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Eastern Michigan University spent $750,000 over the summer to install new surveillance cameras.


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It was a week ago that racist graffiti was discovered at the Ann Arbor Skate Park.  89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry reports police are getting citizen assistance in finding a suspect through financial contributions.


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Ann Arbor's city council will meet tonight, and there's one subject that was not originally on the agenda that is expected to be discussed.


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About fifteen swastikas and racial slurs were spray painted at the Veterans Memorial Skate Park in Ann Arbor. 


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Two cards with messages implying a need to return to a more "white" America were found today at Eastern Michigan University.  They carry a logo of "Alt-Right" and links to websites associated with that movement.


Eastern Michigan University

A community forum is planned for Tuesday evening, March 28th to gather input for the creation of a Community "Unity" Mural being planned for the Eastern Michigan University campus.

I spoke with one of the organizers, EMU student Steven Kwasny.

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After months of being criticized for charging students with misconduct for actions taken during a sit-in protest on campus, Eastern Michigan University is opening up about the issue. 
 


Student Center
Eastern Michigan University / emich.edu

After racial graffiti was discovered on the EMU campus last fall, some students staged a sit-in demonstration, after hours, at the student center. Some of those involved have since been going through student code of conduct hearings, including Damajae Muray, 


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A student conduct hearing was held on Tuesday for one of the 15 Eastern Michigan University students identified as having participated in a peaceful sit-in at the Student Center last fall.  The protest was spawned by  racist graffiti discovered on campus. 


Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University students released a video through social media to express how they feel about how the administration addresses race relations issues on campus. 


Jerry Clayton
Washtenaw County / ewashtenaw.org

2016 has brought its share of challenges, not the least of which has been racial and ethnic tensions from the police shooting deaths of unarmed black men around the country, to the campaign rhetoric of the President-elect, to the white supremacist messages spray-painted on campus buildings at Eastern Michigan University.  The Washtenaw County Sheriff is hoping, by taking it head-on, this area will be a model for how to address these issues.


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African-Americans around the country, including right here in Washtenaw County, started celebrating Kwanzaa today.  This special time has many traditions and can impact the Black Lives Matter movement.


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.

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More students at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for an overnight protest on campus just over a month ago.

I spoke with one of the original four students to be disciplined for that protest.

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.


There will be a day-long event today on the Eastern Michigan University campus to bring the community together in light of several recent racist graffiti incidents on the campus.


Eastern Michigan University

YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Three students who protested after racist graffiti was found on buildings at Eastern Michigan University are now facing discipline for continuing a peaceful sit-in at a student center after it closed for the evening.

Eastern Michigan University
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Some members of the Eastern Michigan University faculty and staff are being harassed after participating in a rally last week to protest racist graffiti found on campus.


Jorge Avellan / WEMU

A protest was held this morning at Eastern Michigan University as a result of the racist graffiti that was found on campus Monday.