The local crowdfunding organization Flint SOUP plans on increasing the number of dinners it holds this year, said its founder Adrian Montague. She started the organization in 2012 as a University of Michigan-Flint political science student. Including its debut dinner in October, 2012, Flint SOUP has held 15 events and raised more than $5,000 for local start-ups and creative community projects.
The League of American Bicyclists (LAB) recently recognized Flint with a bronze Bicycle Friendly Community award for investing in bicycle promotion, education, infrastructure, and pro-bicycle policies.
The Scholarships, Awards, and Special Events Committee and Provost Gerard Voland recently announced the graduates selected to receive the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholar Award, the highest academic award bestowed upon the graduates of the University of Michigan-Flint.