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White House outlines plans for gun control

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President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden held a press conference at the White House Wednesday to outline the administration’s plan for gun control changes in response to the Dec. 14, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.

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EMU professor charged with killing wife A part-time Eastern Michigan University mathematics teacher was arraigned Sunday for the death of his wife.

Governor Snyder signs Erin’s Law, other bills into law

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder recently signed 30 new bills into law.
One of the bills signed was Erin’s Law, sponsored by state Senators John Proos, Rebekah Warren and Judy Emmons, which allows schools to create programs educating children, staff and families on sexual abuse of children.

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*No new information released
on Niswender death* As investigation into the death of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender continues, the Ypsilanti police have no new information to release to the public.

Teachers’ federation, EMU agree on new 4-year deal

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Eastern Michigan University and the EMU Federation of Teachers, which represents approximately 100 full-time lecturers, have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, according to a Dec. 26 release from the university.

‘Cliff’ averted; debt ceiling talks to come

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After months of tense negotiations, the U.S. House and Senate approved legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff on Tuesday. President Barack Obama signed the bill into law on Wednesday.

EMU 2012 commencement

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Approximately 2,000 Eastern Michigan University students were awarded degrees at the graduation ceremony at EMU’s Convocation Center on Sunday.

EMU gathers for candlelight vigil in memory of Julia Niswender

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A candlelight vigil was held for Julia Niswender Friday night on Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

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EMU faculty member death Mark Gallup, 51, a lecturer in Eastern Michigan University’s communication, media and theatre arts program, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday. Gallup is survived by his wife of 23 years, Maria Showich-Gallup.

Student Government works on programs

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With the fall semester wrapping up, Student Government is working on several initiatives to improve the student experience at Eastern Michigan University. Student Body President Mathew Norfleet recently gave an update on several programs his administration is developing.

EMU increases safety precautions following student death

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As the investigation into the death of Julia Niswender continues, Eastern Michigan University has put new precautions in place to ensure the safety of students.

Vigil to be held at EMU for Julia Niswender

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Eastern Michigan University students and friends of Julia Niswender have organized a candlelight vigil in her memory Friday at 8:30 p.m.

Grief counseling available on campus following student's death

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In the wake of Eastern Michigan University student Julia Niswender’s death Tuesday night, the university is reminding students that counseling is available to help deal with emotions following the tragedy.

Francine Parker named new chair of Regents

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Francine Parker has been named the new chairwoman of the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents. Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm appointed Parker to the board in January 2007.

Eastern considers rebates on tuition

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In an effort to encourage improved graduation rates, Eastern Michigan University’s student government is supporting a new tuition rebate incentive. The program, conceived by Student Body President Matthew Norfleet and Vice President Desmond Miller, will award students who meet the necessary requirements a rebate of any tuition increases over the course of their college career.

Regents talk student success, mental health

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents met Thursday in Welch Hall to discuss several issues, including the establishment of student success metrics, the university’s new physician’s assistant program and mental health awareness on campus.

Gov. Snyder proposes trail

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In a major environmental address Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder proposed a 599 mile hiking and biking trail from Belle Isle in Detroit to the Wisconsin border in the Upper Peninsula.

Club Halle offers relaxation, relief

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Eastern Michigan University’s Student Government kicked off the annual Club Halle Sunday with free food and a massage therapist available to those in attendance.

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Prosecutor for accused I-96 shooter announced Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, Ingham County Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings, Livingston County Prosecutor David Morse and Shiawassee County Prosecutor Randy Colbry announced Nov. 27 that the Attorney General’s Criminal Division will lead the prosecution of Raulie Casteel for crimes allegedly committed in the three counties.

EMU Board of Regents adds two members

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointments of Mary Treder Lang and James “Jim” Webb to the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents on Tuesday. Treder Lang and Webb will replace current board Chairman Roy Wilbanks and immediate past Chairman Tom Sidlik, whose eight-year terms expire at the end of 2012.

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Tidwell announced as new EMU College of Business Dean

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It has been announced that Michael Tidwell, dean of the College of Business at Bloomsburg University in Pennsylvania, has been named the new dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University. The current dean, David Mielke, will be stepping down in July after eight years in the position.

EMU suspends use of GradesFirst after inaccurate dismissal emails

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Eastern Michigan University has suspended its relationship with GradesFirst, the company responsible for the mistaken dismissal emails sent to some students earlier this month. The university will also be reassessing their contract with the company as well as reviewing other third-party agreements to see which, if any, services will be retained.

New Safety Precautions at EMU

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As the investigation into the death of Julia Niswender continues, Eastern Michigan University has put new precautions in place to ensure the safety of students.

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