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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Election roundup:  Whitmer, Benson, Nessel, Kildee, Neeley win; State Legislature goes Democratic; All three proposals approved
Nov09

Election roundup: Whitmer, Benson, Nessel, Kildee, Neeley win; State Legislature goes Democratic; All three proposals approved

By Paul Rozycki Mid-term elections are typically bad news for the party in the White House. Yet, while some final votes are still being counted, the results of Tuesday’s mid-term election were better than expected for most Democrats.  In Michigan, Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and Attorney General Dana Nessel all were reelected after facing challenges from Trump-backed election denying...

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As UM – Flint launches changes, emeritus faculty register concern, call for “reasoned decisions”
Nov08

As UM – Flint launches changes, emeritus faculty register concern, call for “reasoned decisions”

By Jan Worth-Nelson In a letter to University of Michigan president Santa J. Ono, 21 University of Michigan  – Flint emeritus faculty have registered concerns about both the process and substance of changes proposed in a  “Strategic Transformation” initiative underway at the Flint campus. The one–page letter specifically targets UM – Flint Chancellor Debasish Dutta, whom the retired faculty declare has...

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Commentary:  Are YOU being represented?  Flint council members are elected to take a stand.  Abstaining shirks their duty
Nov05

Commentary: Are YOU being represented? Flint council members are elected to take a stand. Abstaining shirks their duty

  By Christopher Frye Editor of Flint: Our Community, Our Voice Election Day 2022 is upon us.  It is the day that We The People make our choices known on various ballot issues and elect Representatives to diverse legislative bodies from local school boards to our representatives in Congress.  Allow me to repeat…we are voting for people to represent us at diverse levels of government. Therefore, if elected, it is incumbent upon...

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A Review: Starry Messenger – Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization (2022) 
Nov02

A Review: Starry Messenger – Cosmic Perspectives on Civilization (2022) 

By Bob Thomas To gain a fresher perspective on the state of our current human beingness, I stepped into space with astrophysicist/educator Neil DeGrasse Tyson as my starry messenger. His book opens with an astronaut’s perspective:  You develop instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it.  From out there on the moon, International...

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