fundraising http://michiganradio.org en University of Michigan announces $4 billion fundraising goal http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-announces-4-billion-fundraising-goal <p>That's the largest fundraising goal ever for an American public university, and university officials say $1.7 billion has already been raised during what they call a two-year "silent" phase. Included in that $1.7 billion are several high-profile donations from alumni like <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/who-stephen-m-ross-and-what-will-200-million-be-used">Stephen Ross</a> and President <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/university-michigan-president-spouse-give-one-million-dollars-student-study-abroad">Mary Sue Coleman</a> herself.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:16:16 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15180 at http://michiganradio.org University of Michigan announces $4 billion fundraising goal So you think you can't dance? This Michigan Congressman will teach you http://michiganradio.org/post/so-you-think-you-cant-dance-michigan-congressman-will-teach-you <p>Congressman Bill Huizenga (R-MI 2nd) is hosting a ballroom dance class tonight in Washington D.C.</p><p>According to a story by <a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/reporters/bio/114" target="_blank">Niraj Chokshi</a> in the<a href="http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/it-only-takes-1-000-to-learn-to-dance-like-a-congressman-20130620"> National Journal</a>, Huizenga is charging $1,000 per couple and $1,500 for political action committees. Proceeds are going to his reelection campaign.</p> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 21:00:59 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13172 at http://michiganradio.org So you think you can't dance? This Michigan Congressman will teach you How about this license plate: RU Nuts? http://michiganradio.org/post/how-about-license-plate-ru-nuts <p><font color="#000000" face="Arial" id="role_document" size="2"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4"><font size="4">We&rsquo;ve got a few serious problems in this state, from the fact that we lost almost a million jobs in the past decade to the inconvenient truth that higher education has become both essential for all and highly unaffordable for a large percentage of us.</font></font></font></font></font></p> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:11:08 +0000 Jack Lessenberry 6018 at http://michiganradio.org How about this license plate: RU Nuts? Detroiters raise funds for RoboCop statue http://michiganradio.org/post/detroiters-raise-funds-robocop-statue <p>Ealier this week, a guy in Massachusetts sent this <a href="http://twitter.com">Twitter</a> message to Detroit Mayor Dave Bing:</p><blockquote><p>"Philadelphia has a statue of Rocky &amp; Robocop would kick Rocky's butt. He's a GREAT ambassador for Detroit."</p></blockquote><p><a href="http://twitter.com/#%21/mayordavebing">Mayor Bing's response</a>? Thanks, but no thanks.</p><blockquote><p>"There are not any plans to erect a statue of Robocop. Thank you for the suggestion."</p></blockquote><p>But Detroit artist <a href="http://greatamericanpixel.tumblr.com/">Jerry Paffendorf</a> and others are running with the idea. Paffendorf says the idea touched a "funny bone," and sparked "the kind of interest and intrigue in Detroit, and an interest in what <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093870/">Robocop</a> means to Detroit." Thu, 10 Feb 2011 21:55:31 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1246 at http://michiganradio.org Detroiters raise funds for RoboCop statue