Mott grants $10 million toward $26.4 million Berston Field House upgrades
Dec02

Mott grants $10 million toward $26.4 million Berston Field House upgrades

By Harold C. Ford Plans to upgrade and expand Flint’s venerable Berston Field House just got a huge boost from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation (CSMF). In November the foundation announced it would grant $10 million to the city of Flint “to support new construction and renovations” at the nearly 100-year-old center on Flint’s near north side at 3300 Saginaw St. The CSMF grant provides a major chunk of  a $26.4 million project which...

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City Clerk candidates – Guillen and Donohue – to be interviewed Dec. 5
Dec01

City Clerk candidates – Guillen and Donohue – to be interviewed Dec. 5

By Tom Travis Out of 24 applicants two will be interviewed next Monday, December 5, in an open public meeting, for the position of Flint City Clerk – Angela Guillen and Davina Donahue (currently serving as the Interim-City Clerk). East Village Magazine (EVM) has reached out to both candidates but neither have responded. City of Flint Human Resources (HR) Director, Eddie Smith, explained to the council in a November 9 meeting...

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The Who’s Tommy in Concert at The Capitol Theatre
Nov25

The Who’s Tommy in Concert at The Capitol Theatre

By Patsy Isenberg “Explosive!”   That’s how the Flint Repertory Theatre’s producing artistic director Michael Lluberes described the musical “The Who’s Tommy,” which played to an almost sold-out audience and nearly brought the house down at the Capital Theatre Nov. 18 and 19. He added in his notes from the program that the show is “an exhilarating story of hope, healing, and the human spirit....

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Analysis: UM – Flint wrestling with implications of Strategic Transformation effort:  will liberal arts — or the campus itself —  survive?
Nov25

Analysis: UM – Flint wrestling with implications of Strategic Transformation effort: will liberal arts — or the campus itself — survive?

By Jan Worth-Nelson Pressed by a complex mix of serious financial issues, declining enrollment, momentum to supply expected workforce needs, effects of the pandemic, and even socio-cultural shifts, the University of Michigan – Flint is grappling with the likelihood of major changes in its character and institutional design. It appears the new era is already underway, with the launch in 2021 of the new College of innovation and...

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Herkenroder and Lewis voted president and vice-president of Flint city council, city clerk interviews to be Dec. 5
Nov17

Herkenroder and Lewis voted president and vice-president of Flint city council, city clerk interviews to be Dec. 5

By Tom Travis Councilperson Allie Herkenroder (Ward 7) was selected Monday on a 6-3 vote to be Flint city council president, with  Councilperson Ladel Lewis (Ward 2) as vice-president. Councilpersons Eric Mays (Ward 1), Jerri Winfrey-Carter (Ward 5) and Tonya Burns (Ward 6) voted against Herkenroder and Lewis. In addition, the council accepted a $10 million grant from the C.S. Mott Foundation and an additional $1.5 million from the...

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UM responds to emeritus faculty:  allegations “taken seriously,”  Flint campus offers “much promise”
Nov11

UM responds to emeritus faculty: allegations “taken seriously,” Flint campus offers “much promise”

By Jan Worth-Nelson Allegations of an injudicious decision-making process and concerns about top-level bullying at the University of Michigan  – Flint have been “taken seriously” and have been responded to “appropriately,”  University of Michigan spokespersons said Friday. Associate Emerita Professor Theodosia Robertson and the other 20 former UM – Flint faculty who signed a letter of concern sent...

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