Ypsilanti

Education
1:48 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Unified Board Meeting Decision

There are a couple of big decisions to be made at tonight's meeting of the school board representing the Ypsilanti, Willow Run and unified school districts.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:07 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Name Choices Narrowed to Two for Unified District

We're getting closer to having a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
8:38 am
Fri January 25, 2013

Working Groups Formed for Unified School District

Early Childhood working group meets at Willow Run Intermediate Learning Center.
Credit Bob Eccles

There was a good turnout Thursday night for a meeting to set up working groups that'll help move the process of unifying the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts forward.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:28 am
Thu January 24, 2013

New District Forming Advisory Committees

Attend a meeting tonight at Willow Run High School to form Advisory Groups and an overview of the unification process.

  If you have some time to spare helping create the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district, you'll want to attend a meeting tonight at Willow Run High School.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
9:22 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Name Choices Down to Three for New District

  A committee has identified the top three choices for a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Business
8:47 am
Wed January 23, 2013

City Approves Sidetrack Tax Abatement

Exterior of Sidetrack

Ypsilanti's city council has approved a tax break to help with renovation and expansion of the Sidetrack Bar and Grill in Depot Town.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles. 

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Local News
9:38 pm
Thu January 17, 2013

Residents Share Thoughts On Superintendent Qualties

Michigan Leadership Institute President and C.E.O. Dr. Michael Wilmot leads a discussion on qualities desired in a superintendent.
Credit Bob Eccles

Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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Local News
10:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Unified District Name Suggestions Subject Of Public Forum

U-of-M researcher Katherine Lawrence moderates a public forum on unified district name suggestions.
Credit Bob Eccles

A handful of names for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district surfaced as favorites at a public forum last night.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

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News
5:17 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Area Residents Suggest Names For Unified School District

Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.

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Education
8:42 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has approved a technology audit.  Hear more on the audit's findings from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti
8:41 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Better Buildings Program Reaches Milestone in Ypsilanti

The city of Ypsilanti is the first community enrolled in the Better Buildings for Michigan program to reach 200 homes that have had an energy audit through the program.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Developing
5:16 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Ypsilanti Police Update Julia Niswender Death Investigation

Investigators say they're still waiting for toxicology results, forensic laboratory analysis and a final autopsy report as they continue their investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University junior Julia Niswender.  Niswender was found dead in her off-campus apartment about a month ago.  Her death is being investigated as a homicide.  Police say they continue to "investigate and interview a number of subjects", and are working closely with Niswender's family.  Anyone with information that could be useful to investigators is urged to call Detective Sgt.

Ypsilanti City Council
10:26 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Council Sets Goals for 2013

Ypsilanti City Manager Ralph Lange (l) and Mayor Paul Schreiber
Credit Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's city council has set its list of priorities for 2013.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has details on council's goal-setting session.

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Education
8:51 am
Thu January 3, 2013

New Name Needed for New District

Now's your chance to suggest a name for the new unified Ypsilanti and Willow Run School district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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