As Eastern Michigan University students approach graduation, many are asking themselves where they want to go, but two students in the urban planning program are trying to find out what it would take to keep them in Ypsilanti.
“I think Bob [Heighes] is a dedicated, professional leader who cares very deeply for [Eastern Michigan University] and the employees he works with,” said EMU police officer John Phillips.
Room and board rates will increase by 4.95 percent next year, as approved by the Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents in a seven-to-one vote at the general meeting on April 17.
Eastern Michigan University celebrated the completion of its six-year goal last Thursday night. “$55 million so far,” President Susan Martin said.
Eastern Michigan University’s budget is balanced despite the decrease in state appropriations and the brief decline in portfolio returns that led to last fall’s temporary $4.6 million deficit.
The second phase of Eastern Michigan University’s TRUEMU campaign was initiated this week, focusing more on faculty than the first phase.
Hundreds of women go to SafeHouse Center every year to report domestic violence and sexual assault they suffered while in college, according the SafeHouse Executive Director Barbara Niess-May. “We see anywhere between 400 and 500 people a year who were assaulted in college, whether they are in college right now or were assaulted in the past,” Niess-May said.
The fourth of five candidates for Eastern Michigan University’s Department of Public Safety chief of police was interviewed in a public forum on April 11 in room 302 of the Student Center. Mark Reiss, Chief of Police for Riverside, OH, said he has wanted to be EMU’s chief of police for a long time.
A bill proposed in the Michigan Senate would challenge Michigan universities’ authority in campus gun policy by revising state law to allow citizens with concealed weapon licenses to carry in these no-carry zones after completing increased licensing requirements.
Former President of Eastern Michigan University, John Fallon, was hired as associate vice president of economic development and community engagement at Ball State University at a salary of $146,000.
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