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Posted on Fri, Feb 3, 2012 : 5:10 p.m.

Eastern Michigan University closing Flint site

By Staff

Eastern Michigan University plans to close its site in Flint at the end of the current semester, the university announced Friday.

The number of courses and enrollment in courses at the Flint site has significantly decreased in recent semesters, EMU said. This semester, EMU is offering only a single course with an enrollment of nine students.

EMU’s Flint presence began in the 1950s, when city wanted to start a community education program in its public schools, the university said in a press release. Frank Manley, a physical education graduate from EMU, was hired to direct the program.

EMU began offering master’s degrees in community education at Flint Community College, which now is Mott Community College. EMU has had a presence in Flint ever since.



Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 10:12 p.m.

Most people do not know that up until recently the state required teachers to have completed 18 graduate credit hours within 5 years after graduation. That is no longer the case and it will force several graduate programs to close due to lack of enrollment. Its already having an impact on education programs at Eastern and Michigan.

Hearts of Thief

Sat, Feb 4, 2012 : 4:15 a.m.

Interesting that the press release didn't mention anything at all about the fate of the staff working at the Flint site., will you please research this via a FOIA request?