James Smith
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It was July of 2016 when Dr. James Smith began his tenure as president of Eastern Michigan University. Over the course of five years, he has faced difficult challenges and had inspired successes. Dr. Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to reflect, assess, and project forward. 

EMU To Continue Making Masks Indefinitely

Jul 27, 2020

Eastern Michigan University says their temporary mask-making initiative has become a permanent program.  At least for now.  

Ypsilanti Community Schools is using bus routes to deliver iPads and Chromebooks to students as part of its COVID-19 distance learning plan.

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

Eastern Michigan University
Eastern Michigan University /

Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents approved a gift of $8 million on Friday to build a new golf facility on campus.  The project will be entirely funded by the EMU alumni group "GameAbove."  University President James Smith reiterates what the group told Eastern when they made their financial commitment.