1. Senator Gary Peters Speaks to Ross School of Business Students

    Mark Rivett posted August 29, 2018
    Gary Peters and Ross

    Senator Gary Peters (D-MI) speaks to U-M Ross School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) students

    Each year, U-M Ross School of Business Master of Accounting (MAcc) students travel to Washington, D.C. to take part in an Accounting and Public Policy Symposium. The symposium offers opportunities to explore the intersection of public policy and business through classroom discussion, visits by top-level speakers and trips to relevant sites in Washington, D.C.

    On August 28th, U-M MAcc students had the opportunity to hear from Senator Gary Peters (D-MI). Senator Peters holds an M.B.A. in Finance and was able to speak to the students about bringing a business mindset to Washington, D.C. He discussed some of his legislative work that draws on his finance background, such as his work surrounding audits at the Department of Defense.. Sen. Peters also discussed the importance of engagement in public policy and offered advice to the students on how they can involve themselves in the legislative process.

  2. Michigan Primaries – August 7th

    Mark Rivett posted July 23, 2018

    For more information visit Michigan Secretary of State

    On August 7, 2018, Michigan will hold a primary election to select candidates to run for Governor, the U.S. Senate, and House of Representatives.  In addition, races that may not draw as much attention will feature candidates for the State Senate, State House of Representative, judicial posts and city and county positions.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr.

    “Voting is the foundation stone for political action.”

    Michigan is an open primary state, which means voters do not have to be registered with a political party to cast their ballots. A comprehensive list of candidates can be found at the Secretary of State’s website.

    Also available on the website is the Michigan Voter Information Center. There you can view a sample ballot, request and track an absentee ballot, verify your voter registration, find your polling place, contact your local election official, and find answers to frequently asked questions.

    Susan B. Anthony

    Susan B. Anthony

    “Suffrage is the pivotal right.”

  3. Representative John Moolenaar Speaks About the Importance of Scientific Research at Science Coalition Headliner Breakfast

    Mark Rivett posted July 12, 2018
    Science Coalition

    From Left to Right: Michigan’s 4th District Rep. John Moolenaar, Dr. Iain Boyd, and Madeline Nykaza

    Over fifty universities, including The University of Michigan and Wayne State University, form The Science Coalition – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to sustaining the Federal Government’s investment in basic scientific research as a means to stimulate the economy, spur innovation and drive America’s global competitiveness. Michigan’s 4th District Representative John Moolenaar joined the Coalition at their July 11th, 2018 Headliner Breakfast in Washington D.C.

    Rep. Moolenaar was introduced by Dr. Iain Boyd, the James E. Knott Professor of Engineering at U-M. Dr. Boyd expressed thanks to Rep. Moolenaar for all he does to support federal investments in scientific research.

    Rep. Moolenaar is on the House Appropriations Committee, where he serves on the Subcommittee of Labor-HHS-Education. During the Headliner Breakfast he spoke about the importance of increasing funding for NIH to fight cancer, Alzheimer’s and the opioid crisis. Afterwards, he fielded questions from the attendees about how universities can best engage with Members of Congress to support their shared goals.

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