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Budget Cuts And Health Safety Among EMU's Immediate And Longer Term Concerns

James Smith
Eastern Michigan University
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emich.edu

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. 

RESOURCES:

EMU Office of the President

EMU Coronavirus Site

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— David Fair is the WEMU News Director and host of Morning Edition on WEMU.  You can contact David at 734.487.3363, on twitter @DavidFairWEMU, or email him at dfair@emich.edu

Nearly three-quarters of David Fair’s 20+ years in radio has been at WEMU. Since 1994, he has been on the air at 5am each weekday on 89.1 FM as the local host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Over the years, Fair has had the opportunity to interview nationally and internationally known politicians, activists and celebrities. But he feels the most important features and interviews have been with those who live and work here at home. He believes his professional passions and desires fit perfectly into WEMU’s commitment to serving a local audience.
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