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Some of you may have seen the recent 60 Minutes piece on the business side of college football. It caught my interest because it was mostly focused on the University of Michigan football program. I guess it’s no surprise that like other universities, Michigan relies on its football program to generate the money it needs [...]
I have recently been thinking about some of my early adventures in Detroit during what must have been the 1930s. My uncle Bill Beyster was a member of the Detroit Athletic Club, which was a big deal at the time.
The club was established in 1887, and I believe most of Detroit’s automotive pioneers and top [...]
The big news this past week was the Facebook IPO. As you surely know by now, most investment analysts had great expectations for the stock, but were somewhat disappointed when the shares sank well below the opening price of $38 a share in subsequent days. Now there are all sorts of Congressional investigations and lawsuits [...]
Many of you know that the University of Michigan recently decided to give the Computer Science and Engineering building on campus a new name: the Bob and Betty Beyster Building. Two weeks ago, Betty and I flew out to Michigan to participate in the official dedication of the building, and to enjoy a variety of [...]
I will be flying out to Ann Arbor on Easter Sunday with my wife Betty, my daughter Mary Ann, and several others. We have an ambitious schedule laid out for us, including the dedication of the Bob and Betty Beyster Building on the University of Michigan campus, a tour of the Henry Ford Museum and [...]
Well, the engineering students at the University of Michigan have been busy lately. It seems that a group of engineering students pulled a prank of the sort typical at many universities. I have to say that I was impressed with the imagination of the students who pulled off this particular prank, and their ingenuity in [...]