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OIT renews security certificate for faculty and staff email

The security certificate for Central Michigan University’s faculty and staff email system has been renewed by the Office of Information Technology. A security certificate is a security registration for a website or system that confirms the party is who it […]
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CMU’s Graduate Student Union could begin bargaining next week

Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees agreed Thursday to begin bargaining with the Michigan Federation of Teachers for the Graduate Student Union, along with three other units. Other units included in the bargaining agreement are the National Association of Broadcast […]
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Graduate housing rates, additional space for Global Campus, bargaining on agenda Thursday Board of Trustees meeting

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will host its formal February committee meeting Thursday morning. Committee meetings start at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the President’s Conference Room with the Finance and Facilities Committee, followed by the College of Medicine […]
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Physics professor Joseph Finck speaks during the Academic Senate meeting Tuesday afternoon in Pearce 138. (Charlotte Bodak/Staff Photographer)

Academic Senate adopts academic calendar compromise

A compromise to keep the academic calendar at 16 weeks with two modifications was adopted, with 60 percent approval, by the Academic Senate during Tuesday’s meeting. The action will keep the academic calendar at 16 weeks and would move the Gentle […]
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Law-abiding children of illegal immigrants allowed to be issued driver’s licenses, IDs starting Feb. 19

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson announced Feb. 1 that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students would be able to apply for driver’s licenses and identification cards starting Feb. 19. The DACA program was implemented last June by President Barack […]
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A-Senate: compromise on table for Thursday

A proposed compromise that would keep the academic calendar at 16 weeks with two modifications will be considered by the Academic Senate Tuesday. This motion, proposed by mathematics professor Donna Ericksen and physics professor Joe Finck, would move the Gentle […]
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A-Senate chair on delaying calendar vote: ‘We wanted to give departments time to think’

Central Michigan University’s Academic Senate postponed voting on the proposed academic calendar change until Jan. 29 at Tuesday’s meeting. “We didn’t take any action on it because we wanted to give departments time to think about what they wanted to do,” […]
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CMU’s Tickets Central to sell Indian Trails bus tickets

The Indian Trails bus company is entering an agreement with Central Michigan University to sell bus tickets out of Ticket Central, located in McGuirk Arena. This agreement will provide CMU students and the Mount Pleasant community an Indian Trails ticketing […]
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Provost Gary Shapiro reads data calculated reflecting the budget if the academic calendar were to pass Tuesday afternoon in Pearce Hall. "Resident life reported roughly a $2.5 million dollar lost, if the academic calendar changes to 15 weeks," Shapiro said. (Trisha Umpfenbach/Staff Photographer)

Academic Senate postpones vote on academic calendar, while senators raise concerns

The Academic Senate Tuesday postponed voting on the proposed academic calendar change to Jan. 29. The academic calendar was brought into consideration as a result of the new faculty contract bargaining agreement in 2011. If the proposed calendar changes are […]
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Search firm hired for $70,000 to assist in search for CMU’s next provost

Central Michigan University will pay $70,000 for a search firm to assist in the search for the next provost. The Atlanta-based firm Parker Executive Search was chosen in the fall following a national search in which three firms were brought […]
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Michael Petrick, former CMU journalism professor and chairman of the journalism department poses for a photo with his plaque during the 2006 Journalism Hall of Fame banquet on Nov. 4. Petrick was a journalism professor from 1978 to 2000. He died at the age of 70 on Nov. 29 in his Mount Pleasant home. (File Photo/CM Life Photo Staff)

Michael Petrick, former department of journalism chair, dies at 70

Michael Petrick, former journalism professor and chairman of the journalism department at Central Michigan University, died at the age of 70 on Nov. 29 in his Mount Pleasant home. Petrick was a journalism professor from 1978 to 2000. He taught […]
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CMU December Board of Trustees meeting to be held Dec. 5 and 6

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will host its December preliminary committee meetings Wednesday and its formal session Thursday morning. Committee meetings start Wednesday at 9:50 a.m. with the academic and student affairs meeting, according to a Thursday email […]


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