Michigan Minimum Wage to Increase on Jan. 1


Students working on campus will earn more in 2022! The minimum wage rate will increase to $9.87 on Jan. 1, up from the current $9.65. Michigan’s Improved Workforce Opportunity Wage Act of 2018 establishes the annual schedule and increases.

Olivia Wright Receives Collegiate Guiding Star Award


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Olivia Wright (’23, IE/MGMT) was named a Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Collegiate Guiding Star.

This award recognizes exceptional collegiate leaders who have made outstanding contributions to SWE, the engineering community, their campus, and the community and have been a member of SWE for at least two years. No more than 15 Guiding Star Awards are presented each year nationally.

“It is such an honor to be nominated by the section. Thank you for this opportunity,” Wright said. “All of our ideas and initiatives could not be possible without the tremendous support and help from our members.”

Wright will receive the award at the SWE Local Conference in Buffalo, New York, in April.

Robot Honor Society Inducts New Members

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Eight new members were welcomed into the Robot Honor Society on Dec. 7 during an event.

The Robot Honor Society recognizes 1 percent of students for their outstanding creative leadership, service that transcends self and citizenship that demonstrates responsibility. Students go through a highly selective process conducted by their peers, staff and faculty.

Congratulations to the following new members:


Parker Authier
’22, EE/CE


Alexandra Bahm
’24, Management


Rachel Learman
’22, Biochem


Austin Schmitz
’23, ME


Candance Ulett
’22, ME


Valerie Verhaeghe
’22, Applied Biology

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Dr. Veronica Moorman
Associate Professor of Biochemistry

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Dr. Allan Taylor
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering

Holiday Break Reminder, Building Access


As you get ready to head out and enjoy the holiday break, remember to double-check the following:

  • All areas should be locked
  • Space heaters, fans, lights, computers, other machines turned off
  • Remove plastic liner from your wastebasket, tie it up and put it in a trash barrel provided in the hallway
  • Clean all food from your desk area and refrigerators
  • Remove any “natural” decorations from buildings to minimize fire hazards
  • There will be no Bulldog Weekly on Dec. 28 or Jan. 4.

Building Access
Effective at 7 a.m., this Thursday, Dec. 23, until the resumption of business on Tuesday, Jan. 4, building access will be as follows:

  • Campus Center: Access only through front doors on Chevrolet Avenue
  • Academic Building: Access through the Campus Center front doors on Chevrolet Avenue via the tunnel. Check in at the Campus Safety Office.
  • C.S. Mott Building: Access through the Campus Center front doors on Chevrolet Avenue. Check in at the Campus Safety Office.
  • Rec Center/Thompson Hall: Closed

Note, students will not have access to campus buildings through 7 a.m., Monday, Jan. 10. If faculty members want students to have access, advanced permission must be granted by the Provost’s Office.

Call Campus Safety at (810) 762) 9501 in case of emergency.

Panopto Unavailable on Jan. 8




Panopto, the University’s video management system, will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8 until 1 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 9 for system upgrades and maintenance.

During this time, you won’t have access to any video content in the Panopto system or in online courses.

Please plan your coursework around this outage. Thanks for understanding.