Before the trial went underway, Pratt took a plea deal, and confessed to second-degree murder, according to Judge Shelton’s office. All other crimes against Pratt will be dropped upon sentencing. The plea deal terms include a prison term of 18 to 30 years. Pratt also agreed to testify against his co-defendant, 21-year-old Thomas.
Criminal justice majors at Eastern Michigan University will now have more options than ever in getting their degrees.
Commercial airliner ExpressJet Airlines struck a deal with Eastern Michigan University’s Eagle Flight Center July 17 to form a new AP3 pilot program.
Ed Thomas was found not guilty in the murder of Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed on Monday.
The final arguments for the trial of Ed Thomas in the murder of EMU wide receiver Demarius Reed started at 8:30, Monday. Thomas is accused of felony murder or assisting in murder, as well as armed robbery. Nimish Gantra, assistant prosecuting attorney for Washtenaw County began the closing arguments.
The second day of the trial of Detroit-native Ed Jemeal Thomas for the murder of Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed started at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
The trial of Ed Jemeal Thomas for the murder of Eastern Michigan University wide receiver Demarius Reed began Wednesday
Jury selection for Ed Jameal Thomas’ trial began Monday for the murder of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.
The case of murdered Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed took a new twist Friday morning when one of the accused men, Kristopher Pratt, 20 of Detroit, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.
The Ypsilanti Police Department is investigating a report of a criminal sexual assault case that happened at around 11 PM, Tuesday, June 24th. According to a timely warning sent by Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Public Safety, the victim was a male and not a student at EMU.
The Water Street redevelopment project was intended to expand downtown Ypsilanti east of the river; however, the 38-acre property is not developing.
Contract negotiations underway The Dining, Trades, Custodial and Grounds departments are in the process of negotiating with the university over new contracts set to expire in July.
The College of Business will begin a new master’s of science degree program in taxation in the fall. The Board of Regents approved the degree program on June 10.
The pretrial hearing for Ed Jameal Thomas and Kristopher Pratt was held in court room 9 of the Washtenaw County courthouse June 2, with the Honorable Donald E. Shelton presiding.
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.
According to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, the U.S. has accrued $1.2 trillion in student loan debt. While Eastern Michigan University has no way of determining exactly how much its current and former students owe, EMU’s students received $247,716,323 in aid from the university in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, stipends, tuition waivers and work-study programs. Carol Hogan, a professor of economics at EMU, agreed to sit down for an interview about student loan debt.
During the city council budget meeting Thursday, Police Chief Tony DeGiusti presented his budget and concerns about equipment and maintenance. DeGiusti also expressed concern about the state of the police building, from things as simple as chipping paint in the stairwell and moisture problems, to issues as serious as possible foundation issues and a lack of ventilation in the evidence processing room. DeGiusti said that the men’s room has had nothing replaced since it was finished in 1955 and “things are falling off the walls.”
Thursday’s meeting of the Ypsilanti City Council included its yearly budget report by City Manager Ralph Lange, Director of the Downtown Development Authority Tim Colbeck and Fire Chief Max Anthouard. Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson presided in Mayor Paul Schreiber’s absence.
The cost of attending a four-year college has gone up by 54 percent in the last seven years, according the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. Even at schools like Eastern Michigan University, which is more affordable than most, the cost of going to college has gone up three times the Consumer Price Index. Despite the costs, a college degree has never been more needed than it is today. The problem is paying for it.
Jann Joseph is the outgoing Dean of Eastern Michigan University’s College of Education. Previously from Grand Valley State University, Joseph served EMU’s College of Education for three years. With her farewell party on Tuesday, Joseph will be leaving EMU to become the vice chancellor of student affairs at the Indiana University South Bend.
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