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Credit hours see increase of 2.7 percent

(09/26/10 11:39pm)

Enrollment and retention rates have increased at Eastern Michigan University according to recently released figures. Student credit hours increased 2.7 percent, but it’s less than the goal the university had set for this fiscal year’s budget of 3.4 percent. Some students are wondering how this will affect them. “It definitely seems like there are more people on campus, especially when it comes to parking,” Lindsay Rubin said.

Tower Inn 2nd in Detroit Greek

(09/29/10 8:54pm)

The Tower Inn, at 701 West Cross St. in Ypsilanti, came in second place in WDIV’s “Vote 4 the Best” competition among Greek-themed restaurants in the Metro Detroit area. The eatery was first nominated for the competition in 1998, when it also finished second. The restaurant and bar, which is situated right across from campus near College Place, finished behind Kalamata in Troy. Altogether there were 14 nominees, including six from Downtown Detroit’s Greektown district on Lafayette Boulevard. Dishes like spinach cheese triangles, saganaki, pastitsio, chicken kabobs, fatoush salad and Greek pitas helped cement Tower Inn’s running in this year’s contest. Rois Savvides, who owns the eatery with his wife Nathalie, credited big voting turnouts from Eastern Michigan University students, staff, faculty and alumni to help them secure second place. “It’s bragging rights, and we have everyone at the university to thank in helping get us our votes,” Savvides said. The owner plans to return the favor. Savvides, known to staff and customers alike as simply Rois, pronounced like Royce, said he plans to hand out 15 percent discount cards to anyone who attended Wednesday’s homecoming “United We Shop” event.

Obama holds press conference with college journalists Monday

(09/29/10 8:58pm)

During a conference call with college journalists Monday, President Barack Obama discussed several ways his administration plans to strengthen the nation’s higher education system and how important the upcoming November elections are. President Obama said the United States has “fallen behind” in comparison to other nations around the world and changes must be made.

Police Blotter

(10/10/10 6:45pm)

Oct. 6 On Oakwood Street, a subject was arrested on an EMU bench warrant for a traffic offense at 6:04 p.m. An unattended laptop was stolen from Strong Hall at 8:41 p.m. Residents in Sellers Hall, were cited for disturbing the peace after having a verbal altercation at 3:25 p.m. Deputies assigned to Ypsilanti Township discovered a larce ny took place in the 100 block of Stevens Drive.