Eastern Michigan University has named Kim Schatzel as its new provost and vice president, pending approval by the Board of Regents. The appointment will be effective Jan. 3, 2012.
Schatzel’s background includes extensive academic leadership and corporate business experience. She currently serves as dean of the College of Business at University of Michigan-Dearborn, a position she has held since 2008. Schatzel joined the institution in 2000 as assistant professor of marketing and subsequently held several leadership positions until being named dean.
The University of Michigan Student Assembly has approved a resolution asking the university to ban the sale of bottled water on campus. Hear more on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is the Chair of the MSA's Environmental Issues Committee, Maggie Oliver.
The city of Ann Arbor is stepping up enforcement of its anti-graffiti ordinance next month. Once again, the Downtown Development Authority is offering help to those businesses facing clean-ups. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Halloween traditions continue; "Answer This!" , "Margin Call" and "Passione" open downtown; plus new releases at the cinemalls on this week's Cinema Chat from WEMU, featuring the Executive Director of the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor, Russ Collins.
The University of Michigan is increasing its committment to environmental sustainability. Hear more about it on this week's Issues of the Environment from WEMU. Our guest is the University of Michigan's Executive Director of the Office of Campus Sustainability, Terry Alexander.
Another attempt to put a stop to the proposed demolition of seven homes on South Fifth Avenue has been turned down by Ann Arbor city council members. Council voted seven to four against a proposal to form another historic district study committee. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority and the "Get Downtown" program are stepping up efforts to inform those who work downtown about all of their parking and transportation options. Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.
WEMU's David Fair talks with SAFEHOUSE Executive Director Barbara Neiss-May about the incidence on domestic violence and sexual assault in Washtenaw County, and dwindling financial support for the efforts by SAFEHOUSE to help abused women and their children.
The Yankee Air Musem is now an affliate of the Smithsonian Institution. Among other things, it means the museum at Willow Run airport can how host travelling Smithsonian exhibits. Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.