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The President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion at Eastern Michigan University has issued preliminary recommendations that aim to improve race relations on campus. 
 


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Governor Rick Snyder was joined by representatives from 15 Michigan colleges and universities today at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti Township.  They gathered to make an announcement.


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Another racist message has been discovered on the Eastern Michigan University Campus. 

Lisa Barry

Undergraduate tuition and fees at EMU will increase 3.9 percent or $474 per student taking 30 credits per year.  The increase is just under the state tuition restraint cap and will allow Eastern to continue receiving state performance funding for not exceeding the state guidelines.


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Eastern Michigan University recently sent a contingent to China to build stronger partnerships and opportunities for students and faculty. It is part of a larger strategic plan to expand the school's global presence and draw more students to campus. WEMU's David Fair sat down with two of the people who made the trip to China, EMU President James Smith and EMU Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Kucera


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Rallies were held across the country today as part of May Day to show support for different groups and causes.  One took place at Eastern Michigan University as contract negotiations between part-time lecturers and the university continue. 
 

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A group of about twenty Eastern Michigan University part-time lecturers and their supporters rallied before the university's Board of Regents meeting today to protest possible cuts. 


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Part-Time lecturers at Eastern Michigan University held a sit-in outside the university's president's office to protest possible cuts reported by their union.


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It was “Eastern Michigan University Day” Tuesday at the state Capitol.


All disciplinary actions against 16 Eastern Michigan University students involved in a campus sit-in protest last year have been dropped.


EMU Student Center
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Eastern Michigan University president James Smith has announced all sanctions against those disciplined for a fall sit-in -protest, have been dropped.  Read the statement from Smith and the joint statement from leaders of campus student groups below. 

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Eastern Michigan University's President, Dr. James Smith, sent an email to all EMU students and employees reiterating the message that "The University will continue to support international students without regard to their immigration status." A similar message was sent out by University of Michigan's President Saturday. The full text of Dr. Smith's message can be found below:

Eastern Michigan University

In response to several incidents of racist grafitti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus in recent months, a "President's Commission on Diversity and Inclusion" has been named by Dr. James Smith.

Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Race and diversity are issues on college campuses across the country. Eastern Michigan University is no exception. We address a variety of related topics with EMU President, Dr. James Smith. 


Lisa Barry

With six months under his belt as the new president of Eastern Michigan University, Dr. James Smith gave an update on where the University stands Monday at an Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti regional chamber luncheon.

James Smith
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

Between several instances of racist graffiti on campus and student and community protests, it's been a tumultuous start for the new president of Eastern Michigan University.  James Smith plans to connect with the community moving forward.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

After another racist graffiti message was found on a wall at Eastern Michigan University, a new approach will be used to address the issue. 
 


Parker Maynard

New information has been revealed regarding the future of Eastern Michigan University's Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake.


Washtenaw County
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The Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners is condemning incidents of racism on the Eastern Michigan University campus and offering public support for the University. 


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Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

A racial slur found spray-painted outside an Eastern Michigan University building was not an isolated incident. 


Dr. James Smith became president of Eastern Michigan University on July 1.  As the Fall 2016 semester approaches, he has many issues to address in his first academic year in office.  WEMU's David Fair speaks to President Smith about his plans for EMU's future.


Jay Sinclair

Eastern Michigan University released new e-mails about the possible sale of its Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake in Lapeer.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

Eastern Michigan University held an ice cream social to welcome its 23rd president, James Smith.


Eastern Michigan University welcomed new President James Smith for his first official day on the job Friday.


 

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For nearly a decade officials in Dexter have been in the process of making the switch from a village to become a city.  Voters get a final say in November.  Some see it as an opportunity, while others are concerned with what could be lost.