Rochester Community Schools Board of Education Members take Oath of Office

The Honorable Julie A. Nicholson, Chief Judge of the 52nd District Court, swore in three Rochester Community School District Board of Education members during the regular meeting Monday evening. Taking the oath of office were Sandra Fiaschetti, Ph.D., Kevin Beers, and Michelle Bueltel. Fiaschetti and Beers are returning members with six-year terms. Bueltel will serve a two-year partial term to finish out the incumbency period of a previous member who had resigned. “I am a parent of two … [Read more...]

Oakland University President, Gary Russi announces retirement

According to the University website: Oakland University President Gary D. Russi today announced his retirement effective August 1, 2013. The Board of Trustees will appoint Associate Vice President for Outreach Betty J. Youngblood, Ph.D., interim president at its next formal session. Russi will work together with Youngblood to ensure a smooth transition as a national search for a new president begins. "Dr. Russi has been a transformational leader for Oakland University. He has made a lasting … [Read more...]

Dreams, partners help museum grow

These are exciting times for the tiny Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farms. Despite an economic downturn that has forced it to cut staffing and share its space with the city’s environmental education center, the museum is growing and busier than ever. Its most recent effort, the restoration of the Stoney Creek Schoolhouse, has been honored by the city’s Historic District Commission with the 2012 Earl Borden Award for historic preservation. The next big project, the restoration and … [Read more...]