Articles written by: Alayna Smith

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Susy Avery, politician and former chairwoman of the Michigan Republic Party speaks on a panel with professor Maxine Berman and Debbie Dingell, wife of Congressman John Dingell and important member of the Michigan Democratic Party speaks to students, faculty, and community members about the importance of being involved in politics during the Speak Up, Speak Out forum "From the Ballot Box to the Inauguration: Looking Back, Looking Forward" Wednesday night in the UC Auditorium. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

Future of politics, major national issues discussed at first SUSO event of semester

About 60 people gathered for a panel discussion on November’s election and what it means for the nation’s future just days after President Barack Obama was sworn in for his second term. The event, “From the Ballot Box to the […]
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Steve Johnson, vice president for Enrollment and Student Services, poses Tuesday morning in the Bovee University Center. (Jeffrey Smith/Staff Photographer)

Steven Johnson leads university enrollment with diverse opportunities, personal relationships

Although he might be a relatively new face around the university, Steven Johnson is no stranger to the inner workings of the enrollment process. His first position in enrollment was when he was just 18 years old, as an undergraduate […]
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CMED achieves next step in LCME accreditation process

The College of Medicine has achieved an additional step in its journey to full accreditation. According to a Friday news release, the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, the national accrediting authority for medical education programs, notified the university of its […]
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Healthy eating habits have positive effects for finals

Pulling that third all-nighter and loading up on cups of coffee may not be helping students as much as they think as everyone is beginning to buckle down for final exams. Coffee may provide a temporary feeling of being alert, […]
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Speech and hearing screenings, related costs no longer mandatory for students

Students fulfilling the oral English competency requirement no longer have to automatically incur a $12.50 cost for mandatory hearing and speech screenings. Last fall, new policies took effect to make these screenings optional. Communication Disorders Chairperson Bradford Swartz said that […]
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Shapiro says academic calendar report delayed is ‘still being compiled’ because of holiday break

A report outlining the impact and potential effects of the proposed academic calendar changes was pushed back from its original release date in order to give faculty a break for the holiday, Provost Gary Shapiro said. Following a vote in […]
Mount Pleasant

Warrant issued for 21-year-old Mount Pleasant High School football player

An arrest warrant has been issued for 21-year-old Lansing native James Nash, the Mount Pleasant High School transfer discovered to be too old to play high school football. Nash, who used the alias ‘Javier Jones,’ forged legal documents in order […]
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Neil Hopp retires from student publications after nearly 50 years in journalism

Director of Student Media and Publications Neil Hopp is retiring after nearly 50 years in journalism. Hopp’s journalism career began in 1963 when he started working for Central Michigan Life as a student. After working in five different states and for […]
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CMU health care costs decline despite rising national averages

Central Michigan University health care expenses continue to decrease, despite the increase of national averages. The Health Care Committee, in its annual report released last week, outlined these declining costs, which affect more than 4,000 staff and fixed-term faculty, as […]
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CHSBS journal gives students opportunity to publish original work as undergraduates

Undergraduate students will soon have the opportunity often reserved for students at the graduate level or higher. “Humanorum,” a double blind, peer-reviewed research journal through the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, will allow undergraduate students to publish […]
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University of Toledo to freeze tuition, offer free room and board to transfer students

The University of Toledo will freeze tuition costs beginning next fall and offer free room and board for transfer students in the spring 2013 semester. The tuition freeze, announced Friday via Twitter and the University of Toledo webpage, is a way […]
Politics

Camp pulls ahead in U.S. House race

Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., held a hefty lead over challenger Debra Wirth in the race for the U.S. House race in Michigan’s 4th District. With 35 percent of the votes tallied as of 11:15 p.m. Tuesday, Camp lead with 65 […]


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