The number of COVID-19 cases on campus have jumped from 10 cases to 50 as the state of Michigan has identified EMU’s campus as the site of an ongoing outbreak. Ten of the 108 beds reserved at EMU for quarantine or isolation are currently in use. Along with other precautions, Thanksgiving break has been extended to include Monday, Nov. 23, and Tuesday, Nov. 24, giving students a full week of break.
The Washtenaw County Health Department released a stay-in-place order for undergraduates attending University of Michigan in Ann Arbor due to a sharp increase of COVID-19 cases on campus. The order, as of Tuesday, Oct. 20, will last two weeks.
After Student Government elections were postponed last spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, students will finally get to cast their vote via their my.emich page from Sept. 30 at 8:00 a.m. until Oct. 1 at 8:00 p.m.
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.