Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Republican candidates, and one rock star, turned out in full force at Oakland University Monday night.
It was a message stated over and over by every politician, kid and rock star that took the stage Monday night at Paul Ryan's campaign rally at Oakland University. "This is the election of our lifetime." Read Ryan Addresses Thousands at OU Rally: 'Let's Go Out and Get This Done' A who's who of Michigan Republicans spoke for an hour before the guest of honor, Paul Ryan, came on stage. Here are the highlights: The Romney-Ryan supporter entered the Athletics Center O'rena as his "Born Free" blasted over the crowd. "You have to stand for something," the Clarkston rocker told the crowd of thousands in his speech introducing Ryan. "The No. 1 thing is for everyone to vote. So many great Americans gave the ultimate sacrifice for this right, so …
Monday, October 8, 2012
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan delivers midwestern-flavored message at Monday's rally on Oakland University campus.
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan appealed to Michiganders on a very personal level Monday night on the campus of Oakland University. Speaking to an estimated crowd of 2,000 with another 1,000 in an overflow room, Ryan's 30-minute speech was peppered with the Michigan connections between the candidate and the crowd he was addressing. From references to Michigan State's "thumping" of the Wisconsin Badgers last year to the fact that "overseas means across Lake Superior to us," Ryan was clearly feeling neighborly. He even took credit for a certain Detroit Tiger: ("You got Prince Fielder from us," he said. "He's still a hero to us in Milwaukee.") "If you draw a line from Muskegon straight across the lake, that's where I'm from," Ryan said …
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Businesses will talk to job seekers today at the Oakland Job Hub.
More than 60 companies — most with headquarters within a 20-mile radius of YOUR TOWN — will be talking to applicants today at the second annual Oakland Job Hub at Oakland University in Rochester. For companies to take part in the event, they were required to have immediate full-time openings in southeast Michigan. Most of the job openings are in IT and engineering. Last year, the event attracted 1,500 job seekers. The 10 a.m.-3 p.m. event is free to all job seekers, though if you plan to attend, you are asked to register online first. Registration and details about all of the job openings are available at www.mijobhub.com. Here's a look at the Oakland County companies hiring today: The Oakland Job Hub is 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today at the Oakland…
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Organizers of Oakland Job Hub 2012 are predicting 80 companies seeking engineers and other professionals will take part in massive employment event.
Get your suit and tie and resume ready. More than 30 companies have signed on to be part of the second annual Oakland Job Hub, planned for Feb. 23 at Oakland University. Last year, the event attracted 1,500 job seekers and 78 companies. Organizers are hoping for 80 companies this year, and they stress that in order to take part in the event, companies must have immediate full-time openings in southeast Michigan. So these jobs are for real. The cities of Rochester and Rochester Hills, along with the university, are sponsors for the event. Maureen Gentry, who works for the city of Rochester Hills, is an organizer of the event. She said most of the job openings that will be featured at the job hub are in IT and engineering (though Home Depot …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Projects in Oakland and around the region are part of National Day of Service next Monday.
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- Alan Stamm
Friday, January 13, 2012
Just two weeks into the year, you can make an impact in your community. Volunteer events around Oakland County on Sunday and Monday are part of a National Day of Service marking what would have been the 83rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. On a day when schools, government offices, courts, libraries and post offices are closed, students, families and others will work at charities, parks, churches and neighborhood centers to honor the slain civil rights leader meaningfully. Projects are scheduled in Bloomfield Hills, West Bloomfield, Pontiac and elsewhere. A partial list is below. These opportunities are part of United We Serve, an ongoing White House initiative. "America's new foundation will be built one community at a time…
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Eight presidential candidates talk jobs, housing, health care, taxes — and character.
Eight Republican presidential hopefuls took turns offering their thoughts on all aspects of the economy — and faith and trust — on the stage of a transformed O'rena on the campus of Oakland University on Wednesday night. In a nationally televised debate coordinated by the Michigan Republican Party, the university and CNBC, candidates Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum sparred on issues related to money, jobs, housing and taxes. One of them, Michigan GOP Chairman Bobby Schostak, said at the start of the two-hour debate, could likely be the "next leader of the free world." Outside the O'rena, about a hundred protesters gathered – far fewer than the thousands of …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Demonstrators make their opinions known at protest Wednesday night at Oakland University.
There was chanting, drum beating, yelling through megaphones and plenty of political posters on the campus of Oakland University on Wednesday night. The demonstrators, from all over Metro Detroit, converged on the campus for the GOP presidential debate. At about 5 p.m., dozens of protesters had gathered along the entrance of Oakland University, as passers-by honked their horns and yelled out car windows. "Republicans: rich and rude, we don't like their attitude," a large group of the protesters yelled. Amy Murawka, of the North Oakland Democratic Club, was protesting Mitt Romney's campaign for president with the slogan "No Mitt in the Mitten." "He's not going to support the middle class," Murawka said. "We gotta stay with (President Barack…
Traffic picks up, 'Free Speech' zone fills up and audience for Republican presidential candidates face-off line up Wednesday.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The wind picked up and large, dark clouds covered the sky over the Rochester area Wednesday afternoon as the eight Republican candidates blew into town Wednesday afternoon and evening for their debate at Oakland University. As audience members lined up for their tickets to tonight's debate, demonstrators from the Occupy Wall Street/Detroit movement and others started to gather in the fenced off field designated as the "Free Speech" zone. Joe Michnuk and his daughter, Jacquie Pichet of Dearborn Heights, were among the first demonstrators to arrive. Pichet said she'd participated in the Occupy Wall Street and Occupy Detroit demonstrations and wanted to have her voice heard at OU, too. "We came here to take a stand against these candidates," …