Rochester/Rochester Hills

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address

March 13th 2014

Rochester Hills Mayor Barnett’s State of the City Address (Bryan K. Barnett, March 13, 2014, presented March 12, 2014) •           Good evening. It is my privilege to welcome you here tonight as I present the 2014 Rochester Hills State of the City from the totally radical Emagine Theatre. •           This is my 8th State of […]

TEDx Conference comes to OU March 15

March 13th 2014

TEDx Conference comes to OU March 15 (Oakland University Press Release, March 13, 2014) In the spirit of spreading ideas, spurring dialogue and sharing knowledge, Oakland University will host its first-ever TEDx Conference. Along with a number of educational exhibits, the event will offer presentations from experts in a variety of fields. Featured speakers all […]

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital

March 11th 2014

Suspected Heroin Overdose Sends Rochester Hills Man to Hospital (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, March 11, 2014) INCIDENT:  01:30 hrs. March 11- City of Rochester Hills  Possible Overdose    #14-035484 SUMMARY:  Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Willowood for an unconscious subject in the bathroom.  A 20-year old resident of the home was lying on the […]

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering

March 4th 2014

OU Ranks 4th in Country for Percentage of Women in Engineering (Oakland University Press Release, March 4, 2014) Oakland University is ranked fourth in the country for the percentage of women tenured/tenure-track faculty in engineering. According to recent data from the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), Oakland University is among national leaders in categories […]

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated

February 28th 2014

MEAP Scores Released, Improvement in Reading Celebrated (Michigan Dept. of Education Press Release, Feb. 28, 2014) Reading test scores for Michigan fourth graders improved for the fourth consecutive year, the Michigan Department of Education reported today. Results from the Fall 2013 Michigan Education Assessment Program (MEAP) are reflective of what children had learned the previous […]

Rochester Hills Suicide Reported

February 18th 2014

Rochester Hills Suicide Reported (Oakland County Sheriff’s Department, Feb. 18, 2014) INCIDENT:  06:43 hrs. Feb. 12 – Rochester Hills- Adult Suicide – #14-021492 SUMMARY: Deputies responded to a welfare check at an address in the [removed by editor] . The caller stated she and her husband were to go to court today to finalize a […]

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts

February 9th 2014

Bridge Magazine Ranks Michigan School Districts (Crystal Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Bridge Magazine looked at public school districts and public charters and compared them based on performance weighted by economics to determine how schools are performing compared to expectations.  The publication used three years’ worth of data and ranked the schools.  A score of 100 […]

Gas Station Clerk in Troy Killed Saturday

February 9th 2014

Gas Station Clerk in Troy Killed Saturday (Crystal A. Proxmire, Feb. 9, 2014) Troy Police are investigating the death of an elderly Rochester man who was working behind the counter of the Clark gas station at Rochester Road and South Blvd on Saturday. The man was found dead Saturday afternoon with a single gunshot wound […]

Suicide Reported in Rochester Hills

February 9th 2014

Suicide Reported in Rochester Hills (Oakland County Sheriff’s Dept., Feb. 9, 2014) INCIDENT:  10:41 hrs. Feb. 5, 2014 – City of Rochester Hills- Suicide – #14-017920 SUMMARY: Deputies along with the Rochester Hills Fire Department responded to an address in the 1100 block of Bluebird Drive for a suicide. OUTCOME OF INCIDENT:    Upon arrival deputies […]

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG

February 2nd 2014

Mode Shift’s Road Map To Understanding SEMCOG (David Sands, Mode Shift, Feb. 2, 2014, orig. wearemodeshift.org/mode-shifts-road-map-understanding-semcog) It was a noteworthy 2013 for the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments. The organization not only helped jumpstart the new Regional Transit Authority, but it’s been busy developing a regional non-motorized transportation plan and conducting an analysis of rapid transit […]