Like thousands of Michigan baby-boomers, Ken Dawson is planning to retire soon. Dawson has spent six years at Michigan State University, most recently as a project representative in the school’s Infrastructure, Planning and Facilities Department. Unlike many of those retiring boomers, he will soon be embarking on a challenging adventure. Beginning in about a month, the Farmington Hills resident will begin a 3,100 mile hike atop the spine of North America: the Continental Divide.

Looking back on 50 years at MSU

Feb 3, 2014
WKAR/Joe Linstroth

Ron Flinn, the vice president for Strategic Infrastructure Planning and Facilities at MSU, is retiring in December after more than 50 years on campus.

Reporter Gretchen Millich Retires

Jun 15, 2012

One of WKAR's veteran reporters, Gretchen Millich, retired from WKAR on June 8.

Millich reported on the mid-Michigan community for 22 years, focusing on what listeners jokingly call “cops and critters.”  She was also heard occasionally as a substitute host for All Things Considered, and as a regular fundraising host on Morning Edition.  

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A state House committee goes to work this morning on a plan that would force teachers and other school employees to pay more for their retirement benefits. 

WKAR file photo

Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero says new studies show the city is falling farther behind in the funding of employee retirements.