The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will discuss the budget on Friday. Plans for several projects on campus are also on the agenda. The Board is expected to adopt the 2012-13 budget development guidelines, along with the 2013-14 preliminary general fund budget guidelines. Among projects to be considered are construction of a new high bay in the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, renovations to the College of Music Community School, and energy saving measures for Anthony Hall.
This artist's rendering shows the planned site of Davenport University's new downtown Lansing campus. The university will renovate the 55,000 square foot Grand View Center building. Classes are slated to begin in the fall of 2013.
Davenport University is announcing plans to create a new campus in downtown Lansing. The private non-profit school will renovate a nine-story building on Grand Avenue.
Davenport University will remodel the 55,000 square foot Grand View Center building in Lansing to accommodate up to two thousand students. The new space will house a number of medical and IT programs and will include hi-tech classrooms and labs.
President Richard Pappas says the location is ideal for its plans to be part of a downtown educational corridor.
Mid-Michigan health officials say they’ve issued the most comprehensive study of its kind in this region. The survey takes an extensive look at many social and environmental causes of health outcomes.
The study tracks a number of physical health indicators, including obesity, smoking and stress. The report also probes socioeconomic and environmental factors, and not surprisingly, it finds a direct correlation between poverty and poor health.
Doing business with Ingham County is gummed up for a while after the loss of more than 130,000 electronic records.
In late May--after removing a server thought to contain expired data--techs discovered it included many active files needed by clerk Mike Bryanton. Even worse, they later learned a back-up duplication system failed. WKAR’s Mark Bashore looks into what went wrong and at plans to prevent a repeat.
Governor Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper have officially signed a deal to build a second bridge crossing between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.
The deal comes after years of battling over creating a second bridge with the owners of the existing Ambassador Bridge pushing to build a second span near their site. The state legislature forbade Snyder from using Michigan taxpayer’s money to build a new bridge without legislator’s approval.
But Snyder says Canada will cover the cost of construction.
Fifty years ago this weekend, a group of students at a Michigan camp finished writing the Port Huron Statement, which was the manifesto for the activist group, Students for a Democratic Society. The principle author was Tom Hayden, who continued his activism throughout his life as well as being a legislator, teacher, and editor. WKAR's Melissa Benmark spoke with Hayden about the occasion.
Legislation that would exempt cocktails sold in pouches from Michigan’s 10-cent bottle deposit law is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder. The state Senate approved a final version of the legislation and the House concurred.
Richard and Kathy Verlander have written a book about raising star athletes. Their credentials? Son Justin of the Detroit Tigers won the American League Cy Young Award and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. His brother, Ben, is a Tigers prospect. WKAR's Scott Pohl talks with Richard Verlander.
An Ovid resident has some giant guests in her yard who've worn out their welcome.
Giant hogweed is a towering plant that can grow as tall as 14 feet, with white flowers spreading up to two feet in diameter. While it’s nice to look at, giant hogweed is a highly toxic plant that can cause severe burns and even blindness.
Botanist Peter Carrington is the man Michigan State University is sending to uproot this invasive species. He’s the assistant curator of the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden at MSU.
Ingham County officials hope to learn more this week about the chances of recovering over 130,000 lost electronic documents. WKAR has learned county IT workers accidentally deleted the data from the server of County Clerk Mike Bryanton on May 25. Later, they learned the system meant to back up the data was corrupt.
As the country inches closer to a presidential election, the ranks of the alienated American voter appear to be growing. A survey last week by the Pew Center finds that 38-percent of those polled label themselves ‘independent,’ not ‘Democrat’ or ‘Republican.’ That’s the largest number since the Great Depression.
As part of our "Election 2012" coverage, WKAR's Mark Bashore spoke with a long-time Michigan policy insider about the study.