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Lisa Barry

As a new academic year gets underway, 89.1 WEMU'S Lisa Barry spoke with University President Dr. Mark Schlissel in his on-campus office about a variety of topics, including the impact of immigration changes, recently raised questions about a major university donor, and, of course, football.


Governor Rick Snyder Defends Flint Advisory Board

Sep 21, 2016
Flint
Courtesy Photo / City of Flint

Governor Rick Snyder is defending a move by a board he appointed to oversee Flint.  The Receivership Transition Advisory Board (RTAB) has come under fire for revoking Flint’s ability to sue the state. 


6th Circuit Court of Appeals
Wikipedia Media Commons / wikipedia.org

The US Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals says booking photos in federal cases are not automatically available to the public.  


Michigan Court of Appeals
Courtesy Photo / Michigan Courts

The University of Michigan Board of Regents, and other public university boards, are allowed to meet behind closed doors as long as they’re not taking formal votes, according to a decision just handed down by the Michigan Court of Appeals.


Flint Water
Michigan Public Radio Network

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regional administrator is stepping down over the public health crisis in Flint. 

Rick Snyder
State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder says he’s closer to lifting the “pause” on his efforts to bring more refugees from Syria and the Middle East to Michigan. 


 Lawsuit: Michigan Regents Break Open Meetings Act     The Detroit Free Press has sued the University of Michigan, saying its Board of Regents routinely violates the state Open Meetings Act. The newspaper says it filed the suit Friday in the Michigan Court of Claims. The Associated Press left phone messages Sunday seeking comment from university spokespeople.