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

Top Stories / University
Director of Student Publications canidate Jim Knight answers questions from the public during an open forum Tuesday afternoon at the Central Michigan Life conference room in Moore Hall. (Victoria Zegler/Photo Editor)

Director of student publications finalist Jim Knight addresses conflict of interest concern

Director of Student Media and Publications finalist Jim Knight wasted no time in addressing the “elephant in the room” Tuesday during his public interview. Knight, a 1984 Central Michigan University alum, was the first of three finalists for the position […]

GAs host second ‘grade-in’ in support of GSU, platform

Central Michigan University graduate assistants took part in a “grade-in” Monday in the Education and Human Services Building to raise awareness for the ongoing Graduate Student Union contract negotiations. More than 10 GAs took turns at Monday’s grade-in, showing their support […]
Metro / Top Stories / University
Grand Haven junior Brittany Hild passes a sand bag to St. Clair Shores senior Marie Morgan as they try to prevent the water from rising into the foundation Thursday afternoon at the CMU One Room Schoolhouse. (Brooke Mayle/Assistant Photo Editor)

Flooding a concern on campus; city parks closed after heavy rains

The deluge of rain in Michigan the last two weeks has left some areas of Central Michigan University and Mount Pleasant under water. Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Management at CMU, said flooding is a concern at this […]
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CMU junior, club hockey defenseman Zachary Bunting dies Sunday after falling 4 stories in Grand Rapids

Central Michigan University student Zachary Bunting, 21, died Sunday morning after falling four stories inside an entertainment complex in Grand Rapids. At approximately 2:10 a.m., Grand Rapids police responded to a call that a man had fallen at The Big […]
Sports / Top Stories / Track & Field

CMU track & field in disarray? Five athletes leave, assistant coach fired, others say program in ‘downward spiral’

Five members of the Central Michigan men’s track and field team have left, an assistant coach has been fired, and now some current athletes are unhappy with program director Willie Randolph, according to a week-long investigation by Central Michigan Life. […]

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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]

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