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Local hip-hop artist releases debut album

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After 5 years in the making, Ann Arbor native Harlin Newcomb, 35, will be celebrating the release of his freshman studio album, “Ground Zero,” Jan. 25 at The Blind Pig, located at 208 S. First St. in downtown Ann Arbor. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and cover is $7 for 21 and up and $10 for 18-20. Newcomb and local rappers Nickie P., Bedroxx and Tru Klassick will be performing, along with DJ Chill Will from Tampa, Fla.

Violin Monster celebrates his 493 birthday

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Corner Brewery, located at 720 Norris St. in Ypsilanti, will be hosting the Violin Monster’s 493rd Birthday Bash on Thursday from 6 p.m. to midnight.

BBQueer event kickoff

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Eastern Michigan University’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center held its fourth annual BBQueer event Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. outside Bob’s Lakehouse on the north side of campus.

EMU Student Government changes mind on exhibit

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In a roundabout way, Eastern Michigan University Student Government reversed its decision to not fund the Genocide Awareness Project, a traveling exhibit that compares abortion to genocide through graphic photos of genocide victims placed side-by-side with images of abused children and aborted babies.

EMU Provost Schatzel also named executive vice president of Academic and Student Affairs

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Eastern Michigan University President Susan Martin announced that EMU Provost Kim Schatzel has been named executive vice president of the university’s Division of Academic and Student Affairs, on Tuesday during the normally scheduled Board of Regents meeting.

EMU holds teacher job fair

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Eastern Michigan University will host one of the state’s largest teacher job fairs Wednesday at the EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt in Ypsilanti, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Government launches programs to help loan debt

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In an effort to help graduating students better understand their loan debt and stay on track for repayment, the U.S. Department of Education launched two new features on its StudentLoans.gov website: A complete counseling webpage and a new repayment estimator that lets borrowers compare what their monthly payment amounts would likely be across the seven repayment plan options.

Kiwanis Club to host Pancake Breakfast

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The Kiwanis Club of Ypsilanti will host its annual Pancake Breakfast Saturday at the First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti, located at 209 Washtenaw Ave., to raise funds for The Eliminate Project campaign.

EMU goddess Diana has difficult past

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March 18 marks the 28th anniversary of the first theft of Eastern Michigan University’s life-size bronze statue of the Roman goddess Diana, located on a pedestal in the courtyard outside of Ford Hall.

Details of Norfleet impeachment scarce

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Eastern Michigan University Student Government Speaker of the Senate, Leo Cartier, introduced a resolution to the Senate to impeach Student Body President Matthew Norfleet Jan. 29, and less than a week later Cartier withdrew the resolution.

Schatzel appointed to three-year term on board of directors

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Eastern Michigan University Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs Kim Schatzel has been appointed to a three-year term on the board of directors for the Health Alliance Plan of Michigan by the Henry Ford Health System’s board of trustees.

Norfleet to update students

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Eastern Michigan University Student Body President Matthew Norfleet will be giving the State of the Student Body Address Monday, Feb. 11 in Ballroom B of the Student Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m., during which he will be discussing Student Government’s priorities, initiatives and achievements for the 2012-13 academic year.

Norfleet to address students

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Eastern Michigan University Student Body President Matthew Norfleet will be giving the State of the Student Body Address on Monday in Ballroom B of the Student Center from 5:30-6:30 p.m., during which he will discuss Student Government’s priorities, initiatives and achievements for the 2012-13 academic year.

Resolution to impeach Norfleet withdrawn

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Eastern Michigan University Student Government Speaker of the Senate, Leo Cartier, brought a resolution to the Senate floor Jan. 29 calling for the impeachment of Student Body President Matthew Norfleet.

Niswender death confirmed as homicide

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The Washtenaw County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed Jan. 29 the death of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender was a homicide, but the nearly seven-week wait for the toxicology results yielded no conclusive information, the Ypsilanti Police Department said.

The Blind Pig will host dual-release party

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The Blind Pig, located at 208 S. First St. in downtown Ann Arbor, is hosting a dual CD release party Saturday for two southeast Michigan emcees, who will be performing their new albums in their entirety. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and cover is $7 for ages 21 and up and $10 for ages 18-20.

Ypsilanti man apprehended for alleged attempted murder of girlfriend

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The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Ypsilanti Township resident Michael Joshua Glenn in Detroit Jan. 11 in connection to the attempted murder of his girlfriend.

Niswender cause of death still unknown

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The Ypsilanti Police Department released additional information late Thursday afternoon regarding its continuing investigation into the suspicious death of 23-year-old Eastern Michigan University student Julia Catherine Niswender.

Ypsilanti man sought for attempted murder of girlfriend

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The Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety sent out a campus notification Nov. 28 asking EMU students to be on the lookout for Michael Joshua Glenn in connection to an attempted murder, which took place Tuesday evening in the 2300 block of McKinley Road near Hewitt and Packard roads in Ypsilanti Township.

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA promotes ‘Iron Fists’

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Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known as RZA of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan, performed at The Shelter in Detroit’s St.

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Main Student Center parking lot closing August 16-18

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Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be closing the main Student Center parking lot August 16-18 for sealing and striping; PPD’s Buildings and Grounds Director Dieter Otto said the lot will reopen August 19, as long as weather conditions permit the work to be completed.

Parked vehicle near Pierce Hall destroyed by fire

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A dark gray four-wheel drive pickup truck caught fire on College Place, between West Cross Street and West Forest Avenue, near Eastern Michigan University’s Pierce Hall August 7 at 1:30 p.m.

Additional temporary closings of EMU parking lots

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Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be temporary closing several campus parking lots, for sealing and striping, every week from now until the end of August.

EMU UAW 1975 contract negotiations update

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Eastern Michigan University continued negotiations with its clerical staff union UAW 1975 on July 30, but the two parties were not able to come to an agreement during the meeting.

Additional temporary closings of EMU parking lots

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Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be temporary closing several campus parking lots, for sealing and striping, every week from now until the end of August.

Currently the paid McKenny and Hoyt parking lots will be closed through Friday, August 3. Students who live in the Village Residence halls and normally use the Hoyt Parking Lot can park in Green Lot 2.

EMU campus road closing July 27

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The Ypsilanti Fire Department will be conducting ladder truck training on the connector road in front of Best Hall, between St. John Street and East Circle Drive, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

EMU Board of Regents approve new DPS contract

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Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents unanimously approved its new four-year contract agreement with the EMU chapter of the Police Officers Association of Michigan, during a special meeting of the board July 24.

Temporary closing of several EMU parking lots

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Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant Division announced they will be temporary closing several campus parking lots, for sealing and striping, every week from now until the end of August.

Corrections:

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The article “Rally supports faculty contract negotiations,” in the June 12 edition of The Eastern Echo, failed to mention the rally took place on June 5 and Anita Amrhein’s name was misspelled as “Amhreim.” Amrhein also said she was misquoted as saying, “Bargaining has been fair and in good faith,” when it should have read, “We are currently bargaining in good faith.”

Vacant office fire in Ypsilanti

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A fire broke out in a vacant office suite in the Washtenaw Office Plaza, located at the corner of Washtenaw Avenue and Bellevue Street, in Ypsilanti around 8:30 p.m.

Suspect in felonious assault arrested

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The Eastern Michigan University Police Department have arrested the suspect involved in the April 17 felonious domestic assault on an EMU student at Westview Apartments, located off Huron River Drive.

Attempted unarmed robbery occurs off campus

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Ypsilanti Police reported an Eastern Michigan University student, who is an Open Carry advocate and had his handgun in a holster, was the victim of an attempted unarmed robbery at approximately 9:15 a.m today, off campus in the 300 block of Pearl Street.

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