Stories tagged: "Ypsilanti"

Faculty members strike at Eastern Michigan University. (Wallace Bridges via EMU AAUP on Facebook)
Faculty Make Deal to End Strike at Eastern Michigan University

Striking Eastern Michigan University faculty members returned to their classrooms Monday, after their union reached an agreement with the university to end a walkout that started last week.

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22 Unique Michigan City Names and the Story Behind Them

Which well-known Michigan landmark was actually the pen name of America’s first Native American literary writer?

WATCH: How One Michigan Couple Opened Their Dream Donut Cafe During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ypsilanti residents Amie Anderson and Jamie Krake gained a following for their homemade donuts. Welcome to It's a Good Day Cafe.

Former Mayor Beth Bashert (left), Mayor Pro Tempore Lois Richardson
Ypsilanti Mayor Replaced by Black Woman After Racist Remarks

Outrage and action from her own community prompted Beth Bashert's resignation, just halfway through her first term.

Top: Both young and old Ypsilantians used chalk to collaborate on this display for Pride. (Photo courtesy of Matt Hamilton) Bottom: A furry friend takes in the rainbow decor. (Photo courtesy of Wendy Ws)
PHOTOS: Pride Is Adding Some Much Needed Color and Hope to This Michigan Community

Even a pandemic can’t stop Pride Month in Ypsilanti.

Valedictorian Austin Carrell finally gets to wear his cap, gown and cords. (Photo by Rachel Spall)
WATCH: This Ypsi High School Valedictorian’s Speech Will Bring Some Hope in These Tough Times

Arbor Preparatory High School’s drive-thru graduation made it official for 40 students.

Business owner Jen Eastridge poses with store greeter/unicorn Reginald Peppercorn. (Photo by Adam Fox-Long)
WATCH: This Small Business In Michigan Is Spreading Joy With New Retail Appointments

Michigan is re-engaging the economy and small business owner Jen Eastridge is reigniting people’s joy.