Ypsilanti Man Apprehended for Alleged Attempted Murder of Girlfriend

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added January 14, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Ypsilanti Township resident Michael Joshua Glenn arrested in Detroit Jan. 11 for the Nov. 27 attempted murder of his girlfriend.(Photo courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office / Jan. 14, 2013)

Ypsilanti Township resident Michael Joshua Glenn arrested in Detroit Jan. 11 for the Nov. 27 attempted murder of his girlfriend. (Photo courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office / Jan. 14, 2013)

The Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau and the U.S. Marshals Detroit Fugitive Apprehension Team arrested Ypsilanti Township resident Michael Joshua Glenn in Detroit Jan. 11 in connection to the attempted murder of his girlfriend.

According to the WCSO, the victim went to Glenn’s residence Nov. 27, 2012, in the 2300 block of McKinley Road near Hewitt and Packard roads in Ypsilanti Township, to break off their relationship and to retrieve some personal items.

An argument ensued in the victim’s vehicle and Glenn began striking her before stabbing her multiple times in the face with an unknown object, strangled the victim to the point of unconsciousness, dragged her into the roadway and proceeded to run over the victim several times with her own car. Continue reading

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Ypsilanti Man Sought for Attempted Murder of Girlfriend: Woman Hospitalized After ‘Brutal’ Attack on McKinley Road

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added December 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Attempted murder suspect Michael Joshua Glenn. (Photo courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office / Dec. 1, 2012)

Attempted murder suspect Michael Joshua Glenn. (Photo courtesy Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office / Dec. 1, 2012)

The Eastern Michigan University Department of Public Safety sent out a campus notification Nov. 28 asking EMU students to be on the lookout for Michael Joshua Glenn in connection to an attempted murder, which took place Tuesday evening in the 2300 block of McKinley Road near Hewitt and Packard roads in Ypsilanti Township.

Glenn, 21, is being sought by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office regarding what deputies described as the brutal assault of his girlfriend, who is currently hospitalized in serious but stable condition from the multiple injuries she sustained during the attack.

Investigators said the victim drove to an Ypsilanti home Tuesday night to visit Glenn and after he got into her car an argument ensued.

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Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA Plays Detroit Show to Promote Directorial Debut ‘The Man With the Iron Fists’

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added October 28, 2012 at 10:26 pm

RZA performing at The Shelter in Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall Oct. 12 as part of “The Iron Fists Tour” to promote his directorial debut “The Man With the Iron Fists” (Bryan K. Alfaro / The Eastern Echo / OCT. 12, 2012)

 

Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, better known as RZA of the rap group Wu-Tang Clan, performed at The Shelter in Detroit’s St. Andrew’s Hall Oct. 12 as part of “The Iron Fists” eleven-city tour to promote his directorial debut “The Man With the Iron Fists,” which will be hitting theaters Nov. 2.

RZA said Detroit has a rich culture and is a special city for hip-hop.

“Detroit … has a great history from all sides of culture, whether it’s from the white culture or the black culture … this is a unique city,” he said. “And I know something about some of the history here … I’ve been coming to this city for years as a Wu-Tang member … this is a cool city. I dig it.”

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EMU Lecturer Releases Biography on Author, Poet Bukowski in US

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added October 21, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Eastern Michigan University lecturer David Calonne speaking at a conference in Andernach, Germany. (Photo courtesy of Roni Braun / 2012)

Eastern Michigan University lecturer David Calonne’s biography on German-born American author and poet Charles Bukowski was released in the U.S. Sept. 15 as part of London-based publisher Reaktion Books’ Critical Lives series, which covers the works of leading modern cultural figures in art, writing and philosophy.

Calonne was born in Los Angeles, Calif. and earned his bachelor’s in ancient Greek from the University of California-Los Angeles and a doctorate in English from the University of Texas-Austin. He moved to Michigan in 1984 to teach at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago, and has been teaching at EMU since 1999.

At EMU, Calonne has taught courses such as introduction to literature, introduction to fiction, Native American literature and writing about literature. He also worked for a year to create a Beat literature course, which was recently submitted for consideration to be added to EMU’s course offerings.

Calonne said he began collecting unpublished Bukowski writings in 1998, and between 2003 and 2011 he edited four books of works by Bukowski. Calonne said he’s been gathering material and doing research for his book, simply titled “Charles Bukowski,” for more than a decade and it took him roughly two years to write.

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EMU Wellness Center Offers Free HIV Testing, Counseling

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added August 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm

EMU’s Wellness Center Program Coordinator Eric Ward displaying one of the oral swabs used for HIV testing. (Bryan K. Alfaro / The Eastern Echo / Aug. 29, 2012)

Eastern Michigan University’s Wellness Center, located in the Snow Health Center, offers students and non-students free and confidential HIV testing and counseling on a walk-in basis every Thursday from 10 a.m. tow 4 p.m.

The center, which offers male and female staff trained by the Michigan Department of Community Health, uses an oral swab test method that has a 95 percent accuracy rate if it’s been thirty days since the patient was sexually active.

The oral swab test does not involve needles and is very similar to taking one’s temperature with a thermometer. Patients can expect their test results within a week, but according to Michigan law they must pick them up within thirty days from the test date or the clinic cannot release the results.

The Wellness Center’s Program Coordinator Eric Ward said he has given at least four positive test results to clients during his 10 years of being a certified tester. ……….[Continue to the full story]

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Watch What You Post Online

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added September 4, 2012 at 1:44 pm

These days, people have more to worry about than just their exes stalking them on Facebook: Employers, schools, law enforcement agencies and even branches of the U.S. military are using Facebook as a way to check up on people — and in some cases there have been severe repercussions.

Facebook posts have contributed to losses of jobs or job offers, bans from universities, jail sentences, divorces and other-than-honorable discharge from military service.

Eastern Michigan University nursing student Samantha Nameth said she is careful about what she posts on her Facebook profile because she knows it could cause problems in the future.

“I am actually thinking about deleting [my profile] once I get into the real world just because of issues that I’ve known people to have … like job searches. I don’t want that to be a factor in not being hired for some reason,” Nameth said. ……….[Continue to the full story]

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Oddcore, Alibi Crew Team up for Huge Turntable Bash at Crossroads Bar & Grill

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added September 9, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Oddcore’s Blare Brennan, aka Pup-B, and Alibi Crew members Steffen Gelletly, aka DIY, and Nate Dotz, aka Sleeptron. (Bryan K. Alfaro / The Eastern Echo / Aug. 22, 2012)

Ypsilanti-based music producers Oddcore Productions and Alibi Crew will be hosting the “Out of the Box” remix compilation release party Saturday, Sept. 15 at Crossroad’s Bar & Grill, 517 W. Cross St. in Ypsilanti, just south of Eastern Michigan University’s campus.

The event, Oddcore’s Alibi – Miah’s Birthday Party, will offer two rooms of music featuring live electronica, bassline, techno, drum and bass, dubstep, house and garage, with Alibi Crew handling one room and Oddcore Productions, along with Damn Panic Productions, taking over the other.

Oddcore is an electronic-based music group consisting of former EMU student Blare Brennan, aka Pup-B (pronounced “puppy”), and Miah Swain, aka Monk-E, who is originally from Ypsilanti and studied audio engineering at Washtenaw Community College. Swain’s birthday was actually Sept. 9, but is being celebrated in conjunction with the release party.

The compilation features remixes of Oddcore’s original track, “Out of the Box,” by a variety of international artists and is being released by Detroit’s Division X Records.

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EMU to Host Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Events

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added August 12, 2012 at 5:19 pm

The 34th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival August 17-19 in Riverside Park, Ypsilanti. (Photo courtesy of Ypsilanti Heritage Festival / Aug. 12, 2012)

Eastern Michigan University will cosponsor the 34th annual Ypsilanti Heritage Festival, which attracts nearly 100,000 visitors from southeast Michigan yearly, August 17-19 in Riverside Park, 515 E. Cross St., Ypsilanti.

Ypsilanti Heritage Festival Director Andrew Clock said the festival organizers are proud of the relationship they’ve built and cultivated with the university, through EMU’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications Ted Coutilish and his staff.

“I think what we’ve done this year is a great example of how the Ypsilanti community can partner with the university to create some really unique and fun public events, and further the cause of education in the community,” Clock said.

The festival will celebrate Ypsilanti’s heritage through historic exhibits, tours and parades, and will feature vendors, live music, food and kids’ activities such as a petting zoo, magician, puppet show and a clown specializing in face painting and balloon animals. ……….[Continue to the full story]

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Summer Beer Festival at Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added July 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm

15th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival is coming to Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park (Picture courtesy of Michigan Brewers Guild / July 25, 2012).

The 15th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival is coming to Ypsilanti’s Riverside Park, July 27 from 5-9 p.m. and July 28 from 1-6 p.m., and will feature about 450 locally crafted beers from more than 60 Michigan breweries and live music from a variety of local bands.

The Summer Beer Festival is the oldest of the Michigan Brewers Guild’s four annual Michigan festivals, which includes the Upper Peninsula Fall Beer Festival in Marquette Sept. 8, 2012, the Detroit Fall Beer Festival Oct. 27, 2012 and the Winter Beer Festival Feb. 23, 2013 in Grand Rapids.

The Michigan Brewers Guild was founded in 1997 by local brewers to increase the sales of Michigan craft beers and to contribute culturally and economically throughout the state. ……….[Continue to the full story]

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Shadow Art Fair: ‘One Day, 40 Artists and 9,000 Gallons of Beer’

By Bryan K. Alfaro | THE EASTERN ECHO
Added July 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

Shadow Art Fair 2012 promotional poster. (Photo courtesy of Shadow Art Fair / July 18, 2012)

The Shadow Art Fair, a juried event for local artists to exhibit and sell their works, is returning to Ypsilanti’s Corner Brewery July 21 from noon until midnight, and will feature local live music, a specially-crafted Shadow Brew or two, short films will be shown in the beer garden courtesy of the Ann Arbor Film Festival and several comedians will perform between musical acts.

Shadow Art Fair was founded in 2006 by the Michigan Design Militia, a group of artists who consigned at the Henrietta Fahrenheit shop before it closed its brick-and-mortar location.

The fair’s website said, “[Michigan Design Militia] decided to get together to see if we could help each other and the local community of independent artists, by sharing our resources and experiences. At some point in our meetings, the plan was hatched for a Shadow Art Fair.”

MIDMI member and fair co-organizer Mark Maynard said the Shadow Art Fair is better than the Ann Arbor Art Fair because “it sucks less.” ……….[Continue to the full story]

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