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.
A group of about 30 people gathered at Eastern Michigan University today to protest the university's affiliation with the Education Achievement Authority.
Samir Webster is a member of the group "Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education", which organized the protest. He says they've met with the Board of Regents and EMU President Susan Martin, but they feel their voices aren't being heard.
Critics of the EAA says it's failing in its mission to turn struggling schools around. Area school districts have been boycotting EMU student teachers because of the school's ties to the EAA.
Eastern Michigan University officials say they respect the right of faculty members to share their concerns, but the school has no plans to end its affiliation with the EAA.
Wet, heavy snow blanketed portions of the region late this morning. Add in a bit of freezing rain and light rain showers, and you have the makings of a bad weather day.
There is a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 4pm for Washtenaw and Wayne Counties. Snowfall totals could exceed two inches and ice accumulation could reach a tenth of an inch. that makes for potentially slippery and hazardous road and sidewalk conditions, so caution is advised.
Eastern Michigan University says it had to lay off a number of full-time lecturers in its College of Education due to declining enrollment.
Pam Olech and six fellow full-time lecturers in her department are being laid off effective at the end of August.
She says she worries about the quality of student teacher supervision if she and her colleagues are not recalled, and hates to see the university lose the relationships the College of Education has with areas school districts.
An Eastern Michigan University expert thinks he knows the main explanation for new study results that show that gay and bisexual teenage boys use steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids. The study out of Chicago says that 21 percent of gay or bi male teens claimed they have used steroids, compared with four percent of straight boys. Michael Tew is the Director of the Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights at Eastern Michigan University.
Eastern Michigan University is partnering with the Michigan Historical Center to help preserve some of the state's history. Five EMU grad students will perform research and catalog artifacts at three historic sites around the state. Faculty Coordinator Nancy Bryk says this is part of a larger effort by the university to help students gain real-life experience. Bryk says EMU's students have done outstanding work with the MHC in the past, and she's proud of the university's entire program. Among the locations the EMU students will be working is the Mann House, in Concord, MI.
Had enough of the cold and snow already? It has been the snowiest January in this area in history. Add in the polar vortex and frigid temperatures, and it's been a somewhat trying winter. Why is it happening, and will it continue to happen in winters to come?
This week on Issues of the Environment our guest is Dr. Tom Kovacs, Associate Professor of Meteorology at Eastern Michigan University. Kovaks teaches courses on the effects of climate change on weather and will discuss the consequences for our county.
This week, Bob Eccles had the opportunity to interview movie producer and EMU grad Wesley Coller, who's giving the commencement speech this weekend at Eastern Michigan University. They discussed how Coller's educational journey led to a career in the arts.
Eastern Michigan University has settled a lawsuit brought by an organization upset that EMU Student Government hadn't helped pay for it to bring its "Genocide Awareness Project" exhibit to campus.
University spokesperson Geoff Larcom says student government originally said "no" to a request for funding from Students for Life, which had asked for about $5,000 for the exhibit that was on campus April 11th and 12th.
Student Government declined, but later approved funding and changed its fund allocation policy.
Eastern Michigan University plans to hire four additional full-time police officers, with an eye toward having them on duty by mid-January.
The officers will be assigned to off-campus patrols, which are currently conducted by two officers. The increase to six officers around Leforge road, just north of campus, will bring additional resources to the area.
The Michigan Theater Book -- goes on sale Tuesday, November 19 at Michigan Theater
The Michigan Theater has been featured in commercials, billboards, films, and even a music LP from the 1960s, but has never had its own book – until now. Dr. Henry Aldridge, an Eastern Michigan University film professor emeritus and theater scholar, has written a new full-color, photo-illustrated book that explores the first 80 years of the theater’s life and how it ties into the histories of Ann Arbor and film. He also includes key local figures from along the way: manager Gerry Hoag, organist Paul Tompkins, Ann Arbor mayor Lou Belcher, philanthropist Margaret Towsley and her daughter Judy Rumelhart, and the theater’s staff and volunteers. Aldridge has a deep connection to the Michigan Theater. In 1979, he and a group of other concerned citizens helped rescue the theater and its rare Barton organ from the wrecking ball. He continues to lead the theater’s organ program, give visitor tours, and teach a film appreciation course. Despite his extensive knowledge of the theater, Aldridge still spent three years immersed in the University of Michigan Bentley Historical Library archives, Michigan Theater Foundation meeting minutes, Ann Arbor News articles, and interviews with past and present staff members. “Unlike most histories of individual theaters,” Aldridge says, “this book is thoroughly researched, carefully documented, lavishly illustrated, but written in a style that general readers will find interesting and colorful.” A paperback edition of the book will be available for purchase starting the week of November 19 at the Michigan Theater, Nicola’s Books, Literati Bookstore, Bookbound Bookstore, Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tearoom, and Kaleidoscope Books & Collectibles. The Michigan Theater will also carry a limited edition hardcover and provide a discounted price to Michigan Theater members for both versions.
The website includes neighborhood crime stats and questions students should ask when apartment hunting.
EMU Vice President of Communication Walter Kraft says it's very important that the university provide the information and resources to help students make good, wise and informed choices on where to live.
The Ann Arbor School Board will likely eventually renew their contract to participate in a consortium of three county-wide high school options, but have frustrations on the agreement. The board discussion last night took place after a large number of Washtenaw International High School and the Early College Alliance spoke in favor of their programs.