Students with demonstrated ongoing commitment to fighting hunger are encouraged to apply for a $5,000 scholarship and $5,000 grant
Did you know that in addition to the Gale databases* listed in the MeL Databases tab (of which there are 30) there are some specialty (aka Power Pack) resources available to all Michigan residents? 21 topic area collections are included as part of basic searches in many of the listed Gale databases but they can also be selected individually or in groups for a more focused query. Access to these topic collections is easy and direct by clicking on the link in the
On this date in 2001, Margaret Chiara was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Michigan. She was forced to resign on March 16, 2007.
On March 23, 2007, the New York Times reported that Chiara was told by a senior Justice Department official that she was being removed to make way for a new attorney that the Bush administration wanted to groom.
Peggy Lue McCreery has a hunger in her soul for trees, for the shade of maples and oaks, for the silvery rustle of a birch in the wind.
Season after season she has tried to coax a leafy bower from the red earth of the Oklahoma plains, planting oaks and poplar seedlings she found in Chicago. She didn't understand her longing for tall trees until her husband discovered he had married into a family of American Indians, the Potawatomi (Pot-ah-WAT-ah-mee).
On Oct. 23, 1959, successful director Sam Raimi was born in Royal Oak. Raimi attended Michigan State University and went on to direct movies like "For Love of the Game," "The Gift" and "Spider-Man."
Source: Michigan Every Day
Clarence Monroe Burton (November 18, 1853 – October 23, 1932) was a Detroit lawyer and businessman, historian, and philanthropist.
Once asked by the newspaper what he did for recreation, Clarence Burton replied, “work hard at old books.” Blow him a kiss next time you visit the library.
Clarence Monroe Burton was born in Whiskey Diggings, a California gold rush town, in November 1853. His parents – Charles Seymour Burton, a doctor, and Annie Monroe Burton, a poet – had come to California in a wagon train from Battle Creek, Michigan, earlier that year.
From 1898 to 1914, the Michigan Agricultural College Aggies had won only once against University of Michigan football teams in 1913, by a score of 12-7 in Ann Arbor. But on this day, the Aggies led by the standout African American tackle Gideon Smith, beat the Wolverines 24-0, and the event quickly became known as "the Slaughter", at least in East Lansing.
By the way, the University of Michigan enjoyed home field advantage in 44 of the first 50 games.
Application deadline: January 26, 2017
NEA Big Read is accepting applications from non-profit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs between September 2017 and June 2018.
NEA Big Read is a national program that broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.