Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has scheduled five meetings over the next month and a half to determine where to make more than five-million dollars in reductions to the district's budget. The board received recommendations Monday night from the district's Community Schools Committee. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the committee's report:
Washtenaw County, MI – There are three, four-year terms open on the Ann Arbor School Board. Four candidates are vying to fill them. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report on the Ann Arbor School Board race.
Ypsilanti, MI – Tony award-winning actor Ben Vereen has been on the Eastern Michigan University campus for the past few weeks, working with EMU students on the production of "Soaring on Black Wings", the story of the Tuskeege Airmen of World War Two. Bob Eccles spoke with Vereen about the play, and his work with students on the EMU campus. Click on the audio icon to listen in:
Ann Arbor, MI – An Ann Arbor Community High School student has won a scholarship to the Savannah College of Art and Design, and will have a piece of artwork displayed at the U-S capitol for a year. Liz Woodward's self-portrait was selected as the top entry in the 15th Congressional District arts competition. Woodward will be invited to the capitol for the exhibit's opening ceremony. Community High's Emma Raynor took second place and will have her work displayed at Congressman John Dingell's Washington D.C. office.
Ypsilanti, MI – With Dave Diles leaving his post as athletic director at Eastern Michigan University, some coaches see opportunity for positive changes. Click on the audio icon to hear Brian Nemerovski's report:
Ypsilanti, MI – The Ypsilanti School Board has told 11 administrators and principals that they will not have their contracts renewed after the current school year. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the school board's action to help reduce the district's five-million dollar budget deficit:
Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor School District's Superintendent and Board of Education are on the receiving end of a Sierra Club letter and a lawsuit filed by concerned citizens, both dealing with environmental concerns at the site chosen for the district's new high school. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' report:
Ypsilanti, MI – Ypsilanti's Board of Education has chosen former Superitendent James Hawkins to serve in that post again on an interim basis. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on Wednesday night's board action.
Ypsilanti, MI – He's a priest, a lawyer, and a former Eastern Michigan University professor. He's been at the Vatican for the past year. Click on the audio icon to hear Bob Eccles' interview with Father Bernard O'Connor, better known around this area as "Father Bernie":
Ypsilanti – To improve upon its 4-7 record in 2004, Eastern Michigan must get better defensively. And, early in Saturday's intra-squad spring scrimmage, the defense excelled, stopping EMU's offense on five of eight possessions.
Then backup quarterback Tyler Jones broke loose, providing more than enough memorable plays to trump the defense's early success.
"He plays faster than he runs the 40," head coach Jeff Genyk said of Jones. "And, obviously, he's very difficult to tackle."