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.
EMU Professor Marilyn Horace-Moore passes away from the COVID-19 virus. Horace-Moore’s roles at EMU included lecturer I of courses in both criminology and sociology, internship coordinator as well as undergraduate criminology and criminal justice advisor for the criminology and criminal justice program. Horace-Moore was a veteran of the City of Ypsilanti Police Department.
Eastern Michigan University CAPS shifts to virtual appointments as IHA shifts operations to off campus locations, campus pharmacy changes hours
The university’s Campus Medical Pharmacy hours of operation, effective Monday, April 6. are now from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. on weekends. The IHA Health Center @ EMU has temporarily closed and moved its operations to its Towsley Park Primary Care location as well as its Arbor Park Primary Care location. IHA is asking any of its patients who are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms to visit its COVID-19 resource page and to complete the free online COVID-19 screening.
The mayor addressed the council regarding the COVID-19 outbreak, describing the situation as “unprecedented.” The mayor told members,“Whatever decisions we make, and whatever choices we make are all going to be with the health and the safety of our community at the heart of it all.”