Articles written by: Justin Hicks

Justin is editor-in-chief for Central Michigan Life. He is in his eighth semester working for the student newspaper and his final year at Central Michigan University. Follow him on Twitter @justinphicks

University

CMU signs reverse transfer agreement with Northwestern Michigan College

Central Michigan University signed its fifth reverse transfer agreement Thursday, joining in collaboration with Northwestern Michigan College. NMC joins a list with Delta Community College, Mid Michigan Community College, Montcalm Community College and West Shore Community College as schools that […]
Top Stories / University

Employees pledge $892,503 at University Campaign, marking third-highest drive ever for CMU

Central Michigan University’s current and former employees pledged $892,503 for the 2012 Annual University Campaign, the third-highest total donation in school history. The College of Business Administration was the recipient of two of the seven AUC awards last week during […]
Featured / Features / News
Freeland native and CMU Alum Brad Kloha, 28, uses the monkey bars at Island Park Saturday afternoon as part of his training. Kloha is training to complete 100 races over 15 weeks this summer in attempts to raise 1 million dollars for the Alzheimer Association. (Kaitlin Thoresen/Staff Photographer)

CMU alum, employee Brad Kloha runs to find a cure for Alzheimer’s disease

Driving home from a mentally and physically exhausting mud and obstacle race known as the Tough Mudder, Brad Kloha, 28, was deep in thought. Having completed a handful of these strength and endurance tests for various foundations, the Freeland native […]
Top Stories / University

Women athletes graduate more than men: coaches speculate men fall behind looking to reach professional leagues

Editor’s note: This is the final story in a series focusing on student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. The GSR comparison mentioned in this article is reflective of the 2002-05 freshman classes, each on a six-year window, ending in 2010-11. […]
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CMU narrows Provost search down to three finalists, open forums scheduled–third finalist to be named

The three finalists for Central Michigan University’s search for a new provost have impressed the 14-member selection committee and will visit campus in April. Committee co-chair and Professor of Psychology Tim Hartshorne said the group liked the three finalists’ ideas […]
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Athletes have higher graduation rates than non-athletes

Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series focusing on student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. Athletes at Central Michigan University reported a higher graduation rate than the general student body in the most recent federal graduation rate […]
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CMU men’s basketball, football follow poor national trends, but show recent improvements

Editor’s note: This story is part four of a series on student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. This comparison takes a look at the most recent APR on a four-year average, concluding with the 2010-11 academic year. The GSR comparison […]
University

Varying GPAs dependent on roster size, coach turnover

Editor’s note: This is the third story in a series about student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. This story compares and contrasts GPAs among athletic teams at CMU.  It’s no secret that academic performances and graduation rates vary across the 14 […]
Columns

ADVICE COLUMN: Stop wishing, start doing

The first time I wrote a dating advice column, I advised college students to be single and enjoy the freedom in a time of personal growth. I claimed you owe it to yourself to live and explore life unshackled before […]
Top Stories / University

Several CMU athletic programs rank low in MAC standings for academic progress rate

Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series about student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. This comparison takes a look at the most recent academic progress rate on a four-year average, concluding with the 2010-11 academic year. All […]
Sports / Top Stories / University

CMU ranks ninth in MAC in student-athlete graduation success rate

Editor’s note: This story is part of a series about student-athletes’ academics at Central Michigan University. This comparison focuses on the most recent graduation success rate of a four-year cohort from 2002-05, each with a six-year window, concluding with the […]
Top Stories / University
Panelists share views on shared governance during open forum

Panelists share views on shared governance during open forum

A six-person panel shared insights and reflections on the Shared Governance and Communications Committee’s “moving forward together” concept during an open forum Friday in the Bovee University Center. University President George Ross was one of 33 people who gathered to […]


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