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Eastern Michigan considers privatizing dining services

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YPSILANTI, MI (AP) -

Eastern Michigan University says it's considering privatizing its dining services operation and the move could bring millions of dollars of investments in its facilities.

The Ypsilanti school says in a statement that the proposal would allow it to "significantly expand and upgrade dining facilities while maintaining high quality food offerings and services." Without the change it says such investment "would not be possible."

The school's Board of Regents is expected to consider the proposal, which could include food trucks and a campus farmers market, at its June 21 meeting. Under the plan, the school says current food service workers would remain university employees.

On Tuesday, a group of students, faculty and workers urged the university and its board to reject the plan.

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