Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:23pm

To wrap up the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference Thursday evening, Gov. Rick Snyder addressed a packed theater, recognizing the progress being made in the state — particularly in regard to the ongoing water crisis in Flint — and discussing solutions to statewide infrastructure issues.

The second-term governor highlighted new economy commissions in a push for Michigan’s transition to become the leader in not only the auto industry but also the mobility industry, or the use of data to optimise the mobility of goods.

Friday, June 3, 2016 - 9:12pm

In his Wednesday evening keynote address at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan spoke about how far the city has come during his first term, also outlining the great challenges still facing the region in areas such as education and job growth.

Highlighting the 2016 conference theme of “urban education,” Duggan first spoke about the major success Detroit recently had in ensuring that every child who graduates from a Detroit high school is guaranteed his or her tuition for two years of community college.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:09pm
Mayor of Detroit Mike Duggan attends the Macinac Island Policy Conference on Wednesday.

Focus turned to Detroit and its public schools at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference on Wednesday, with a panel on DPS and a keynote address from Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, in which DPS was a subject of his discussion. 

Panelists Dan Quisenberry, president of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies, and John Rakolta Jr., chairman and CEO of Walbridge and co-chairman for the Coalition for the Future of Detroit School Children, debated DPS reform in general and the place of Michigan Senate Bill 710-711 within it.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:40pm

The 36th annual Detroit Regional Chamber’s Mackinac Policy Conference kickeds off today with focuses on entrepreneurship, urban education and investing in the future.

The annual conference aims to bring together various local, state and national leaders in business, politics, philanthropy and media to discuss issues relevant to the Detroit area.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 2:51pm
Engineering junior Rachel Wallace volunteers at Spring Fest on Wednesday.

Greek life philanthropy efforts were included as a part of MUSIC Matters’ SpringFest on Wednesday for the first time in the five-year history of the event.

Monday, April 11, 2016 - 8:33pm
University of Michigan President Mark Schissel, Director of William Clements Library Kevin Graffagnino, LSA student Christy Finkenstadet, and Chairman of William Clements Library Peter Heydon cut the ribbon to reopen the William Clements Library on Monday

After being closed for more than two years during a $17 million renovation, the William Clements Library officially re-opened with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 2:54pm

The full list of performers and events for the Unviersity of Michigan’s SpringFest were released Wednesday, including Canadian rapper SonReal and a slate of Detroit-focused programming.

The fifth annual SpringFest, hosted by MUSIC Matters, will take place Wednesday, April 13th. The day-long festival aims to encompass all things Michigan, with activities on the Diag and an evening charity concert featuring hip-hop group Migos.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 7:32pm
Center for Michigan Outreach Coordinator Dwayne Barnes speaks about CLOSUP in the Ford School on Wednesday.

The Center for Michigan held a polling event in Ann Arbor Wednesday, during which 68 percent of attendees said their trust in Michigan’s government is “low” or “very low.”

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:08pm

King said higher education institutions have a responsibility to expand opportunity and target support to lower-income students, particularly Federal Pell Grant recipients. Federal Pell Grants are need-based grants for students given in a maximum amount of $5,815 yearly.

Monday, March 14, 2016 - 7:45pm
General George W. Casey Jr. speaks about military mental health at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy on Monday.

At a talk at the Ford School Monday, General George Casey Jr., former U.S. Army chief of staff, said some of the most dangerous threats in the world today are posed by non-state actors such as al-Qaeda and ISIS, focusing on the persistent existence of world conflict with these actors and the subsequent mental health impacts war has on soldiers and veterans.