Last week, Eastern Michigan University announced that move-in for on-campus housing would be delayed by three weeks, until Sept. 17. The Monday morning announcement was criticized by some students and parents for it’s last-minute nature, which caught many students and university staff off-guard.
In an email to students Monday morning, EMU President James Smith said that over a 72-hour period, the university made the decision to postpone move-in, following their assessment of other university reopenings across the country.
Savit racked up votes in the urban centers of the county, Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti. He won many precincts around UM and EMU by a 35%+ margin. His strong performance in urban areas was complemented with an even showing in most rural parts of the county
Ypsi Votes: Sheriff Jerry Clayton seeks fourth term focusing on mental health and diversion programs
Sheriff Jerry Clayton is seeking his fourth term as the top law enforcement official in Washtenaw County. He was first elected in 2008 and had previously served for 20 years in various positions within the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department, including as a corrections officer, a deputy sheriff, and command officer. He also served as the Washtenaw County Jail administrator.
Dingell has prided herself on being able to deliver results for her constituents, and she is betting it is this effective delivery that will earn her a fourth term.
Ypsi Votes: 28-year-old medical student and self-described progressive Solomon Rajput running to unseat Congresswoman Debbie Dingell
Rajput’s campaign is taking a unique approach to running a political campaign, turning to an "army of young people" to focus on one-on-one engagement with voters. At just 28 years old, Rajput is actually one of the oldest people on the campaign.
The City of Ypsilanti announced on Thursday that it would be suspending all parking meter payments in the city due to the national coin shortage. All metered parking in the city will be free, but the posted time limits will still be enforced, according to a statement released by the City.
Ypsi Votes: Ken Magee focuses on public trust and tackling the opioid crisis in bid for Washtenaw Sheriff
Ken Magee has spent almost 30 years in law enforcement including as a police officer, chief of police, and as a federal agent for the Drug Enforcement Administration. Now, he seeks to unseat incumbent Washtenaw Sheriff Jerry Clayton.
Ypsi Votes: Michael White and Karen Lovejoy Roe's differing priorities in Board of Commissioners race
Karen Lovejoy Roe and Michael White are running in the Democratic primary for the Washtenaw County Board of Commissioners, District 5. This is the second of two articles featuring the candidates from the 5th district. Check out our coverage of the other two candidates, Denise Kirchoff and Justin Hodge.
UPDATE: EMU responds to concerns over online course fees after students organize petition and protest
Students at EMU have started a petition and planned a protest in opposition to the university's online course fees. The petition is directed towards EMU President James Smith and the Board of Regents and has 1,200 signatures as of Saturday night. The fee for an online course is set at $80 per credit hour.