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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.


Eastern Michigan University has appointed Dr. Rhonda Longworth as Interim Provost, effective January 8, 2016. Under this role, she will report directly to the Interim President (who has yet to be announced) and the President until a permanent Provost is appointed.  Editor's Note: Listen to WEMU reporter, Jorge Avellan's full story, found here Eastern Michigan University Announces New Interim Provost

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A Special Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting will be on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. in 201 Welch Hall. A campus message from EMU Vice President for Communications, Walter Kraft indicated that among the limited agenda items, there will be a recommendation to appoint an interim President.

No candidates have been named at this time.

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Eastern Michigan University faculty members will present the results of an evaluation of the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

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Eastern Michigan University today announced that Interim President Kim Schatzel will be moving on to the next chapter of her life as newly appointed President of Towson University, effective January 25, 2016. 

Shatzel has been serving as Interim President since Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at EMU since Susan Martin stepped down from the position in July of this year.

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The indoor athletic practice facility dome at Eastern Michigan University is still closed after it collapsed Sunday morning.


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One week after members of the Black Student Union and other students at Eastern Michigan University walked out of class in a protest against racism on college campuses, officials are holding a forum on the issue at McKenny Hall.


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Eastern Michigan University's College of Business is hosting its annual Search Marketing Workshop on Friday and you're invited.

The theme is "Fusion of Everything."  They will discuss all types of digital platforms from the internet, mobile devices and even home entertainment systems and how they are impacting our lives.

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Charles "Chuck" Kettles has lived an interesting life worthy of celebration.  He is an Ypsilanti resident, an Eastern Michigan University alumnus,   a former faculty member at EMU, and a decorated veteran.  On May 15, 1967, he chose to put his own life at risk in order to save eight men stranded on the battlefield in Vietnam.  For his meritorious service, he has been nominated to receive the Medal of Honor.  

Patrick Campion sat down with Mr. Kettles to talk about his life, his service, and his loving devotion to his wife Ann Kettles (a longtime EMU employee).  


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Eastern Michigan University's Aging Studies Program is having a special program Wednesday October 28th featuring a lecture by Dr. Adam Marks, Clinical assistant professor in the division of geriatrics and palliative medicine at the University of Michigan. He will be speaking on how  Americans deal with death, and  how that has changed over the past 100 years.

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A community conversation was held at Eastern Michigan University after a large pride flag display was vandalized last week on campus.  

Nearly fifty people attended the meeting hosted by the EMU's LGBT Resource Center. 

Some students said they felt violated after seeing dozens of small flags, that made up the larger flag, destroyed. 

Kaitlin Eredics was among the students who participated in the discussion, she believes the issue should not be ignored to prevent it from happening again.

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  Eastern Michigan University students will gather Wednesday to discuss the recent vandalism of a campus pride flag.

 

 


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Eastern Michigan University students took action to repair a pride flag on campus after vandals destroyed the display Tuesday night.


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Football fans around the country been cheering on and celebrating the student athletes, each cheering on their own team. 

But, the thing that we all have in common is a heavy heart  from yet another deadly school shooting, the latest of which took place in Oregon. Today we'd like to introduce you to two Eastern Michigan University students who have brought positive national attention to the school by sending out an impassioned, important, and highly emotional message.

College students and university employees are being warned to keep an eye out for phishing scams and other bogus e-mails. Fraudsters often target academic institutions during the fall with online scams and bogus e-mails to try to trick people into giving up personal information.

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Eastern Michigan University hosted a public informational session on Dating and Sexual Violence called "Got Consent?"  They invited Washtenaw County assistant prosecutors Arianne Slay and Mark Kneisel to discuss how the criminal justice system operates and the role victims play in police investigations.

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The Ypsilanti Housing Commission has received $90,000 from the Kresge Foundation and other groups like the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, KeyBank and Goldman Sachs. The funds will allow help provide a social worker to work one-on-one with low income families in need. 


The development of better, affordable housing. It's not just about where people live. A new foundational grant and programs that Eastern Michigan University are involved in.

We talk with Russ Olwell, Director of the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Communities at EMU and Zac Fosler, the Executive Director of the Housing Comission about efforts in Ypsilanti to secure and ensure there's affordable housing options.


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It's a time of many changes for students, their families and communities with the start of classes in most of Michigan.

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Programs aiming to help low-income students and military veterans are growing at Eastern Michigan University. 

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The new school year begins for a lot of students - including those attending Eastern Michigan University in nearly two weeks. EMU is expecting a record class this year with close to 6,000 new students.  We sat down to talk about the upcoming year with Dr. Kim Schatzel, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at EMU. She now serves as Eastern's president on an interim basis after President Susan Martin stepped down in July. 


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