EMU students evacuated in Putnam Hall fire
Students were evacuated as smoke filled Putnam Residence Hall due to an accidental fire reported mid-afternoon on Monday, Sept. 26. The fire started when a hot curling iron came into contact with a mattress in a resident's room. While smoke filled Putnam Hall the fire was confined to that room.
No one was reported to be injured; two students and three police officers were checked for smoke inhalation and released. Smoke from the fire set off alarms in Putnam, Walton, Phelps and Seller Residence Halls and students were evacuated as a safety precaution before being allowed to return to their dorms.
Additional smoke was cleared from Putnam Hall before students were allowed to return inside around 4 p.m. No damage was caused by the fire other than the room that the fire was confined to.
EMU ranked 10th in nation for online entrepreneurship program
On Wednesday, Sept. 28 Eastern Michigan University was ranked 10th in the nation as one of the best online colleges for entrepreneurship by OnlineColleges.com. Two other Michigan schools were included, with Cleary University ranked fourth and Northwood University ranked sixth. OnlineColleges.com ranks over 2,500 accredited colleges and universities based on the following:
- In-state tuition
- Graduation rate
- Accessibility and admissions rate
- Variety of degree levels
- Related subjects and the number of similar programs that a school offers
- Program prominence and how many of the degrees and certificates awarded by a school were in this specific subject
The academic curriculum for EMU's entrepreneur program includes a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program, a graduate certificate either in person or strictly online, a minor in entrepreneurship and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
EMU signs four new agreements with community colleges for joint academic programs
Eastern Michigan University signed four new articulation agreements that make it easier for students to seamlessly transfer their credits from community colleges and earn a bachelor's degree. Articulation agreements are a joint partnership between an academic program at EMU and a community college. This allows students to finish their degree as efficiently as possible while mapping out required courses that need to be taken at both schools. The latest articulation agreements signed were:
- Social Work with Henry Ford College
- Children and Families Studies with Henry Ford College
- Children and Families Studies with Monroe Community College
- The Nursing Collaborative with Washtenaw Community College
EMU now has 143 articulation agreements with 25 different community colleges. The top community college partners with EMU are:
- Washtenaw Community College (28 agreements)
- Henry Ford College (18 agreements)
- Macomb Community College (14 agreements)
- Schoolcraft College (13 agreements)
- Monroe Community College (12 agreements)
- Oakland Community College (eight agreements)
- Wayne County Community College District (six agreements)