Margaret Leary


EMU faculty and staff contract negotiations update

Eastern Michigan University continued negotiating last week with two of its eight labor unions: the EMU chapter of the American Association of University Professors which is representing faculty members, and the clerical staff UAW 1975 union. The university already reached an agreement with the police officers’ union on June 26.

Board approves new budget

Eastern Michigan University’s Board of Regents adopted a 2012-13 budget June 19 that includes a general fund operating budget of $290.6 million, an auxiliary activities operating budget of $42.1 million and a capital budget of $21.7 million. The board also received a three year capital plan.

Chief of Police position to be filled

Eastern Michigan University has moved into the final phases of the process to fill the vacancy created in December by the death of Chief of Police and Executive Director of Public Safety Gregory O’Dell.

Ypsi City Council discusses recreation, financial plan

Tuesday night the Ypsilanti City Council adopted a plan to place a five-year financial plan implementation schedule before the public and put proposals for a city income tax and a Water Street debt millage before the voters.

New bus routes encourage student ridership

[Part 1 of this series described EMU’s two major public transportation efforts: free shuttle bus service that EMU buys from the Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA), and subsidized monthly passes for AATA’s regular routes.

EMU bus efforts continue

The need for more parking is a frequent demand in automobile-dependent Southeast Michigan. Last year, newly elected Student Government President Jelani McGadney and Vice President Jeffrey Chicoine took a fresh approach to this demand: to offer EMU students, faculty and staff the chance to buy a discounted Ann Arbor Transportation Authority (AATA) bus pass.