Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.

The measure would allow 16 and 17 year olds to fill out their voter registration paperwork when they get their driver’s licenses. The state would mail their voter cards when they turn 18.

Michigan teens would be able to pre-register to vote under a proposal in Lansing.

The measure would allow 16 and 17 year olds to fill out their voter registration paperwork when they get their driver’s licenses. The state would mail their voter cards when they turn 18.

“It’s another way of making government much more efficient,” said state Sen. Steve Bieda, D-Warren. “It saves people in lines at secretary of state offices. It saves more correspondence going to the secretary of state’s office. It makes it a much easier process.”

Marty Shichtman
Eastern Michigan University

Martin Shichtman, professor of English language and literature at Easter Michigan University, recently won the Michigan Council for the Social Studies College Educator of the Year award for developing a summer Holocaust seminar for teachers. 

There has been plenty of reaction to Michigan governor Rick Snyder's 2015 'State of the State' address.   

Michigan high school juniors will take the SAT instead of the ACT starting in spring 2016. The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) announced the switch on Wednesday.

The state has provided a free college entrance exam for eleventh graders on the state’s standardized test for several years.

The College Board – the company that administers the SAT – won a three-year, $17.1 million contract.

MDE spokesperson Martin Ackley says the SAT will be a better test that will save the state money.

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Great programs, district-wide, give parents plenty of choices.

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University of Michigan study shows bellicose metaphors are a detriment to treating cancer.

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The generous donation will go, in part, to study how democracies emerge from authoritarian rule.

Whitmore Lake considers Dexter Community as a new annexation partner.

Eastern Michigan University

A former Eastern Michigan University professor and the co-founder of an Ann Arbor based business will be joining EMU's Board of Regents.

Kids using computers
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Ann Arbor Public Schools families likely can put down the pen and paper when they go to register for next school year. 

Little children are big news this week, as the White House holds a summit on early childhood education on Wednesday. The president wants every 4-year-old to go to preschool, but the new Congress is unlikely to foot that bill.

Since last year, more than 30 states have expanded access to preschool. But there's still a lack of evidence about exactly what kinds of interventions are most effective in those crucial early years.

An Eastern Michigan University professor is doing research designed to help prevent the sort of power failure that affected Detroit Tuesday afternoon.


Dr. Samir Tout is with the EMU School of Information Security.

He worked with researchers at the University of Michigan and the Merit Network to secure a grant from the National Science Foundation.

  "To study, basically, anomalies that may potentially happen in the power grid such as the one took place today," Dr. Tout says.

Social media is a valuable marketing tool for businesses, and expertise in the field is a highly sought after commodity.  Eastern Michigan University's new Center for Digital Engagement is taking students and clients to new online heights.

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Next month Eastern Michigan University's Regents will review the school's connection to the Education Achievement Authority created to turn around the state's worst schools.  Student government wants the university to cut ties with the EAA.

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Eastern Michigan University is being recognized for its continuing efforts to prevent suicide and promote mental health.


The recognition comes in the form of a federal grant.

EMU is getting a three year, $300-thousand grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

EMU Won't Renew Inkster School's Charter In 2015

Nov 5, 2014

Eastern Michigan University won't renew its charter with an academy in Inkster when it expires in June.  The university says the decision not to renew Gaudior Academy's charter stems from concerns about the school's effectiveness as a public school academy.

Malverne Winborne directs EMU's Charter Schools Office

Ann Arbor District Library

Technology associated with libraries is constantly changing, but  one thing remains constant: Ann Arbor District Library ranks among the best library systems in the country.

For the seventh straight year, the library system has earned a five-star ranking in the Library Journal's yearly Index of Public Library Services. 

89.1 WEMU and Sesi Motors present the 5:01 First Friday Jazz Series dedicated to the memory of the late Dr. Jan Winkelman.

Join us for a 5:01 pm celebration of music and fun at Rush Street.  We will return to Rush Street, 314 South Main between Liberty and William Streets in Ann Arbor.  


Eastern Michigan University

 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).  

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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.

EMU Part-Time Lecturers Protest Pay Delay

Sep 16, 2014
Bob Eccles

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. 

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Andrew Cluley

A University of Michigan emergency alert Wednesdat morning about a gunman on campus turned out to be a pair of Reserve Officer Training Corps members.  UM police are taking several steps in light of the incident.

The principal at Ypsilanti's Holmes Elementary School says they're making progress toward climbing out of the bottom 5 percent in the state's top-to-bottom rankings of schools.


The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education got an update from Charles Raski and other school staffers at Monday night's meeting.