Northwood University to Host Speaker Jarrett Skorup on Milton Friedman Day

Northwood University will celebrate “Milton Friedman Day” on Friday, October 25, from noon-2 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall on Northwood University’s Midland campus located at 4000 Whiting Drive. The afternoon event features Jarrett Skorup of the Mackinac Center for Public Policy on the topic “Who Protects the Consumer?” followed by student debates and a documentary from the Free to Choose Network. Members of the community are encouraged to attend. There is no admission charge or ticket necessary, however, RSVPs are required as seating is limited.

Skorup serves as a research scholar and content manager for Michigan Capitol Confidential at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy. He received his B.A. in history and political science from Grove City College where he also studied economics and religion as a student fellow at the Center for Vision & Values, the college’s research and scholarship think tank.

Skorup’s work has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Fox News, MLive, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Orange County Register, Manchester Union-Leader, Daily Caller,, National Review, America’s Future Foundation-Doublethink, and other newspapers across the country. He resides in Midland with his wife, Karen, and son, Grayson.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Professor Alex Tokarev at


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