Eastern Michigan moved … to Battle Creek (UPDATE1)

January 28, 2007 by  
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(January 28, 2007) e•LocalLink has updated their Google Video and put EMU back in Ypsilanti.

(January 10, 2007) Many in Ypsilanti might be shocked to learn that Eastern Michigan University is located in Battle Creek, Michigan.

At least that is what the folks at e•LocalLink think. On October 1, 2005, e•LocalLink posted a student recruiting video to Google. The video appears to have been produced by EMU. In the accompanying text, e•LocalLink says EMU is located in Battle Creek.

e•LocalLink provides video services for city governments and businesses. In a video promo on the e•LocalLink website, the mayor of Plymouth, Michigan touts the benefits e•LocalLink brings to the city of Plymouth and the local business community. However, when you go to the City of Plymouth website, it is hard to figure out how Plymouth uses or benefits from e•LocalLink.

e•LocalLink even provides a link to Eastern Michigan’s website. It is unknown if EMU is an actual client of e•LocalLink or even paid to have the video posted. As of January 9, 2007, the site still says Battle Creek.

Last updated: Jan 28, 2007 3:05 pm
First reported: Jan 10, 2007 1:32 am


3 Comments on "Eastern Michigan moved … to Battle Creek (UPDATE1)"

  1. Teaspout on Wed, 10th Jan 2007 5:04 pm 

    My family lives in Battle Creek and I am from there. We welcome EMU to town!

    Colleges (before this announcement) who have a presence in Battle Creek include: Kellogg Community College, Western Michigan University, Davenport University AND Miller College—where my mom works. Miller College is less than 5 years old and helps student from the region earn a bachelor’s degree in areas such as Nursing, Business and Education.

  2. Rob on Wed, 10th Jan 2007 11:09 pm 

    Well, at least this one seems a typical web-goof. What cheeses me is things like Itunes which label WEMU as a “jazz station from Ann Arbor” or realtors that list Ypsi properties as the “Ann Arbor area.”
    I don’t know, perhaps that aids in marketing them, but I can’t help but feel a touch of condensention towards Ypsi, when I see such things… Rob

  3. Steve Pierce, Ypsilanti, Michigan USA on Thu, 11th Jan 2007 3:11 pm 

    St. Joe’s hospital when they recruit for residents and doctors tell folks they are located in Ann Arbor, 10 minutes from the University of Michigan.

    If you go to their website (http://www.sjmercyhealth.org/) they say
    “…on the campus of St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor”

    Their address on their contacts page says:
    St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    5301 McAuley Drive
    Ypsilanti, MI 48197

    Home Depot on Carpenter Road proudly announces on their voice mail system, “Thank you for calling the Ypsilanti Home Depot”

    Some folks get it, some don’t.


    – Steve

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