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July 3, 2007
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Eastern Michigan University releases Department of Education report

YPSILANTI - The Department of Education has released to Eastern Michigan University an e-mail copy of its initial report regarding the Laura Dickinson murder investigation. The 18-page report was distributed to the EMU Regents yesterday afternoon (July 2).  An official copy is expected today by registered mail.

Due to the report’s detailed findings, the Board of Regents and EMU President John A. Fallon, III, will carefully review and discuss the report before making public comments.

“By making this report immediately available, we are continuing our commitment to total transparency,” said Regent James Stapleton, chair of the subcommittee that oversaw the Butzel Long investigation on behalf of the Board of Regents.

The Department of Education report is available online here. Also, clarification of an important section regarding correspondence to the president is here.

Message from Board Chair Thomas Sidlik, June 8
Butzel Long report executive summary (PDF)
Butzel Long report (PDF)


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