mental health issues for teens.
Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers Wednesday have been gathering petition signatures again in the Pray-Harrold building to present to university administration. They were there Tuesday, saying they're having trouble paying bills and putting food on the table because the school isn't paying them on time.
Part-time lecturers set up a table outside of the Eagle Cafe' in Pray-Harrold, asking people passing by to take a marker and sign an oversized petition sheet on an easel.
An Eastern Michigan University professor has been honored for her efforts in social work. The Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers gave Marjorie Ziefert a Lifetime Achievement award.
Michigan lawmakers have given initial approval to a school budget that boosts spending by 4 percent and prohibits the state from replacing its standardized test next year with one developed by a group of states. The bill approved 4-1 Tuesday by a House-Senate conference committee is expected to win final legislative approval this week.
A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been reinstated after his removal from the classroom while district officials assessed his lesson plan on African-American history and racial segregation laws.
The Monroe News reports hat Alan Barron was placed on paid leave last month after he showed an eighth-grade history class at Monroe Middle School a video of how white entertainers once used black face paint to imitate blacks.
A 20-year-old Detroit area man is suing University of Michigan's Board of Regents after he was charged out-of-state tuition at the school's Dearborn campus. Hussein Berry filed the class-action discrimination lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Detroit.
The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education is considering three options for re-configuring district elementary schools, a move tied to plans to offer a balanced calendar at one school building next school year.
The board Monday night was briefed on the options, which include three options.
YPSILANTI – Ford Motor Company, Crain’s Detroit Business and Bearclaw Coffee are among the best-run businesses in Michigan, according to students in the Eastern Michigan University College of Business.
Those businesses and 11 others were honored during an Academy-Award style event Friday, March 14 at the EMU Student Center. Ford won in the large business category, Crain’s won for medium-sized businesses and Bearclaw Coffee earned top honors for small businesses. Ford also won in the manufacturing category.
Critics of the Education Achievement Authority want to not only stop the spread of the reform effort but also want it out of Detroit, that was the message Tuesday night at a community forum on the issue hosted by the Ann Arbor Education Authority.
WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on a forum in Ann Arbor on the Education Achievement Authority.
Ann Arbor Superintendent Jeanice Swift's Listen and Learn report did a good job of capturing community thoughts on the district according to Parents and Teachers at a meeting at Forysthe Middle School Thursday night.
WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports on the first follow-up meeting to Ann Arbor Public Schools Superintendent Jeanice Swift's Listen and Learn Tour.
As Ann Arbor Public Schools look to quickly move forward with improvements Superintendent Jeanice Swift is checking that she heard the community correctly during the Listen and Learn tour.
Swift says the community has a hunger for action steps to follow.
Kim Carver has had students in the district previously and a son coming to Forsythe Middle School next fall. Carver likes the positive vibe and the lack of defensiveness.
Forsythe teacher, Dan Ezekiel is extremely impressed with the report that he believes does a good job boiling down the input of 2,000 people that participated in the fall.