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Eastern Michigan University is offering a new undergraduate degree in public health. The degree has two paths, one for health administration and the other for community health. The new degree is in response to the American Public Health Association’s estimates that current vacancy rates for health care professionals in some states are as high as 20 percent.

Jonathan Sarna, chief historian of the National Museum of American Jewish History, will speak at EMU on September 16. Sarna has written or co-edited over thirty books and is considered one of America’s foremost authorities of American Jewish History according to EMU English Professor and director of Jewish Studies Martin Shichtman. For more information contact Dr. Shichtman at 734-487-0978.

TheRide has started to implement new public transportation routes, which will help the EMU community. New services include:

Later weekday and weekend services

Saturday morning service on Washtenaw Avenue’s Route 4 will now be every 30 minutes

Route 20-Ypsilanti Grove-Ecorse will be offered on Saturdays

Route 12B will have an additional trip leaving Blake Transit Center in Ann Arbor at 6:03 p.m.

Route 3-Huron River will now service the city of Ypsilanti, EMU and Washtenaw Community College

Route 46 has been created to connect downtown Ypsilanti with the Ford Lake community in Ypsilanti township.

Disability service provided by ARide to seniors and people with disabilities will have expanded hours and services

NightRide Service has been expanded by one hour on weekdays and Saturdays

Former U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary and EMU alumnus Rodney Slater will host a forum at McKenny Hall on August 30. The forum will consist of a two panel discussion with major transportation leaders in the field. Forum one will be from 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and forum two will be from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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