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Former student, racer to talk at graduation

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.

Collective bargaining on this year’s ballot

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.

Blue Cross to be nonprofit

Governor Rick Snyder recently proposed major changes to the regulation of Michigan’s largest healthcare provider.

EMU gets renovations

Eastern Michigan University’s Physical Plant spent about $96 million on campus renovations over the summer.