Tag Archives: Eastern Michigan University

Register to vote. Time is running out. And this is fucking important.

The deadline to get yourself registered to vote here in Michigan is Tuesday the 9th. So, if you’re not already registered, or know people who aren’t, you’ve still got a few days… I was going to say, if you’re a reader of this site, I don’t have to tell you howe important this is, but, […]

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When EMU privatized their parking, no one apparently considered how doing so might adversely affect local businesses along Cross Street

Remember how, a while back, we were discussing how Eastern Michigan University wanted to privatize their parking enforcement, selling off the rights to their 9,700 parking spaces to an out-of-state firm for a term of 35 years in exchange for a big up-front payment of $55 million? Well, as of yesterday, this new for-profit company […]

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I got to take the train from Ypsi to Detroit a few days ago, and, if we play our cards right, we might all be able to do it someday soon

Last Friday, at about 1:30 PM, a train on Amtrak’s Wolverine line stopped on its way from Chicago to Detroit to pick up passengers in Ypsilanti. While it’s true that, back in late May of 2010, the President of Amtrak disembarked from a train in Depot Town and met with elected officials to discuss the […]

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Yes, it looks as though the person responsible for the racist graffiti at EMU may have been black. And, no, that does not mean racism no longer exists.

Ypsilanti, in case you missed it, is back in the national news. According to Eastern Michigan University’s chief of police, Robert Heighes, they believe they now know the identity of the vandal who, on three occasions last fall, spray-painted vile, racist messages targeting black students on University buildings. Here’s how the story in the Washington […]

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Wigs by Joan

In preparation for this evening’s interview with Gregory A. Fournier about his new book, Terror in Ypsilanti, I’ve been reading as much as I can about the case of EMU student turned serial killer John Norman Collins. And, last night, as I starting thinking about all the locations in town that are associated with the […]

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