Eastern Michigan University students launch job search website to fill roles at small businesses in the Ypsilanti and the Downriver community
Eastern Michigan University (EMU) student Collin Clem and recent EMU graduate Anthony Levesque have worked together to launch a website that works to help small businesses fill entry level positions. The website, Employee RoundUp, is aimed to help students and other individuals with limited skills fill positions in the Ypsilanti and Downriver areas.
Campus Area Crime Map: Ypsilanti Township apartment complex shooting leaves two dead on Thanksgiving night
The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a shooting that left two men dead at the Aspen Chase Apartments on the 3000 block of International Drive in Ypsilanti Township. No arrests have been made at this time. The case is still being investigated.
The campus area crime map is a report of criminal activity that has been reported in the Ypsilanti area as well as on the campus of Eastern Michigan University from Nov. 8 through Nov. 20.
Eastern Michigan University plans to re-open on August 31, following COVID-19 guidelines mandated at the local, state, and federal level. On August 7, the university released the “Safe Return to Campus Plan” in a campus update from the Office of the President. The 20 page document entails the University’s “phased return to campus” for both students and university employees.
Following public outcry regarding remarks made during a June 16 City Council meeting, former Ypsilanti Mayor Beth Bashert resigned. Her position was assumed by Mayor Pro Tempore Lois Richardson, but going forward Ypsilanti will not elect its own mayor by vote until 2022.
Ypsilanti community members hold a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, June 20; city council members in attendance ask mayor to resign
Ypsilanti community members heald a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, June 20. Close to 500 people, including Congresswoman Debbie Dingell and members of the Ypsilanti City Council gathered in downtown Ypsilanti to address police brutality and systemic racism. Two members of the Ypsilanti City Council, Nicole Brown and Annie Sommerville addressed recent racist remarks given by Ypsilanti mayor Beth Bashert during a Ypsilanti City Council meeting and called on her to resign.
Gallery: Anti-Trump and pro-Trump protestors gather outside the Ford plant in Ypsilanti during President Trump's Thursday visit
View photos from the protests that occurred during President Trump's visit to Ypsilanti on Thursday.
President Trump is expected to speak at the Ford Rawsonville Components Plant regarding Ford Motor Company's collaboration General Electric Healthcare in an effort to build 50,000 ventilators in 100 days. The visit comes as part of the president's nationwide tour to thank businesses who aided in the effort to produce personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical equipment in the effort against the COVID-19 pandemic.
EMU President James Smith released a report on Thursday, May 7, announcing the university’s plan to reopen this fall.
EMU to sell Owen Building to private buyer, sale to be finalized at April 23 Board of Regents meeting
The EMU Office of the President announced the move in an email to university students, faculty, and staff on April 22.