Oakland University Named a ‘Best’ Business School by ‘The Princeton Review’

The Oakland University School of Business Administration is among the top business schools in the country, according to The Princeton Review.

Oakland University’s School of Business Administration is among the nation’s best business schools, according to The Princeton Review. The education services company profiles the school in the new 2016 edition of its annual book, “The Best 295 Business Schools” and on its website. “We recommend Oakland’s business school as one of the best to earn an MBA,” said Robert Franek, Princeton Review senior vice president-publisher. “We chose 295 schools in this book based on our … [Read more...]

Meadow Brook Theatre Opens 50th Season

Meadow Brook Theatre's Artistic Director Travis Walter watches as Board President Thom Foxlee welcomes the start of the 50th season - photo by Michael Dwyer

Founded in 1966 with First Production the following year! Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's largest producing non-profit professional theatre, hosted a special ribbon cutting ceremony on October 5, 2015. Congressional, State, County and City Leadership and Oakland University Leadership were all in attendance including: Congressman Michael Bishop; State Representative Michael Webber; Mayor Jeffery T. Cuthbertson of Rochester; Mayor Bryan K. Barnett of Rochester Hills; Oakland County Director of … [Read more...]

Candidates for Rochester Hills Mayoral Race with VIDEO

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Rochester Media and The Community Edge had a chance to capture video of all three candidates running for mayor of Rochester Hills. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3. While there will be only two names on the ballot that day, there are three full bids for the seat. Jim Stevens and Ravi Yalamanchi are on the ballot and Mayor Bryan Barnett is running as a Write-In candidate. Each video is about three minutes, please take a few moments to hear from all three candidates. First up is Jim … [Read more...]

Oakland University, Wayne Law Partnership Offers Fast Track to Bachelor’s Plus Law Degree

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Students will be able to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in six years through a new partnership announced today by Oakland University and Wayne State University Law School. Traditionally, earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a law degree would total seven years. With this agreement, students will transfer 30 credits from courses at the law school back to Oakland to meet bachelor’s degree requirements. To apply, Oakland University students must have completed a … [Read more...]

Falcons and Highlanders Compete for a Cause in the Crosstown Charity Bowl

Crosstown Charity Bowl

The 2015 Crosstown Charity Bowl football game will be hosted at the Adams High School stadium on Friday, October 16, at 7 p.m., pitting the Rochester Falcons against the Adams Highlanders. While many games remain on the respective schedules for the Adams and Rochester High School football teams, both squads are looking forward to their week eight matchup with much anticipation. The theme for the event is “Freedom is Not Free.” The Crosstown Charity Bowl is a charitable initiative focused … [Read more...]

Michigan Made Shurms Candy Available at Local Cider Mills

Shurms Candy Operation in Oakland Township - photo by Michael Dwyer

Cider Mills Open, Local Products a Hit Fall can be bittersweet. The end of summer, back to school, and snow around the corner will make most people wish they had done more in June and July. However, the autumn also brings many wonderful traditions. Cider mills, Halloween, and the changing colors of the trees are some of the best things in Michigan. Cider Mill season is in full swing—October is now here—with local products on hand to catch the eyes of conscience-minded shoppers. … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Are the New ‘Muppets’ Cute or Creepy?


Dear Crabby, One of the TV shows I was really excited for this fall was the rebooted The Muppets. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed. What do you think? Thanks, Suzy Marionette Dear Suzy Marionette, Well, you’re certainly not alone in your disappointment. Before the show even aired, advocacy group One Million Moms was already calling for its removal from the ABC lineup. They say it’s ‘perverted’ and not family-friendly. … [Read more...]

County Employees Give Record $7,000 to Trooper’s Family

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Oakland County employees donated a record $7,000 through a Special Casual Day fundraiser to the family of Michigan State Trooper Chad Wolf, who died in the line of duty on Aug. 28 while on patrol in northern Oakland County. Wolf was struck by a vehicle towing a trailer and was dragged several miles on I-75. County Executive L. Brooks Patterson gave the check to Wolf’s district commander, Capt. Monica Yesh, during a brief news conference on Wednesday. “We normally reserve Special Casual … [Read more...]

Clinton River Trail Users Have New Rest Stop

Rochester resident Gelene Pigott trys out the new bench she donated for the Clinton River Trail. Immediately adjacent to the Letica Rd. trailhead, the bench is ADA compliant and provides a great view of the trail and the river

Travelers on the Clinton River Trail now have a new place to rest near downtown Rochester thanks to the generous donation of area resident Gelene Pigott. Working through the Friends of the Clinton River Trail’s (FCRT) Memorial Bench Program, Gelene provided the necessary funds for installation of an ADA compliant bench at the Letica Road trailhead overlooking both the trail and the Clinton River. Gelene and her two sons, Troy Pigott and Trent Pigott, are frequent users of the Clinton … [Read more...]

Calling All Designers for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees

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Plans are well underway for the 2nd Annual Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees, November 20-22. The Downtown Rochester Festival of Trees is a holiday spectacular unlike any other, featuring trees, wreaths, stockings, tablescapes and more designed and donated by the Metro Detroit community. The Rochester DDA is seeking businesses, organizations, individuals and families to donate their time and talents to this year’s event. Over 60 designers have already committed to this year’s event … [Read more...]