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June 6 , 2008
CONTACT: Pamela Young
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EMU agrees to Department of Education settlement

YPSILANTI — Eastern Michigan University has reached a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Education for its failure to comply with the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (the Clery Act).

“We’re pleased to have arrived at an agreement with the DOE and we appreciate their recognition of the progress and improvements that EMU has made during the past year in regards to Clery Act compliance,” said Don Loppnow, provost and executive vice president. “EMU will continue its efforts to emphasize safety and security on campus.”

Under the agreement, the University will pay a $350,000 fine to the DOE.

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