A 74-year-old building at Eastern Michigan University is undergoing a $3.6 million renovation so it can house the school's new physician's assistant program, which will launch in spring 2014.
Blight beat: Nearly one year after fire, Ypsilanti Township apartment building demolition moves forward
An Ypsilanti Township apartment building damaged in a Molotov cocktail attack nearly a year ago will soon be demolished.
Each June we set aside a day to honor the father figure in our lives. However you recognize dad today, take time to recall those memories you'll never forget.
Last week, AnnArbor.com asked it our readers to take the time to share those memories, and we have featured them below.
Ben Freed | AnnArbor.comSometimes, a by-product of the scientific process can turn out to be more important — or more valuable — than the intended result.
Algal Scientific began in 2008 as an attempt to harness the power of algae to clean wastewater. Geoff Horst, a Ph.D. candidate at Michigan State University at the time, teamed up with two University of Michigan business school master's students and one U-M Ph.D. student to enter the idea into the DTE Clean Energy Prize competition.
Courtney Sacco | AnnArbor.comAlthough the ultimate decision will rest with the Board of Regents, the exact form the search will take has yet to be announced. Focus groups are likely; an advisory committee, which was used when Coleman was hired in 2002, may be used again. Last month, the university's faculty members publicly (and understandably) stated they want a voice in the process.
Whatever form the search takes, it's clear that certain qualities will be important to find in the person the university eventually hires. Among them:
Amy Biolchini | AnnArbor.comOne of the most dangerous intersections in Washtenaw County at Carpenter and Packard roads will get a $65,000 safety upgrade.
Work will begin Monday at the Pittsfield Township crossing, where there were 114 crashes reported in 2011.
Here's the schedule for tonight's Top of the Park, the free (donations welcome), outdoor component of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. Descriptions provided by the festival. Top of the Park takes place in the area around East Washington Street at Ingalls Mall, except as noted.
2 p.m.; Kids Music Workshop with Ice Cream Vendors - Ann Arbor District Main Library
ICV's Jon Kostal and Greg Barnett let you in on their unique approach to songwriting; includes an interactive demonstration.
Substantial accomplishments can be achieved in the year ahead, provided you are able to stay well-organized and keep your priorities straight. Don't put the cart before the horse.
I have a bizarre dilemma that needs a light touch in handling. My wife, my children and I are very close to my grandparents, who live within an easy drive. We still see them often, and never miss birthdays, holidays, etc. My grandparents are generous with gifts but, in recent years, gifts have been replaced by checks (usually about $100) because it's harder for them to get around to stores. No problems there, of course.
The issue is that the amount given to me is usually double the amount given to my wife, who spends as much time with my grandparents as I do, if not more. I seriously doubt this is an intentional slight.
My guess is that they don't think of the implications for my wife, who is in a small way somewhat hurt by the move. It's just a sense-of-worth thing that unfortunately is manifested in a monetary gift. Is there an easy way to handle this without hurting someone's feelings or coming off as ungrateful?
I am writing you not because of a problem, but because of two special people in my life.
I have two daughters, both in their 20s. They are well-educated and happy. I adore them. My wife and I consider ourselves lucky to be their parents. We never pushed them toward goals or to succeed, but they are self-motivated and confident.
I have come to the conclusion that some of us are quite blessed. I'd like you to know that at least two parents in this world realize that we are, and that we count our blessings. I am older now, and my relationship with my daughters continues to mature and grow. Older age has its joys, too -- some far deeper than I had ever imagined. -- AN APPRECIATIVE FATHER IN OREGON