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.
Michigan law governing the sale of fireworks has changed since Independence Day last year. It used to be illegal to sell anything that exploded or left the ground. Such products can now be sold here, despite opposition from those with safety concerns. WKAR's Scott Pohl reports on what the change means to one Lansing business known for its fireworks.
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.
The two state offices dealing most closely with Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and the city's efforts to fix its poor finances say they're pleased by the dismissal of a lawsuit challenging a consent agreement designed to correct the city's fiscal troubles.