Ambassador Ron Weiser of McKinley and his family, including wife Eileen Weiser, announced a $50,000 corporate challenge to the JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor. All new and increased corporate sponsorships committed to the JDRF One Walk – Ann Arbor will be matched dollar for dollar up to $50,000. This contribution is in addition to the previously announced significant corporate sponsorship from McKinley to JDRF of $250,000 over five years.
The iconic Burton Memorial Tower on the University of Michigan’s Ann Arbor campus will undergo an interior lighting upgrade this fall, in time to celebrate the university’s bicentennial in 2017.
In 1935 Charles Baird, U-M’s first athletic director, commissioned a carillon and challenged town and gown to join together to contribute funds for a tower to house the 53 bells as a memorial to former President Leroy Burton. Michigan alumni, faculty, friends of the University Musical Society and members of the community answered.
The Burton Tower and Baird Carillon have served ever since as the iconic music box and timepiece on Central Campus for the university and for Ann Arbor.
Michigan’s Democratic and Republican parties nominated their respective candidates for the University of Michigan’s Board of Regents at state conventions Friday and Saturday.
Current regents Denise Ilitch and Laurence Deitch were re-nominated as the two Democratic candidates. Ron Weiser, former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party, and Carl Meyers, a financial advisor in Dearborn, were nominated for the two GOP slots.
LANSING, MI — The Michigan Democratic Party and Michigan Republican Party each held conventions on Saturday, selecting candidates for Michigan Supreme Court, the State Board of Education, and university boards.
Trust in the federal government had started its slow atrophy.
And in 1968, Ron Weiser, who would become one of the most prominent money men in Republican politics, needed cash.
The University of Michigan law school student, two years after earning his business degree there and working as a resident manager of an apartment building at 815-819 S. Main St. downtown, had the chance to buy a small 15-unit property in Ann Arbor for $245,000.