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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Merritt Bankes

What follows is our official exit interview with Merritt Bankes, who just recently left Ypsilanti, headed for Tecumseh. MARK: Can you please state your full name for the record? MERRITT: Merritt Bankes. MARK: OK, let’s start at the beginning… What kind of kid were you? MERRITT: Feral! A free-range chicken! [Laughs.] I didn’t even wear […]

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Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Caleb Elijah Zweifler

If you’re planning to attend the DIYpsi art fair this weekend, be sure to swing by the table of illustrator Caleb Zweifler, who, early next week, intends to hitchhike his way out of Ypsilanti, the town that he’s called home for the past decade. Following is his official Ypsilanti exit interview. MARK: What’s your full […]

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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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Why is EMU’s attempt to privatize parking on the City Council agenda?

Can someone help me understand something… Why, during this upcoming City Council meeting, is there going to be a public hearing on the subject of Eastern Michigan University’s plan to privatize their parking? I mean, I understand, based on the following letter by Ypsilanti City Attorney John Barr, that EMU legally has to have 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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