At Michigan State University, few names are as recognizable as that of Eli Broad.
Broad’s financial support of his alma mater is unmatched. In total, Broad and his wife Edythe have given MSU more than $60 million. Those gifts have primarily supported the College of Business, the school’s new art museum, and MSU’s partnership with Detroit public schools.
Forbes magazine estimates his net worth at $6.3 billion.
In a new book, Broad now tells the story of how he made his fortune.
Growing up, Ernest Hemingway spent many summers in northern Michigan, hunting and fishing with his father. Those years had a great influence on his work, especially the Nick Adams stories. While the International Hemingway Society often holds their conferences in Hemingway haunts such as Paris and Key West, this year, for the first time, it will be held in Petoskey, starting June 17th.
While efforts continue to reverse Michigan’s controversial Emergency Manager law, seven of these appointees continue their work across the state. They’re trying to restore financial stability in four cities and three school districts.
Opponents of last year’s law say it subverts the democratic process by granting Emergency Managers unprecedented authority. That includes the power to cancel union contracts, dismiss employees and sell assets. Proponents, including Governor Rick Snyder, say it’s the only way out for cities and school districts mired in debt.
A new television series called LRN 101 is airing on WKAR TV. It’s the brainchild ofKeep Learning, a non-profit group committed to promoting education in the Lansing area. Our reWorking Michigan report looks at how the show can influence the perception of education.
Last Saturday, hundreds of students graduated from Lansing Community College. It was a time for celebration, but many of them are already in debt. Some will go on to four-year universities, where they’ll probably have to borrow a lot more money.
Protesters have disrupted a meeting in which a Michigan House committee approved a series of proposed election law changes, including one that would require a voter to present a photo ID or birth certificate when registering to vote.