Ypsilanti police arrested 23-year-old Dustyn Michael Durbin on July 29, after being accused of multiple sexual assaults since his enrollment at EMU in the fall of 2014.
Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI 12) announced on Monday, July 27, via press release, that the Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) and the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development received combined federal grants of over $490,000 provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The YDL received a total of $249,788, which will be used to enhance the library’s youth literacy text messaging service, Text and Learn for Kindergarten (TALK).
A fire was believed to be set intentionally at Ford Early Learning Center, an Ypsilanti-area pre-school and kindergarten, on July 15. An estimated $300,000 in damages was done to the building itself. An additional $200,000 in damages to books and other materials occurred during the three-hour ordeal, officials said.
Eastern Michigan University’s international students spoke with the Echo about the recent Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policy that strips international student of their visas if their coursework is fully online. EMU is among almost 60 U.S. universities to file a court brief supporting Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in a case the colleges brought in opposition to the new visa rules.
On June 26, The Washtenaw County Board of Health passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis that “harms, kills and prevents individuals and communities from living healthy lives.”
Eastern Michigan University regents approve tuition increase for the 2020-2021 school year, nursing program moved online
Tuition fees for Eastern Michigan University students will increase for the 2020-21 school year with a 4.9% increase for graduate and doctoral students and a 2.9% increase for undergraduate students.
As EMU hopes and plans to resume on-campus operations in the fall, the University is continuously developing strategies and protocols to do so. The Echo compiled what we know so far about on-campus operations in the fall.