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Privatization hasn’t been spoken about much this year, at least in public. The administration,
going from Housing and Residence Life staff all the way up to the Board of Regents, don’t even use the
term. Instead, they prefer the term “partnership.” That way, they can ensure that students and faculty at
EMU know that our University isn’t just receiving student and taxpayer money to sell out to private
companies (they are) but that they are simply trying to balance our budget. That’s all.
The Eastern Michigan University Dean of Students, Ellen Gold, presented during the student affairs meeting of the Board of Regents on Thursday, Oct. 24. She provided to the audience the objectives and abilities of her department in assisting students through barriers. According to Gold, the bottom line of her office is to create a culture of care "which acts as a kind of mantra.” The office aims to help walk students through situations that may act as a barrier a students academic carrier or when they may ask themselves the question, according to Gold, of "What do I do?"
At the Financial and Investment Committee meeting on Friday, Oct. 25, Kevin Kucera, Vice President and Chief Enrollment Officer, provided an update on the results yielded from the Education First Opportunity Scholarship (EFOS) since it was put in place in the fall of 2012.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved a new academic program for a Bachelors of Science in Quantitative Economics at its regular meeting on Friday, Oct. 25. The program will commence in the next academic year of 2020.
Learn more about the actions taken at Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents meeting this past Friday.
“If teachers have a positive experience [with our program at EMU], they will share that information with their high school students.”
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents voted to allow President James Smith to finalize documents for a new Joint College of Engineering. The partnership would exist between EMU and China's Beibu Gulf University in the Guagxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of China.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents unanimously approved a three-year contract extension for President James Smith at their October meeting.
This story was originally published on Oct. 29. Last updated on Dec. 14 at 9:46 p.m.
Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents discussed the upcoming opening of the new IHA Health Center @ EMU at their October meeting. The new health center is a collaboration between the university, St. Joseph Mercy Health System and IHA.
The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents recognized the men's golf team for earning their third title in franchise history. The Eagles set a school record with the lowest scoring average for a four-player team.
Randomly selected students, faculty and staff at Eastern Michigan University have been invited to participate in an online survey about EMU’s campus climate.
Marygrove College in Detroit will permanently cease to offer courses to current students as well cease admissions after the fall 2019 semester. Students at the Detroit college, which now only offers courses at the graduate level, will be able to complete their degrees at Eastern Michigan University.
Wesley Howell, director of EMU's Rec/IM department, said goodbye to Eastern Michigan University - and Michigan - at the beginning of the fall semester. After serving the students of EMU for over a year, Howell said he was excited but saddened to announce his acceptance of a position in the recreational facilities at the distinguished Stanford University near Palo Alto, California.
Eastern Michigan University, along with fellow Washtenaw County schools teamed up to host the fifth annual “Bright Futures” event on August 20. The event was held at Washtenaw Community College in the liberal arts building.
Phase one of the $16 million renovation to the REC/IM will not be open in time for the start of the fall 2019 semester as originally expected. A delay in receiving materials is the cause for the hold up.
One hundred forty-two Eastern Michigan University employees are set to retire from the university within the next year.
Eastern Michigan University has been awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ford Motor Company through its highly competitive Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3).
Most students are prepared to face the expected stresses of college such as staying up late to study for exams or doing copious amounts of homework. However, some students have additional worries on their plate. With college tuition on the rise across the country, reports of food and housing insecurity among college students are on the rise, too.
At the June 13 Board of Regents meeting, 28 Eastern Michigan University faculty research projects were approved.These projects, called sabbatical leave projects, would not only benefit the Ypsilanti community, but people all around the globe.