LiftoffBy Tanya Rogovyk on October 17, 2011 at 9:00 am
- Ten Years of Giving Back: Bill Clinton takes the stage at A Decade of Difference, a celebrity-studded concert honoring the 10th anniversary of his foundation as well as his 65th birthday. ”I am the only person in history who got to be president and who then had a post-presidential party attended both by Lady Gaga and the Secretary of State.”
- OWS Update: Ninety-two more protestors outside of Time Square and 172 more in Chicago were arrested early yesterday morning for protesting past curfew, loitering around privately owned businesses, and failure to disperse. OWS has now raised over $300,000.
- MLK Memorial: Obama addresses the main challenges our nation faces today during his dedication of the new Stone of Hope memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
- There’s Still Time: Kevin Ratfery of the Michigan Daily tells us why our chances at a great season in football are not over, despite the loss to MSU this past weekend.
- A New Future for our Auto Industry: President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited the Lake Orion GM Assembly Plant, here in Michigan on Friday afternoon. A new agreement with S. Korea ensures the creation of over 70,000 American jobs as well as will lessen tariffs on US goods sold in South Korea. “We’re going to invest in your future because we believe in American-built,” Obama said. “But most importantly, we believe in American workers. And today, I can stand here and say the investment paid off.” Lee added, “Motor City is going to come back again, and it’s going to revive its past glory.”
- Maybe Time to Return to the Dorms: UM has budgeted $440 million to renovate it’s residence halls, renewing one hall at a time. If you think North Quad looks great (UM spent $75 million during construction) then you might want to focus your attention to East Quad, which is currently in the planning stages with a budget of $119 million.
(Photo by Zanthia under a Creative Commons license)