Ypsi Votes: Hugo Mack says his experience in the defendant's chair makes him uniquely qualified to be Washtenaw County's lead prosecutor
How EMU’s campus might be changing in the fall: EMU Public Health Working Group details guidelines for returning to campus
In a virtual town hall for EMU employees, EMU’s Public Health Working Group revealed their recommendations for what campus operations should look like when in-person operations resume in the fall.
EMU Provost Rhonda Longworth said in a virtual town hall meeting on Tuesday, June 23, that EMU will not be altering the fall academic calendar, classes to start on August 31.
Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert facing criticism from community and leaders after racist comment at city council meeting
The mayor’s comment at Tuesday’s city council meeting was followed by intense criticism from other council members. Mayor Bashert has since apologized for the comment, saying her actions were racist and that she felt ashamed. Most recently, two council members called for Bashert’s resignation at a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Downtown Ypsilanti on Saturday, June 20.
Six weeks ago, Estermyer started a 'no questions asked' community pantry. What started out as a single table at the end of her driveway has expanded to six different tables filled with food, cleaning supplies, and toiletries for people in the community that are in need.
Sidetrack Bar and Grill is open for dine-in customers as of Monday, June 15, with new outdoor seating options, modified hours, and numerous coronavirus-related safety measures in place.
Sen. Irwin and Rep. Peterson testify on bill addressing police training and excessive force in Michigan
Sen. Jeff Irwin (D-Ann Arbor) and Rep. Ronnie Peterson (D-Ypsilanti) testified on Thursday in front of the Michigan House Judiciary Committee about their bill aimed at addressing police training and excessive force in Michigan. The bill requires that all police officers receive training on implicit bias and violence de-escalation techniques, as well as take a mental health screening, as a part of their initial training and certification.
In an interview with the Echo, Morgan said that he’s gotten mixed responses from the public, but that he thinks most people understood his message was a calm and rational request necessitated from concern for residents.
EMU collaborates with other Michigan universities to provide fiscal guidance to struggling local governments during the COVID-19 crisis
Local governments will soon be faced with difficult choices because of how their revenue sources are impacted by the coronavirus crisis. In a partnership with the University of Michigan’s CLOSUP, EMU and other Michigan universities are aiming to provide local governments with expert advice on how to navigate through the economic fallout of the coronavirus crisis.
EMU is in its fifth week of all-online classes and students and professors alike continue to adjust to this new educational setting. Take a look at what professors think about the transition during this difficult time.