Articles written by: Justin Hicks

Justin is an alumnus of Central Michigan Life. He held positions of editor-in-chief (spring 2014), sports editor (fall 2012) and senior reporter during his eight semesters at CMU. Follow him on Twitter @justinphicks

News / University

Research compliance crucial with growing interest in university research

Central Michigan University officials consider research a growing priority despite faculty members’ perceived lack of research focus. In June 2013, HRP Consulting Inc. released a report to the university, outlining its concerns and recommendations for CMU’s human research protection program. Through […]
News / University

CMED creates necessity for improved human research protection program

Opening a medical school has made it especially important that Central Michigan University returns its human research protection program to compliance with federal regulations. Provost Michael Gealt said the potential risks that come with research done by the College of Medicine […]
News / University

Human research protection program making progress, still in non-compliance with university, federal guidelines

Central Michigan University remains out of compliance with federal regulations for its human research protection program, despite making recent strides to address the issue. The university has had a faulty program, including its institutional review board, for more than 20 […]
News
COLUMN: A lesson learned?

COLUMN: A lesson learned?

Family means sticking together, no matter what. Then again, maybe there is an exception. If there’s a lesson to be learned from Delta Chi, it’s when to exercise that exception. The unbreakable bond of brothers and sisters in the Greek community can also […]
Greeks / News / Student Life
Phi Sigma Sigma and Beta Theta Pi are awarded the 2014 Greek Week winners in McGuirk Arena on April 11, 2014. The greek community raised more than $30,000 for Special Olympics Michigan. (Andraya Croft | Staff Photographer)

Greek Life: Breaking down stereotypes, building community, philanthropy, character

Greeks at Central Michigan University are a family. When an individual or group faces sanctions or is booted from the kin, the effects span further than just the violators. “We’re very tight-knit and it’s always sad when something happens to […]
News / University
COLUMN: Guilty of silence

COLUMN: Guilty of silence

At one point, the name Delta Chi meant freedom, character, justice and education. Today it carries a bit more baggage at Central Michigan University. Throughout this week, Central Michigan Life will publish stories regarding both the fraternity and the Greek community. Although […]
News / University
The ‘underground fraternity’: How life has changed for members of suspended Delta Chi chapter

The ‘underground fraternity’: How life has changed for members of suspended Delta Chi chapter

Walking across campus, Jeff LaHaye noticed when the woman walking beside him suddenly picked up speed, darting down the street. Though the potential reasons for her hurried pace were endless, he couldn’t help but feel uneasy, looking down at the […]
Administration / Board of Trustees / University
CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

Editor’s Note: Central Michigan Life reported factual errors in the front page story, “FOIA  for LaBelle, CMU lawsuit settlement denied by university officials,” published in the April 4 edition. In the story, it was reported that CM Life reporter was denied […]
News

COLUMN: Providing context and clarity

As editor-in-chief of Central Michigan Life, I will gladly explain our team’s decisions about how we cover the news throughout my leadership. Part of my job is to provide context and clarity for what we print and I will always be open […]
Student Life
Arnold Stout, 94, successful as lifelong farmer despite physical impairment

Arnold Stout, 94, successful as lifelong farmer despite physical impairment

Arnold Stout rises before the sun and gets a jump-start on the day, preparing a variety of fruits, vegetables and flowers for sale. Just weeks away from his 95th birthday, his age isn’t the only thing that separates him from […]
Sports / Top Stories

CMU parts ways with director of track and field Willie Randolph

Central Michigan University athletics director Dave Heeke announced Wednesday his decision to part ways with director of track and field/cross country Willie Randolph after his four-year tenure. Randolph, who has held his position with the men’s and women’s programs since […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories
Carrollton senior running back Derrick Nash led the state with 1,967 rushing yards and 28 touchdowns during the 2012 season. Nash is the only running back in the 2014 recruiting class at CMU. (Photo Courtesy of Rick Wotta)

Football recruit Derrick Nash battles leukemia, adamant about full recovery

When Decolia Monroe first broke the news to her son Derrick Nash of his acute lymphoblastic leukemia diagnosis on May 3, the Saginaw native shut down. Nash’s mind began to race with fears of missing his senior prom and high […]


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