Jan. 30 2019
• Engler, by and large, did the job he was hired to do: Protect MSU’s finances. There was no reason for trustees to apologize to anyone when they accepted his resignation. Instead, trustees...
Presidential search continues under new leadership
Jan. 24 2019
With John Engler’s resignation as president of Michigan State University, officials there hope to craft a renewed vision of healing and accountability on campus. It’s a refreshing mentality...
Nov. 29 2018
“They ignore the voiced concerns of township citizens about the need to have a well-qualified candidate with financial management skills selected and to not break the trust the citizens have in their...
Williamston board president unseated in recall election
Nov. 15 2018
Three trustees — Nancy Deal, Sarah Belanger and Christopher Lewis — were able to survive the recall effort. But Greg Talberg, the school board’s president, lost to Karen Potter, an opponent...
Carol Koenig continues bid for public defender
Nov. 8 2018
But there is still the county ethics policy, which states: “Regardless of whether any commissioner has expressed any interest in a particular hiring or promotion, the Human Resources Department and...
Oct. 25 2018
The board has led our district to wonderful achievements for the children in our schools. Despite receiving the lowest possible foundation grant per pupil, Williamston Community Schools beat out neighboring...
Four on school board facing Nov. 6 recall
Oct. 18 2018
The board of education at the rural, 1,800-student school district passed two policies last year that have only helped to normalize what Gebott sees as a troubling “trend” in which an increasing...
Brent Knight’s vision takes shape at LCC
Sept. 6 2018
You don’t have to enroll at Lansing Community College to learn stuff. If you wander into the place by mistake —fooled by the drab architecture into thinking this is where you check in with...
Transgender policy debate mirrors national politics
Aug. 23 2018
Lists of more than 1,400 names last week were turned into Ingham County officials amid an effort to remove board members Greg Talberg, Christopher Lewis, Nancy Deal and Sarah Belanger. The petitions weren’t...