Liz Hornyak: On today’s episode, Governor Whitmer has announced K-12 schools will remain closed for the rest of the school year. EMU is supporting medical professionals that work for IHA and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsilanti and Ann Arbor by allowing them to stay in the Village Apartments. Campus Life has come up with a financial program to reimburse student organizations who have spent money on events that are postponed or cancelled due to Eastern’s closure. I’m your host Liz Hornyak and this is the Eastern Echo Podcast.
EMU has announced that health professionals who work at the on-campus IHA Health Center and those who work at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ypsi and Ann Arbor will temporarily be allowed to live in the Village Apartments. This will allow workers to self quarantine and still be close to work. These health professionals will only occupy one building in the on-campus complex and will not be sharing a building with any EMU students.
Students with an outstanding balance for the Winter 2020 semester should know that the university is increasing the outstanding balance limit from $200 to $500. In other words, students will be allowed to register for Summer and Fall 2020 classes if they have a balance of $500 or less. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Campus Life has come up with a financial program to help reimburse student organizations who have spent money on events that have gotten cancelled due to Eastern’s closure. To see if your organization is eligible for the Financial Loss Recovery Grant, visit http://tiny.emich.edu/studentorgFLR. Applications for this program are due April 10th. Students orgs should also note that the application for a physical office space in the Student Center opens on April 13.
Governor Whitmer announced on Thursday that all K-12 schools must remain closed for the remainder of the school year. Teachers will continue to be paid during this time. Standardized tests will be canceled, and 2020 seniors will still be able to graduate. School districts have free reign to come up with a curriculum for their students but are required to have learning programs situated by April 28. Families should continue to turn to their respective school districts for updates.
That’s all for news this week. Our featured artist today is Jordan Blanchard with his song “Let’s Pretend There’s a Moon.” You can check out more of his work on his Facebook page linked on our website. Thanks for listening, and we’ll be back next week with an updated report. This has been the Eastern Echo Podcast and this is Liz Hornyak, signing off.
Host: Liz Hornyak
Script: Jasmine Boyd
Producer: Ronia Cabansag
Music: “Let’s Pretend There’s a Moon” by Jordan Blanchard