Howard “Howdy” S. Holmes, a former auto racer and successful CEO, has been announced as the commencement speaker for Eastern Michigan University’s Dec. 16 graduation ceremony. The EMU Board of Regents approved his nomination, and also chose Holmes and Philanthropist Phillip Jenkins to receive honorary degrees, during their board meeting Oct. 30.
On the East Coast of the U.S., Hurricane Sandy has destroyed buildings, flooded streets and cut power to parts of the nation’s most densely populated regions.
Michigan residents will be voting whether or not to approve Proposal 2, the so-called Protect Our Jobs amendment, on the Nov. 6 ballot. Proposal 2 would add the right to collectively bargain, for both public and private sector employees, to the state constitution.
The Ann Arbor Transportation Authority’s board of directors unanimously approved a new operating budget for the 2012-13 year, which took effect Oct.
Governor Rick Snyder recently proposed major changes to the regulation of Michigan’s largest healthcare provider.
Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant spent about $96 million on campus renovations over the summer.
With high knees, high aerials and high expectations, the Eastern Michigan University Marching Band is ready to hit a high note this fall.