opinion Neal Rubin The Detroit News Published 12:38 PM EDT Apr 26, 2019 Betsy Crapps will tell you she doesn't deserve the credit for Mom Prom. She says the idea came from the Holy Spirit, and she was just sort of singing along. What this suggests is that No. 1: Crapps is probably too modest, and No. 2: the Holy Spirit likes to shake it down. The original Mom Prom in 2006 was Crapps and 11 friends from Canton Township, going to dinner at a Buca di Beppo in their ghastly prom and bridesmaid dresses and then overrunning a dance club in Plymouth. Shimmy forward 13 years, and Mom Prom has been featured in newspapers in France and Kuwait and on the Australian version of "Today." A screenwriter is shopping a Mom Prom script to producers, and someone else is talking up a docu-series. "Every so often, it hits me," Crapps says. The microphones, the cameras, the friendships, the good causes: "Do I realize what's happening?" Crapps expects 120 Mom Proms to rock ballrooms and … [Read more...] about Mom Proms: Where good things come from bad dresses
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The national college admissions scandal that has rocked elite universities revived the discussion about whether where you go to college determines success and the role of privilege in that process.With actresses Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman expected in court Wednesday to face charges, the conversation over college cred is particularly timely as colleges release their admission decisions and high school seniors and their families send off deposits by May 1 to secure a spot in the class of 2023.The Tribune reached out to some Chicago-area CEOs to ask where they went to college and what they got out of it. Many went on to earn advanced degrees at other institutions, but we found they put a lot of stock in their undergraduate experiences.Matt MaloneyFounder and CEO, GrubhubMichigan State University, class of 1998B.S., natural scienceMatt Maloney has a theory: It doesn’t really matter where you get an undergraduate degree.“There was no conscious decision to end up in … [Read more...] about With the admissions scandal in the news, we asked 10 Chicago CEOs: Does where you go to college really matter?
Kathleen Gray Detroit Free Press Published 7:19 AM EST Nov 7, 2018 The 2017 local elections were the first sign for Vicki Barnett that Democrats were going to see gains in the 2018 campaign cycle. Democrats picked up seats on city councils in the traditionally Republican bastions of Novi, Troy, Rochester and Farmington. And the new housing going up in places like Milford and Commerce Township was attracting a breed of voter that was more moderate, well-educated and tired of the hostile rhetoric coming from Washington D.C. and President Donald Trump. The slew of Democrats elected to office on Tuesday wasn’t enough to shift the Republican majorities in the state House of Representatives or Senate, but those margins did significantly shrink. And Democrats picked up the governor's seat with Gretchen Whitmer's victory, ended a nearly 30-year drought in the Secretary of State's office with Jocelyn Benson's win and Dana Nessel was clinging to a narrow lead in the race for … [Read more...] about Democrats fail to flip Michigan House or Senate