In this week’s news recap, one EMU Board of Regents member resigns due to being charged in an investigation of the Flint water crisis, concerns rise over COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Washtenaw County, and the Honors College introduces a creative scholarship opportunity.
Podcast: Gov. Whitmer appoints new EMU Regents; Ypsilanti City Council discusses Water St. redevelopment; Jim Toy Community Center to close
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer appointed two new members to EMU’s Board of Regents at the end of Deember. In city news, the Ypsilanti City Council expressed affordable housing concerns with the Kaufman Jacobs development plan for Water St., and the Jim Toy Community Center will close its physical location at the end of January. Listen to this week’s news recap podcast on your favorite podcast provider, or read the transcript here.
Summit Street A Cappella to compete in international championship; Two shootings at Aspen Chase Apartments
Summit Street A Cappella, EMU's bass and tenor a cappella group, has been selected to compete in the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella. In city news, two shootings were reported at the Aspen Chase Apartments complex within a two week span. The first, which took place on the night of Thanksgiving, Nov. 26, has been ruled a suicide and accidental homicide.
Podcast: StockX co-founder speaks at EMU Digital Marketing Workshop; Ypsilanti leadership discusses environmental concerns
StockX co-founder and EMU alumnus Chris Kaufman lends advice to students at EMU's virtual Digital Marketing Workshop, and the Ypsilanti Mayor Lois Richardson, and Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo attend a Sierra Club Huron Valley Group meeting to discuss local environmental concerns.
Podcast: College of Engineering and Technology launches middle school STEM program; Local election results; Eagles lose to Ball State
EMU’s College of Engineering and Technology partners will other organizations to launch a virtual STEM program for middle school students in southeast Michigan, and Ypsilanti votes yes on a proposal that allows two city council members to weigh in on nominations to the city’s Board of Ethics and to the Boards and Commissions
Podcast: EMU Student Government executive board appointments; Ypsilanti Township prepares to process ballots; Holy Bones Collective organizes fundraiser for The YPSI
EMU's Student Government swears in the newly elected Senate and appoints the Executive Board. In city news, Ypsilanti Township prepares to process absentee ballots, and The Holy Bones Festival collective organizes a fundraiser for a creative space being constructed downtown.
Podcast: EMU alumnus runs for Ann Arbor City Council; Ypsilanti City Council discusses future; EMU professor publishes new book
EMU alumnus Eric Sturgis runs for Ann Arbor City Council and Ypsilanti City Council discusses how its future meetings may be impacted by a recent Michigan Supreme Court decision. In campus news, an EMU history professor publishes her new book, and the music program adapts to the pandemic.
Podcast: Ypsilanti mail-in voting; Ann Arbor decriminalizes substances; Grove Studios launches fellowship program
Learn how to vote absentee in Ypsilanti, hear what community leaders have to say about Ann Arbor City Council's recently passed resolution regarding entheogenic substances, and what Ypsilanti based recording studio Grove Studios is doing to support African-American musicians.
Podcast: Romero and Ray elected to Student Government; EMU tests wastewater for COVID-19; Ypsilanti Community Schools update
Eastern Michigan University implements another form of COVID testing on campus, Student Government election results are announced, Ypsilanti Community Schools is working hard for its students and staff in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, and EMU’s football team gets a new player for the 2020 season.
Michigan Attorney General denies charges against officer; City Council votes on anti-discrimination ordinance
On this week’s episode, the Office of the Michigan Attorney General denies charges against the Washtenaw County Sherriff's Deputy regarding a use-of-force incident, and Ypsilanti City Council votes that it is illegal to discriminate against someone who has a misdemeanor conviction. EMU honors the late Marilyn Horace-Moore by naming a scholarship after her.