eastern michigan university http://michiganradio.org en Open enrollment events scheduled at EAA schools in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/open-enrollment-events-scheduled-eaa-schools-detroit <p>DETROIT (AP) - Open enrollment events are scheduled this week at nine Education Achievement Authority schools in Detroit.<br /><br />Enrollment is going on for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade with welcome programs set to begin at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Phoenix, Burns and Nolan schools.<br /><br />Parents can tour the school buildings and classrooms, and meet staff.<br /><br />Events at the district's six high schools will begin at noon on Thursday.<br /> Sun, 02 Feb 2014 17:46:00 +0000 The Associated Press 16273 at http://michiganradio.org Open enrollment events scheduled at EAA schools in Detroit Which Michigan colleges are raising tuition? By how much? http://michiganradio.org/post/which-michigan-colleges-are-raising-tuition-how-much <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The University of Michigan’s Board of Regents <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-raises-state-tuition-11-or-148-year">set the 2013-2014 tuition price yesterday afternoon</a> -</span></p><ul><li>a 1.1% increase for in-state students, and a 3.2% increase for out of state students</li></ul><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">And Michigan State University's regents <a href="http://www.mlive.com/lansing-news/index.ssf/2013/06/michigan_state_board_of_truste_7.html">set their increase this morning</a> -&nbsp;</span></p><ul><li><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">a 2.8% tuition rate increase</span></li></ul><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">The two joined six other state universities in the state that have set their sticker prices for the coming academic year.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">This year, regents for all the public universities in Michigan will be seeing a slight increase in state funding.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">In a recently passed higher education budget, the state’s legislators <a href="http://www.annarbor.com/news/for-university-governing-boards-striking/">afforded $31.1 million</a> towards Michigan’s public colleges and universities — a 1.8% increase from 2012.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small;">Still, in the face of a continued decrease in higher education funding (Gov. Rick Snyder’s 2011 budget called for a <a href="http://www.michigandaily.com/content/budget-proposal-gov-snyder-cuts-higher-education-funding-gets-rid-business-taxes?page=0,0">15% decrease</a> in state appropriations to colleges), balancing affordable tuition and sufficient revenue is more and more challenging for universities.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:52:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13164 at http://michiganradio.org Which Michigan colleges are raising tuition? By how much? New program for teens with autism at EMU http://michiganradio.org/post/new-program-teens-autism-emu <p>Teens with autism will get the chance to learn and discuss important topics in their transition to adulthood during a new program at Eastern Michigan University's<a href="http://www.emich.edu/acc/"> Autism Collaborative Center</a>.</p><p></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:54:16 +0000 Associated Press 11614 at http://michiganradio.org New program for teens with autism at EMU EMU students take part in 'Hijab Day' http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-students-take-part-hijab-day-0 <p>Forty Eastern Michigan University students spent a day this week dressed as Muslim women as part of "Hijab Day."</p><p>The hijab is a scarf that covers the head and neck and is worn by some women who practice Islam.</p><p>"Hijab Day" was started three years ago by EMU’s Muslim Student Association who hoped to spread awareness about Islam.</p><p>Group president Zaineb Al-Kalby helped participants put on the scarf she wears every day.</p><p>When the non-Muslim students looked in the mirror, she said they were surprised at their reflections.</p><p>"I really feel like they had that second of 'I'm actually in her shoes,'" she said.</p><p>EMU senior Emily Keyes, who was raised Catholic, participated in the event. She says she got mixed responses while wearing the hijab; some strangers looked away from her, while Muslim classmates told her they appreciated the gesture.</p><p>"I think it opened my mind to the way people perceive people that wear hijabs," she said.</p><p>After spending one day wearing the headscarves, the women met up to discuss their experiences and learn more about Islam's history.</p><p><em>-Elaine Ezekiel, Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10120 at http://michiganradio.org EMU students take part in 'Hijab Day' EMU and professors' union reach tentative 3-year contract agreement http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-and-professors-union-reach-tentative-3-year-contract-agreement <p>Eastern Michigan University officials announced today they've reached a tentative agreement with the union representing EMU faculty members.<br><br>The current contract with the union was set to expire at midnight on August 31. EMU students start classes on Wednesday, September 5.</p><p>EMU officials say the contract "provides for salary increases of 2 percent per year for each year of the contract, as well as changes to health care plans."</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:06:58 +0000 Mark Brush 8713 at http://michiganradio.org EMU and professors' union reach tentative 3-year contract agreement EMU regents to president: Control your drinking or face termination http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-regents-president-control-your-drinking-or-face-termination <p align="LEFT">Regents at Eastern Michigan University are threatening to fire the school&#39;s president unless she gets her drinking under control.</p><p align="LEFT">Three of the university&#39;s regents wrote a <a href="http://www.emich.edu/president/information/Pres-Martin-Letter-from-Board.pdf">letter </a>to President Susan Martin after an April incident in Washington D.C. Apparently, Martin got into an alcohol-fueled argument with an alumnus.</p><p align="LEFT">The letter also references &quot;prior incidents,&quot; although it does not elaborate.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 20:30:49 +0000 Sarah Hulett 8209 at http://michiganradio.org EMU regents to president: Control your drinking or face termination Religious freedom vs Academic accreditation http://michiganradio.org/post/religious-freedom-vs-academic-accreditation <p>&nbsp;State lawmakers heard testimony today&nbsp;on legislation that would protect college students whose religious beliefs conflict with their university&rsquo;s curriculum. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;There are concerns the bill might cause problems for university&nbsp;accreditation.</p> Wed, 07 Mar 2012 17:27:13 +0000 Steve Carmody 6538 at http://michiganradio.org Religious freedom vs Academic accreditation EMU to offer new degree in Jewish Studies http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-offer-new-degree-jewish-studies <p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/">Eastern Michigan University</a> students who want to immerse themselves in Jewish history and culture will now be able to get credit for it; the school now offers a minor in Jewish Studies.</p><p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/focus_emu/111610/jewishstudies.html">Marty Shichtman</a> is director of Jewish Studies at EMU. He says classes will range from the history of Judaism to the Holocaust to the state of Israel and the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict:</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 21:49:49 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 6343 at http://michiganradio.org EMU to offer new degree in Jewish Studies EMU and part-time faculty approve contract http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-and-part-time-faculty-approve-contract <p>Eastern Michigan University&#39;s Board of Regents has approved a contract that will bring more job security and better wages to part-time faculty at Eastern Michigan University.</p><p>The regents unanimously approved the agreement on Tuesday. The contract takes effect immediately.</p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 20:28:30 +0000 Kyle Norris 4248 at http://michiganradio.org EMU and part-time faculty approve contract EMU teachers vote on contract http://michiganradio.org/post/emu-teachers-vote-contract <p>Part-time instructors at Eastern Michigan University are voting on whether to approve a tentative contract agreement between the union and the university. The agreement would raise the minimum salary and provide more job security and protections.</p><p>Zachary Jones is a lecturer in geography and geology at EMU. He says part-time instructors end up teaching at many different schools, and do not earn a decent living wage. Jones says this contract represents a change in attitude of how the university treats its part-time instructors, and he says it boils down to an issue of respect.</p> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 19:33:33 +0000 Kyle Norris 4154 at http://michiganradio.org Eastern Michigan considers campuswide smoking ban http://michiganradio.org/post/eastern-michigan-considers-campuswide-smoking-ban <p>YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) - Eastern Michigan University is considering a campuswide smoking ban as the University of Michigan gears up to go smoke-free.</p><p>AnnArbor.com reports that the Eastern Michigan will try out a two-week smoking ban at its Ypsilanti campus this fall to see how that works. Ellen Gold, executive director of EMU Health Services, says the two-week ban is being called &quot;Heads up, butts out.&quot;</p><p>If all goes well, Gold says smoking could be banned on campus within a year-and-a-half of the practice run.</p><p>Officials at Eastern Michigan will be watching to see how things go with University of Michigan&#39;s ban on smoking outdoors and indoors, which takes effect Friday. The university has banned smoking inside its buildings since 1987. Mon, 27 Jun 2011 15:48:39 +0000 The Associated Press 3028 at http://michiganradio.org Eastern Michigan considers campuswide smoking ban Eastern Michigan University to oversee lowest performing schools in Michigan http://michiganradio.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-oversee-lowest-performing-schools-michigan <p>Eastern Michigan University has been picked to oversee the lowest performing schools in the state.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.emich.edu/eaa/index.php">&ldquo;Education Achievement System&rdquo;</a> will assist the lowest 5 percent of performing schools in Michigan. The new statewide school district will start in Detroit and eventually expand across the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Jeoff Larcom is with EMU. He says Governor Snyder chose EMU because of its strong education program and proximity to Detroit.</p> Tue, 21 Jun 2011 19:00:55 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 2975 at http://michiganradio.org 2 ex-Eastern Michigan University students may have used stolen IDs to file fradulent tax returns http://michiganradio.org/post/2-ex-eastern-michigan-university-students-may-have-used-stolen-ids-file-fradulent-tax-returns <p><a href="http://emich.edu">Eastern Michigan University</a> officials say two of its former student employees may have <a href="http://www.emich.edu/securitybreach-march-2011/">filed fake tax</a> returns using other students&rsquo; personal information.</p><p>The two students were <a href="http://news.michiganradio.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-suffers-security-breach-personal-information">already under investigation</a> for allegedly stealing 58 student records.</p><p>Walter Kraft is VP of communications for EMU. He says now six more students have come forward to say their personal information was stolen:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Apparently what happened in this case is that the student records were used for the purpose of filing fraudulent tax returns in order for someone to obtain a tax return to which they were not entitled.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Kraft says EMU police and federal authorities are investigating the two former student employees, whose identities have not been released.</p><p>He says EMU already does background checks on student employees, and is looking to see what other steps can be taken to ensure this doesn&rsquo;t happen again.</p><p>&nbsp;Nearly 2,000 EMU students currently work for the university. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:55:57 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1872 at http://michiganradio.org 2 ex-Eastern Michigan University students may have used stolen IDs to file fradulent tax returns Michigan AG files brief in support of former EMU grad student http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-ag-files-brief-support-former-emu-grad-student <p><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag/">Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette</a> filed a <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164--252629--,00.html">brief </a>against Eastern Michigan University, alleging the university violated a student&rsquo;s civil rights.&nbsp;</p><p>Julea Ward was a student in <a href="http://www.emich.edu/">EMU</a>&rsquo;s masters program for counseling. When she refused to counsel gay students because she&rsquo;s morally against homosexuality, she tried to refer them to another counselor.</p><p>EMU says she violated the <a href="http://www.counseling.org/">American Counseling Association Code of Ethics</a>, and removed her from the program. Ward sued EMU in 2009 for violating her constitutional rights.</p><p>A federal court in Detroit dismissed the case saying EMU did not discriminate against Ward. Now the Michigan Attorney General&rsquo;s office is filing an appeal on behalf of Ward.</p><p>John Selleck is with the AG&rsquo;s office. He says this case &quot;would set a standard going forward for other students who have religious objections in any Michigan college case going forward. We think that was a very important reason for us to get involved.&quot; Mon, 14 Mar 2011 20:36:57 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1646 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan AG files brief in support of former EMU grad student Eastern Michigan University suffers security breach of personal information http://michiganradio.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-suffers-security-breach-personal-information <p>Officials at Eastern Michigan University are investigating two former student employees who allegedly stole personal information when they worked for the University. At least 45 EMU students could now be vulnerable to identity theft.</p><p>Walter Kraft is EMU&rsquo;s Vice President of Communications and said the university discovered the breach during another investigation. He says the university is working with federal authorities to investigate the breach:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;We&rsquo;re obviously pursuing it aggressively. Our department of public safety has notified federal authorities that are joining us in the investigation.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Students whose information was compromised have been contacted. EMU officials have not said if the stolen information was used.</p><p>Though the investigation is ongoing, Kraft encourages those with questions to visit the University&#39;s <a href="http://www.emich.edu/securitybreach-march-2011/index.php">website</a> for more information.</p><p>-Bridget Bodnar, <em>Michigan Radio News</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:10:32 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1620 at http://michiganradio.org Eastern Michigan University suffers security breach of personal information Earl Boykins: The little guy that outlasted them all http://michiganradio.org/post/earl-boykins-little-guy-outlasted-them-all <p>Eastern Michigan University honored former basketball player Earl Boykins this week by retiring his jersey.</p> <p>Boykins now plays for the Milwaukee Bucks, and as Michigan Radio sports commentator John U. Bacon tells us, he doesn’t look like a basketball player.</p> Thu, 03 Mar 2011 21:11:22 +0000 John U. Bacon 1501 at http://michiganradio.org Earl Boykins: The little guy that outlasted them all College program for single parents http://michiganradio.org/post/college-program-single-parents <p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/">Eastern Michigan University</a> will offer a program to single parents ages 18-24 to help them earn a college degree.</p><p>EMU says the &quot;Keys to Degrees&quot; program is open to low-income men and women each with only one child age 18 months or older when the program begins. &nbsp;</p><p>The program will start with availability for ten students who will live in University apartments on campus. While parents are in classes, children will be cared for on campus at EMU&#39;s Children Institute.</p><p>Because classes are conducted year-round, students could earn a college degree in three years.</p><p>In a <a href="http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/press_release.php?id=1294160558">press release</a>, EMU&#39;s assistant vice president of retention and student success, Lynette Findley, said:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Single parents have been historically marginalized and shut out of higher education, due, in large measure, to the expense of high quality, licensed childcare. This program is an outstanding opportunity to serve the large number of single parents in the greater metro Detroit area in order to improve quality of life for them and for their children.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>There are few programs like it around the country.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20110301/NEWS05/103010333/1318/ENT07/Eastern-Michigan-University-program-offers-single-parents-home-campus?odyssey=mod|lateststories">Detroit Free Press</a> writes that EMU&#39;s program is one of seven colleges offering such benefits:</p><blockquote><p>The Higher Education Alliance for Residential Single Parent Programs lists just seven colleges nationwide that have programs that house single parents and their children on campus through a targeted program. One of the seven is Endicott College, located in Beverly, a Boston suburb.</p></blockquote><p>Endicott College established its program in 1992 and, with a $400,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, will partner with EMU to recreate the initiative in Michigan.</p><p>EMU and Endicott College hope to replicate the program at two more Michigan colleges. Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:10:41 +0000 Mark Brush 1459 at http://michiganradio.org College program for single parents