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EMU names new financial boss

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Michael Valdes has been named the new Chief Financial Officer for Eastern Michigan University pending approval of the Board of Regents. Valdes replaces John Lumm who had served as EMU’s CFO since 2008. The CFO’s primary responsibility is to provide budget management, monitor liquidity positions, exercise executive control over University budgets and safeguard all asset of the University.

Ypsilanti Officials Work for a Safer Community

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Washtenaw County officials will formally cooperate to provide a safer Ypsilanti community with the announcement of the Eastern Washtenaw Safety Alliance (EWSA), the parties announced Tuesday. According to Eastern Michigan University’s website, EWSA is a coalition of top area officials and law enforcement leaders spearheaded by State Rep.

BrotherHOOD creates sense of community

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The program’s “barbershop” events have turned out to one of the most successful facets of the initiative. These events are aimed at creating a sense of community among men of color on campus and provide them with a support network at EMU.

Police Blotter

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June 5 Officers tried to stop a suspect who was trespassing on campus at Pierce Hall at 5:40 p.m.

Leigh Greden Leaves EMU for Washington D.C.

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Leigh Greden, Eastern Michigan University’s vice president of government and community and community relations, will retire from EMU and become Congressman John Dingell’s chief of staff, EMU President Susan Martin said at Tuesday’s Board of Regents meeting.

EMU Raises Student Tuition and Fees

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Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents passed a 3.2 percent increase in tuition and fees on Tuesday.

Board of Regents briefs for June 10

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Board of Regents briefs for June 10 Board of Regents approves FY2015 Budget The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents approved Tuesday a $301.9 million general fund operating expenditure budget.

Police Blotter

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May 29 Police arrested a woman near Oakwood Street at 5:35 a.m. for a bench warrant issued for failure to comply with the Court’s request in a 1998 case. Officers were called to the Lobby Shop in the Student Center at 11:16 a.m.

Convocation Center Security Guard Busted for Larceny

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Convocation Center Security Guard Busted for Larceny

University begins search for new CFO

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Eastern Michigan University is shopping for a new Chief Financial Officer. Its current CFO, John Lumm, has informed the University he plans to retire at the end of August.

‘Angola Horror’ lecture examines the value of failure

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By examining horrors from the past, Eastern Michigan University technology students try to use their education to prevent similar mistakes from happening in the future. To aid them in this process, Charity Vogel, staff reporter at The Buffalo News and author of “The Angola Horror: The Train Wreck that Transformed American Railroads,” spoke to EMU students Wednesday night in the Student Center.

News Briefs

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EMU’s ECA ranked sixth in the state The Early College Alliance at Eastern Michigan University is ranked sixth in the state for Michigan Merit Exam reading and mathematics scores, according to the web site schooldigger.com.

Police Blotter

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May 21 A student reported that his or her iPhone was stolen from the Olds Robb Student Recreation building at 3:36 p.m.

News Briefs

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Water main breaks Wednesday morning, contractors working on a six-inch water pipe supplying water to Warner Gymnasium, accidently caused the pipe to burst, flooding the ground floor level of the building.

Police Blotter

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May 15 Officers performing a traffic stop near Huron River Drive and Leforge Street at 1:27 a.m. arrested a suspect on outstanding warrants.

EMU Department of Special Education celebrates 100th Anniversary

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In 1914, Charles Berry organized a program to train teachers to work with students with disabilities at Eastern Michigan University. It was the first of its kind, making EMU’s Department of Special Education the oldest in the country and one of the most comprehensive in the nation.

Police Blotter

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May 9 Officers spotted a man walking with an open beer can near Washington Street and Pearl Street at 8:57 p.m.

Washtenaw County Police honor fallen officers

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The heavy rain, which soaked through the dress blue uniforms of Washtenaw County Police Officers, began to slow as the shrill call of Herm Steinman’s bagpipes cut into the morning air Thursday. The officers stood at attention, lining Ballard Street in front of Memorial Park in downtown Ypsilanti, holding a silent vigil. Every year the scene repeats itself, every year a bell tolls for the names of men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Police Blotter

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May 2 Officers were sent to Putnam Residence Hall at 12:33 a.m. to respond to the odor of marijuana emanating from a student’s room.

Judge denies emergency injunction at lawsuit hearing

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Washtenaw County Circuit Court Judge, Donald E. Shelton, denied the request for a temporary restraining order to set aside Eastern Michigan University Student Government’s decision to ratify the 2014 student government election results.

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