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KANSAS CITY, Mo.— Tuition might not be the most troubling concern for parents sending sons and daughters off to college.
A disturbing pattern of violent crime has erupted across the nation’s campuses – from Yale University, where a female graduate student was strangled, to the University of California at Los Angeles, where a chemistry student was stabbed repeatedly in a lab.
While saying campuses almost always are safer than their surrounding communities, Jonathan Kassa of Security On Campus Inc. acknowledged the headlines can create the opposite impression.
“This has been a very uniquely deadly and brutal first semester, so there is concern,” said Kassa, the executive director of the nonprofit organization, which seeks to reduce campus crime.
This month at Sacramento State University in California, a student was beaten to death in his dormitory by a bat-wielding roommate.
With winter fast approaching, many are becoming increasingly worried about the H1N1 Influenza. For the week of Oct. 19, Eastern Michigan University documented four new cases of influenza-like illnesses on campus.
The U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, staked some unflattering claims against schools of education during his speech on education reform last Thursday at the Teachers College at Columbia University in New York.
A handgun was allegedly stolen from a vehicle parked at the Convocation Center between 9:45 and 11:30 p.m.
Yesterday, approximately 20 student senators from the student government met to listen to the latest updates at Eastern Michigan University.
The Eastern Michigan University chapter of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is hosting a march in honor of Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old boy who was killed as a result of gang violence in September, and prevent the loss of more lives to violence.
The march is from 5-7 p.m.
Kay Givens McGowan, a lecturer in Eastern Michigan University’s sociology, anthropology and criminology departments, was inducted into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame on Wednesday in Lansing.
Eastern Michigan University’s Convocation Center will hold a mass H1N1 vaccination from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Students all over the state of Michigan may soon be able to carry concealed weapons on campus. Bill 5474, introduced by Wayne Schmidt, R-Traverse City, to the Michigan House of Representatives, would prohibit colleges from banning weapons on campus.
Eastern Michigan University hosted “Creationism is Not the (Only) Problem: Cognitive Constraints on Undergraduates’ Understanding of Evolution,” a symposium on how students’ religious beliefs affected their acceptance of evolution on Thursday.
A 41-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident was arrested Thursday for possessing child pornography.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant in the 4700 block of Munger Road at 7 p.m., where it was discovered the resident was in possession of “child pornography materials.”
Police said the suspect was arrested and transported to the Washtenaw County Jail, where he was arraigned Friday.
Two Ypsilanti teenagers were arrested by Ypsilanti police Sunday, after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from a downtown business.
According to a report released by the Ypsilanti Police Department, officers from the Michigan State Police, Eastern Michigan University Police and the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to help arrest the suspects, who had fled from Puffer Reds with shoes and clothing after triggering the store’s alarm system.
The report said three officers were on foot patrol in the area when they heard the alarm sound from the closed clothing store at 9:30 p.m.
“The suspects ran on foot and tried to hide in a wooded area near the Huron River,” the report said.
The 19-year-old Ypsilanti Township resident who escaped from custody last week was arrested in his home this morning.
WASHINGTON — It is a worrisome first: an American accused of going to Europe to plot a terrorist attack there.
Recent arrests in Chicago underscore a growing concern among Western officials about the threat posed by U.S.
WASHINGTON – The future of the Republican Party will be tested Tuesday in upstate New York.
A special election for an open seat in the U.S House of Representatives has turned into a high-profile proxy war over how the party should come back from the stinging losses of both the House and Senate in 2006 and the White House in 2008.
Will the GOP employ the same tactics the Democrats used in 2006 to win back power in both houses of Congress and pick centrist candidates to fit moderate districts?
SEATTLE — After years of hype, it looks as though the mass-produced, all-electric car is really on its way.
The Seattle area is poised to become one of the key markets for the initial wave of electric cars, in part because of plans to begin building a network of more than 2,000 charging stations throughout the region next year.
Funded by part of a $100 million federal Department of Energy economic-stimulus grant, the charging stations are to the electric car what the cellphone-tower network was to the cellphone.
Both the local millage proposal in Ypsilanti Township, and the county-wide millage proposal were rejected by voters Tuesday. Election results are according to preliminary numbers released by the Washtenaw County Clerk’s Office, which will not become official until approved by the Washtenaw County Board of Canvassers, which is expected by Monday.
The Michigan Promise Scholarship, a valuable scholarship for students who scored well on their Michigan Merit Exam, was eliminated Friday, Oct. 30. Cynthia Van Pelt, Eastern Michigan University’s Director of the Office of Financial Aid, was not surprised.
A burglary occurred in Phelps Hall on Tuesday between 4:25-7 a.m., resulting in the theft of two laptops, two iPods and a cell phone. One of the residents of the room awoke to see a male individual in his room wearing a white T-shirt but believed it was his roommate. Later, the resident found several items stolen.
WASHINGTON – Lost? Not sure how to get home? Trying to find your way through the mall or an airport?
Help is on the way, thanks to a stack of cells, or neurons, in your head.