Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
The University’s fall 2013 freshman class of 2,872 tops Eastern’s previous all-time record of 2,854, set in 1999, and represents an increase of 43 percent or 864 students over the last three years, according to final fall enrollment figures.
No other public university in Michigan has seen its freshman population grow so significantly over the last three years.
EMU leads Michigan in freshman enrollment growth over last three years by Geoff Larcom, Published September 17, 2013 YPSILANTI - Eastern Michigan is the fastest growing public university in the state of Michigan for new freshmen over the last three years.
Eastern Michigan University marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s March on Washington with bells and playing King's historic speech at three o'clock, when the speech was originally given.
Over 100 people attended the ceremony and listened to comments from EMU professor Ronald Woods and state representative David Rutledge. Rutledge says there are things King would find utterly amazing if he was here today.
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In this week's installment WEMU's David Fair talks with Heather Seyfarth, Program Supervisor for the Clean Energy Coalition. The Coalition has partnered with the City of Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan and the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority to create a large-scale bike sharing program in Ann Arbor. Next spring, there will be 14- bike-sharing stations, and 125-bikes available to members of the public.
Eastern Michigan University will mark the 50th anniversary of the civil rights March on Washington Wednesday with a ceremony at Martin Luther King Jr. Gardens.
President Susan Martin will welcome guests to the event at just before three o'clock Wednesday afternoon. At three, bells and chimes will ring on campus, and Dr. King's speech will be played.
Following the speech, closing remarks will be offered by State Representative David Rutledge and EMU professor Donald Woods. Dr. Woods teaches in the university's Department of Africology and African-American Studies.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Gardens are located near Welch Hall, off Cross Street on the south side of the EMU campus.
The events at Eastern echo those in Washington D.C. where there will be a morning re-dedication program at the King Memorial, and ringing of bells at the Lincoln Memorial at 3 p.m., the time King began his " I Have a Dream" address 50 years ago. Stay tuned to WEMU for special coverage of the 50th anniversary from noon to 4 p.m., including live coverage of President Obama's speech starting at 3 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University to commemorate 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. King's "I Have a Dream" speech Event scheduled for 3 p.m. August 28 at MLK Gardens on Eastern campus by Geoff Larcom, Published August 27, 2013 YPSILANTI - At 3 p.m.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has revised language in the ballot proposal that will appear before voters in November. The school board met briefly on Monday to address concerns about the original language for renewal of the districts voter-approved sinking fund millage.
As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the question voters will decide is no longer a matter of renewal, but instead, one of continuation.
Charles Eugene Beatty is being honored by the Washtenaw County Intermediate School District for his contributions to education in Michigan. The district will renames its Head Start building in Ypsilanti after the late educator.
Ronnie Peterson is a Washtenaw County Commissioner. He says Beatty is a historic figure and worthy of praise for his contributions to education. Beatty played a role in early childhood study programs that eventually lead to the creation of Head Start, and was inducted into the Michigan Education Hall of Fame in 1985.
The Ann Arbor School Board has approved an agreement on participating in the Washtenaw Education Operations Consortium. As WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports, the board has some concerns, but unanimously approved the deal so that students will be able to participate in three programs this year.
It may not be terribly exciting, but tonight's agenda for the Ypsilanti Community schools Board of Education includes some items important to helping the newly-formed district get the school year started on the right foot.
WEMU's Bob Eccles provides a preview of tonight's session:
School, in and of itself, can be hard enough. How difficult must it be for children who are homeless? It's a question that more children in Washtenaw County have to answer than you might think. The Washtenaw Intermediate School District last year helped make sure more than 1,300 students classified as homeless were able to attend classes.
As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the WISD's Education Project for Homeless Youth is now gearing up for a new academic year.
Washtenaw County today launches the annual "Stuff the Bus" campaign. The effort aims to collect school supplies for needy children in kindergarten through fifth grade in Washtenaw County's public schools.
A school bus will be parked in front of the Target store on Carpenter Road. Kari Dorr is heading up the campaign for the county. Shes says all types of supplies are needed, including:
Colored pencils, Crayons
Pens, Mechanical pencils
Supplies can be given to volunteers on site or donations can be placed directly into boxes on the school bus. Dorr says the amount of donated supplies has increased every year, and this year the hope is to exceed $10,000 worth. The drive is being held everyday this week from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
New research from the University of Michigan shows promise in someday being able to help the human body better withstand the rigors of chemotherapy and radiation.
Jian-Guo Geng is an associate professor in the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He's found that in mice, injecting stem cells into the intestinal tract makes the mice much better able to survive high doses of chemo-radio therapy.
Geng says the discovery may someday make it possible to cure late-stage, metastasized cancers. He says "People will not die of cancer, if our prediction is true."
The study found that 50 to 75 percent of mice treated with a stem cell injection survived what should have been lethal doses of chemotherapy.
Results of the research appear in the journal, Nature.