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Eastern Michigan University, along with Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and Integrated Healthcare Associates, announced a $6.5 million project Friday that will improve health care services in Ypsilanti. 


As part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration at Eastern Michigan University, MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid served as the keynote speaker. 

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To kick-off a week long of Martin Luther King Jr. Day events, Eastern Michigan University hosted a march earlier this afternoon.  Check out the photos in the slideshow above.

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Students, staff and faculty will honor an historic civil rights event today. It is the kick-off to a series of events celebrating the the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year's MLK Day celebrations at EMU is "Live the Legacy: Look Back, Be Present, Move Forward." 


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As we walk around college campuses in Washtenaw County, most of us usually just pay attention to what we see above ground.  But, have you ever thought about what lies beneath?  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan wondered about that and, what he found underground at Eastern Michigan University is a series of steam tunnels. 

The Eastern Michigan University Marching Marching Band held tribute to WEMU for our 40 year anniversary of broadcasting jazz on the radio.  The special performance happened during the halftime of the EMU vs Ball State football game, where the Eagles soundly defeated Ball State 56 to 14 last Thursday.

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Here we are at day five of the fall pledge drive, and with your help we're working hard to make sure your community NPR station is healthy and strong and able to continue to deliver on our promise of keeping you informed and entertained. We need to raise $220,000 during this drive, and you can make that happen with your gift of support at WEMU.org or 888-299-8910.

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It is the first total eclipse happening in nearly 40 years but will only be partially visible from Southeast Michigan.  I spoke with Eastern Michigan University professor and director of Sherzer Observatory Norbert Vance about what we can expect to see and experience when the eclipse occurs on August 21st.

For a gift of just $300 you and a friend can take the bus to Comerica Park, enjoy a picnic party in the stadium, receive a free TRUEMU souveniour, get your photo taken in the outfield - and see a great game as the Detroit Tigers take on the the Kansas City Royals on July 25.

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Hoppy Beer Day!  89.1 WEMU’S Lisa Barry spoke with Eastern Michigan University professors Dr. Cory Emal and Dr. Gregg Wilmes, who co-founded the Fermentation Science program at EMU about the science behind the beer-making process.

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Sunday will mark the 15th anniversary of the terror attacks on America.  The world has changed since September 11th of 2001 in a number of ways, but on this day, it is a time for reflection.  Listen below for the emotional story of how a piece of history came to rest in Ypsilanti. 

EMU's Sexual Misconduct Policy Gets An Update For 2016

Jul 8, 2016
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Eastern Michigan University has adopted a new policy on sexual misconduct and violence on campus.

EMU Officers Save Overdose Victim's Life With Naloxone

May 25, 2016

Officers at Eastern Michigan University saved a 54 year-old man's life over the weekend using the drug Naloxone.


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If HBO has it right, the Eastern Michigan University Department of Athletics has lost well over $50 million over the past two years.  That doesn't sit well with many on campus.  Now that the program "Real Sports" on HBO has highlighted EMU sports, the conversation is expanding nationwide.  We caught up with the vocal critic of athletic spending highlighted in the cable news report, Howard Bunsis.  


An EMU students group will host a community conversation with Ypsilanti Mayor Amanda Edmonds on Tuesday.


Enjoy three outstanding jazz combos from the Eastern Michigan University Jazz Studies program. Director Mark Pappas will bring two quartets and a trio for WEMU's next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show at Rush Street Nightclub

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Eastern Michigan University faculty are calling for the resignation of two members of the Board of Regents.




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A crowd of over 9,000 people gave a big welcome to Bernie Sanders at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  The presidential hopeful addressed the medical issues some Flint residents are having because of the water contamination.  Sanders wants Snyder to resign.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

Lisa Barry

Beginning next Fall, Eastern Michigan University will begin offering a four-year program in "fermentation science"  as either a major or minor.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday with just one item on the agenda, the introduction of the candidate, and a recommendation to elect the its 23rd President. 

The Regent's vote will take place at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus on Friday.

Eastern Michigan University will welcome the prominent civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine to campus Monday.






Eastern Michigan University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of community engagement programs focused on social justice throughout the campus from Thursday, January 14 to Monday, January 18. The five day campus celebration will also be EMU's 30th anniversary observing Martin Luther King, Jr. day on the campus, and collectively, as a national holiday.

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Most colleges the area shutdown for the holiday break, that complicates things for students who don't go back home.  But, that makes it even worse for homeless students. 

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Eastern Michigan University named a new interim president this morning.  This after current interim president Kim Schatzel, accepted the job as president of Towson University in Baltimore.