89.1 WEMU

financial aid

Ari Weinzweig
Ari Weinzweig

Ann Arbor Zingerman's co-owner Ari Weinzweig is part of the recently formed "Independent Restaurant Coalition" working to get a bill approved to provide financial support for restaurants struggling due to the current pandemic.

He talks with WEMU's Lisa Barry about his hopes for keeping his doors open, especially with no home football games this year in Ann Arbor, and the approach of colder weather which will impact outdoor dining, which is helping to sustain many restaurants right now.


United Way of Washtenaw County
United Way of Washtenaw County / uwwashtenaw.org

Managing finances can be difficult.  It becomes infinitely more difficult if there is very little money to work with.  COVID-19 has destroyed financial stability for a great many.  Add in issues of racial and economic oppression, and the difficulties are further compounded.  A grant secured via a partnership between the United Way of Washtenaw County (UWWC) and the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development will allow for further investment in teaching residents in need how to build a better financial future.  WEMU's David Fair talks to UWWC financial coach Ugbaad Keynan about the "Financial Navigation" initiative for this week's "Washtenaw United."


EMU

Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents approved a tuition increase for the 2020-2021 academic year.  

City of Ypsilanti / cityofypsilanti.com

The City of Ypsilanti has created a housing expenditure program for residents who need financial assistance during the COVID-19 crisis. 


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Governor Gretchen Whitmer rolled out a plan Wednesday to help health care staff, retail workers, and delivery people pay for college or job training.  We have more from Rick Pluta.


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Replacing lost revenues is critical to the survival of artists and the sustainability of creative businesses lost due to the COVID-19 shutdown.  The Arts Alliance is soon to launch the Creative Washtenaw Marketplace, an online sales site for local artisans, creatives, performers, cultural organizations, and businesses to sell products, performances, programs, and services.  Join The Arts Alliance’s Deb Polich and WEMU’s David Fair to hear more about it on this week’s edition of "creative:impact."


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More than 2,200 Eastern Michigan University graduates will soon be getting some additional financial assistance.


WEMU

A new partnership in China was among the items approved at today’s EMU Board of Regents meeting.


James Williams
Haley Moraniec

The holidays are meant to be a happy time, but that is not always the case for many people living in our area.


Money
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More local government leaders are feeling insecure about their fiscal health than in years past.  A new study shows the first decline in feelings about fiscal health since the end of the Great Recession in 2010. 


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The University of Michigan has approved a 2.6 percent increase in tuition and fees for in-state undergraduates. 

Eastern Michigan University raises tuition

rates by 3.95% for new school year.