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The Mid-American Conference Council of Presidents announced Friday afternoon that they plan to resume the fall football season in early November.

WEMU's Lisa Barry has details.


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The start of Eastern Michigan University's fall semester has been most unusual due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Initially, most classes were conducted online, but, starting today, additional courses will be done in person.  EMU President Dr.  James Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss education at EMU during a pandemic. 


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Back to school plans continue to evolve due to our global health crisis with Eastern Michigan University making some last minute changes for the fall semester announced Monday, August 24th.

WEMU's Lisa Barry talked with EMU president Dr. James Smith, who details the changes and the impact on students and faculty.


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Classes begin at Eastern Michigan University on August 31st.  Because of COVID-19, it will be a different kind of campus experience.  EMU president Dr. James Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to highlight the plan and discuss the challenges of providing an education during a pandemic. 


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

Eastern Michigan University released information regarding its planning process for the Fall 2020 semester.  


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At the start of 2020, Eastern Michigan University was financially well-positioned.  The coronavirus outbreak has turned that upside down, forcing pay cuts and evaluation of everything, from construction projects to class size and configuration.  EMU President Dr. James Smith joined WEMU's David Fair to discuss uncertainty on campus and in higher education. 


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


Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents has given the green light to sell the building that currently houses the College of Business


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Eastern Michigan University announced its first confirmed case of a student with the coronavirus.


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The coronavirus pandemic has forced significant changes in higher education instruction and campus operations.  Eastern Michigan University president Dr. James Smith joined WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on the daily changes impacting the manner in which the school is run and the impacts it's having on students, faculty, and staff. 


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Several universities in Michigan, including the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University, are cancelling in-person classes due to concerns about the Coronavirus with plans to teach them online beginning Monday, March 16th.

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Eastern Michigan University officials say they are continuing to monitor the impact of the coronavirus on the university community.  89.1 WEMU’s Lisa Barry has details.
 


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Eastern Michigan University will now offer a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.  Eastern's Board of Regents approved the new academic program Thursday during a regularly scheduled meeting.  University President James Smith says it's a field that's in high demand in Michigan.


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Eastern Michigan University hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. Day luncheon Monday on campus.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.


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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.
 


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


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Eastern Michigan University President James Smith delivered his second State of the University address on Tuesday.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.


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Budget and student enrollment are among the topics that are expected to be discussed during Eastern Michigan University's State of the University Address on Tuesday.  EMU spokesperson Geoff Larcom says members of the public are encouraged to attend President James Smith's address that will start at 4pm at the Student Center Auditorium. 


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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.


Dr. James Smith, President of Eastern Michigan University, speaks with Patrick Campion about the new school year, new buildings and projects in and around campus, and what students will see and hear as they come back to EMU or come to EMU for the first time.


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Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Community Schools, and Washtenaw County have joined forces for an education initiative.  The program was announced Saturday morning.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.
 


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Improving student enrollment was a main topic of discussion Thursday afternoon during an Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.
 


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Teachers are an essential part of a child's development.  This week, the country takes time to recognize their contributions to today's youth.  WEMU's Patrick Campion and Eastern Michigan University president Dr. James Smith talk about what this special week means to the University in this edition of "Focus on EMU."


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Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents approved a contract extension Tuesday afternoon with The American Association of University Professors, also known as the EMU AAUP.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan has the story.
 


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The third and final construction phase of Eastern Michigan University's science complex has been completed, and a dedication ceremony was held Thursday afternoon.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended and has the story.  
 


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As part of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, dozens of universities are showcasing special projects.  Among them is Eastern Michigan University.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan attended the show during the press preview days and has the story.
 


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Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents met Friday afternoon and gave the green light to move forward with a $16 million renovation project for its REC-IM building

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Eastern Michigan University held a Board of Regents meeting Thursday afternoon where members of the public continued to ask the board to reinstate four sports programs they eliminated this year.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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After more than two years on the job, Eastern Michigan University President James Smith gave his first State of the University address on Monday afternoon.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the details.


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