Listen to an overview of the latest news from EMU and Ypsilanti. In this week’s coverage, an EMU professor retires after 46 of teaching, Student Government prepares for elections, the Aviation program solidifies a new partnership, and a global esports organization commits to donating $1 million to the university.
The Ypsilanti Board of Trustees voted against buying additional absentee ballot scanners for the General Election, and Ypsilanti City Council discusses marijuana, police training, and city water and sewage bill. Also, EMU professors host a virtual webinar to give insight to students on how they can survive this semester.
Podcast: Namesake of Quirk Theatre exposed, students react to delayed move-in, universities cope with reduced funding
Pamela Cardell Cato, Assistant Managing Director in the School of Communication, Media, and Theatre Arts, weighs in on an alarming discovery about the Quirk-Sponberg Theatre’s namesake. Later, students react to EMU’s Aug. 24 decision to push back move-in.
EMU delays move-in for on-campus residents, classes will still resume on August 31, and student body president Ethan Smith creates a pledge to encourage students to do their part to keep campus safe.
Two EMU alumni have been charged with counts of sexual assault and misconduct, and EMU announces its plans for the future of fall sports. In local news, Eli Savit wins the Democratic primary for Washtenaw County Prosecutor.
Ypsilanti announces that it will temporarily suspend parking meter payments, and Washtenaw Community College announces that it will be suspending its Culinary and Baking/Pastry Arts Program.
COVID-19 negatively impacts local housing insecurity, officials suspect malicious intentions behind the fire at Ford Early Learning Center, and the university is in a negotiating war with part-time lecturers.
In this week's news, Nicole Brown was appointed Ypsilanti’s mayor pro-tempore, and the Washtenaw County Board of Health has declared racism a public health crisis. We also have information about the third candidate running for Washtenaw County’s Prosecuting Attorney.
EMU has announced an increase in tuition for the 2020-2021 school year. We also have information about the candidates that are running for Washtenaw County Prosecuting Attorney.
On this week's episode, EMU announces further plans for keeping staff and students safe next semester. In local news, Ypsilanti mayor Beth Bashert has resigned.