No fall sports and a delayed move-in, along with a budget slash at the state level of $200 million has impacted EMU’s financial health. EMU has responded with salary cuts to administrators and a reliance on state unemployment programs for non-bargained staff through the Michigan Work Share program. Access the interactive map made by the Echo’s Digital Editor, Liz Erne, to see the changes made at other university in the midwest due to the economic impact of COVID-19.
Last week, Eastern Michigan University announced that move-in for on-campus housing would be delayed by three weeks, until Sept. 17. The Monday morning announcement was criticized by some students and parents for it’s last-minute nature, which caught many students and university staff off-guard.
The Washtenaw County Health Department is awarding $30,000 in grant funding for three community projects that are helping to improve access and consumption of healthy foods. The funding was awarded through the health departments program, Building Healthy Communities.