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Omar Sofradzija

Omar Sofradzija was a journalist in Nevada and Illinois who covered everything from car crashes to Hurricane Katrina before moving to Michigan in 2007, where at Michigan State University he has advised the student-run newspaper and taught journalism classes.

Articles by Omar Sofradzija


Pandemic Changed the Scope and Scale of Human Resources

To Julie Mann, the challenge is simple: The company that can figure out flexible work environments and how to attract talent in a post-pandemic world is the …

Employers See Pros, Cons of Post-Pandemic Employee Expectations

So much workplace change has been prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. Remote work and video job interviews, once odd, now seem more routine. Many people di…

Keeping Rural America in the Infrastructure Discussion

It’s hardly a secret that Michigan roads need a fix. But the urgency is more than patching potholes; it’s also about protecting the pathways between the stat…

Summer of Adaptibility

“Many of our area organizations have told us they are making plans, but it is difficult to say exactly what will be coming back and in what form because ther…

A Tentative Summer Slate

As the summer arrives, a number a Greater Lansing summer festivals plan to return, though plans are subject to change due to the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s…

Recipe for Survival: Longtime Restaurants Boosted by Lansing Foodies

To hear Autumn Weston tell it, people may get the impression that it wasn’t the things that Weston’s Kewpee Sandwich Shop did in the wake of COVID-19 that’s …

Greater Lansing Champions Women Leaders

Capital Steel & Wire Inc. had been a personal proposition since Kelly Preston started it with her husband around a dining-room table with $6,000 in savin…

Family Foundations: Van Martin’s Storied Roots Help the Region Grow as One

Cities don’t just build themselves. For developers to develop and businesspeople to do business, complex deals have to happen that turn the where and the how…

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