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Eastern Michigan University held a Ceremony of Remembrance on campus Wednesday morning as part of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.  Many used the ceremony as a time to reflect on the past.  As part of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, memorials were held across the country on Wednesday, including right here in Washtenaw County.  89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan attended one in Ypsilanti and has the story.


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Eastern Michigan University will host its annual 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance Wednesday morning on campus at Pease Park.  A 7,000 pound beam from the World Trade Center is part of a permanent memorial at the park.  Geoff Larcom is a spokesperson for Eastern.


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Overall, parking citations issued at Eastern Michigan University increased by 31.5% from the fall of 2017 to the fall of 2018.


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A small rally was held Tuesday afternoon after a black doll was found hanging from the shower rod of a dormitory bathroom at Eastern Michigan University.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended the rally.
 


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Enrollment at many of Michigan's public universities is down.


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An anti-Semitic message was found on a student speech wall at Eastern Michigan University over the weekend.  

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A status conference was held Tuesday afternoon on a U.S. District Court judge's ruling determining Eastern Michigan University is in violation of Title IX after eliminating two women's sports teams in a money-saving move.

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A lawsuit seeking to reverse Eastern Michigan University’s decision to cut four of its sports programs has been dismissed.


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Eastern Michigan University is expanding its "You Are Welcome Here" campaign.


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Eastern Michigan University students will walk out of class Thursday at 10 a.m. to protest budget cuts on campus. 
 


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Eastern Michigan University’s professor’s union held a rally on campus Thursday to protest budget cuts and the school’s plan to privatize its parking services.


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Students, staff and faculty will honor an historic civil rights event today. It is the kick-off to a series of events celebrating the the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The theme for this year's MLK Day celebrations at EMU is "Live the Legacy: Look Back, Be Present, Move Forward." 

    

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


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Eastern Michigan University students will start moving into their dorms this morning as the new school year gets underway.  


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Eastern Michigan University has spent over $40 million this summer on construction projects.


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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.


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It was “Eastern Michigan University Day” Tuesday at the state Capitol.


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As students continue to protest at Eastern Michigan University, their movement could soon become a permanent part of our history.  The Ypsilanti District Library launched an African-American Oral History Archive last summer that has expanded since then.


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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. 


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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.

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A five hour sit-in demonstration on the Eastern Michigan University Campus ended early this morning.  Some 70 students gathered at the Student Center at the 1AM closing time.  When the Student Center re-opened at 6am, the sit-in ended and the students dispersed.  WEMU's David Fair spoke to EMU media relations director Geoff Larcom about the protest.


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In light of another incident of racist graffiti found on the Eastern Michigan University campus, University officials are planning several public events to deal with the incidents. 


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Eastern Michigan University released new e-mails about the possible sale of its Kresge Environmental Center, also known as Fish Lake in Lapeer.


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Eastern Michigan University has extended its appeal response time to a Freedom of Information Act request regarding the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 

 


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An Eastern Michigan University alumnus has obtained legal representation after EMU refuses to provide information on the potential sale of its Kresge Environmental Center.

 


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Eastern Michigan University announced layoffs and other cuts to help balance its 2017 fiscal year budget


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The State of Michigan's 2017 fiscal year budget brings good news for one of Eastern Michigan University's projects.  


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Eastern Michigan University says some of its employees were among the millions of people affected by an IRS data breach back in February.  

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Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.

 


 

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 Eastern Michigan University is now recognized as a doctoral institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education rankings system. 

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