Articles written by: Katherine Ranzenberger

Katherine Ranzenberger is the News Editor for Central Michigan Life, absorbing both Metro Desk and University Desk coverage. She is a former a senior reporter for both desks she now edits.

Administration / Mount Pleasant
The Student Book Exchange has officially closed. The owners put up "Thank You" signs in the windows.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU officials turn down offer to buy vacant SBX storefront

No one knows what the future holds for the building that now stands mostly empty on the corner of University and Bellows streets. Since the Student Book Exchange closed its doors for the final time last week, signs have been […]
Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts

Dumpster fires still a problem in Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant police reported another dumpster fire around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. The dumpster was discovered by an officer on a regular patrol. Officer Jeff Browne, MPPD’s public information officer, said the officer smelled something as they passed by and found […]
Facilities Management

Construction across campus closes parking lots, closures to affect traffic

The east side of Central Michigan University’s campus will see multiple construction sites pop up in the next two months. Lot 52 behind Emmons Hall is closed until August 4. Information on why the lot is closed was not available. Calls to […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant City Commission urges residents to vote ‘yes’ on Proposal 1

Mount Pleasant’s city commissioners are urging people to vote yes on Proposal 1 in the August 5 election. The state-wide proposal would remove personal property taxes from businesses and replace the lost revenue with state funding in a use tax. The […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
The Malt Shop was filled with a line to the door starting at 11 a.m. when the Mount Pleasant cornerstone reopened its doors on Friday. Tim Otteman and his brother Jim Otteman purchased the restaurant in June and have reopened it with a new menu. (Katherine Ranzenberger | News Editor)

The Malt Shop reopens with a touch of maroon and gold

With Tim Otteman running The Malt Shop, he can achieve his goal of turning the eatery into a Central Michigan University Chippewas-enthusiasts dream destination. The new owners, Otteman and his brother Jim, took over of the shop on the corner of […]
Featured / Life on Campus / University
Though the mirror is being cleaned, Professor Glen Williams shows where the eyepiece would be on the telescope. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Observatory in Brooks Hall allows students to space out

In a galaxy far, far away, there are planets revolving, stars exploding and nebulas forming. With Central Michigan University’s observatory on the top of Brooks Hall, students and faculty members can view these astronomical anomalies. Glen Williams, an astronomer and professor […]
Administration / University
Outgoing College of Communication and Fine Arts Dean Salma Ghanem assists interim dean Shelly Hinck as she sits in Ghanem's old office.

(Taryn Wattles | Photo Illustration)

Interim dean Hinck hopeful for future of CCFA

Shelly Hinck, the interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, has great faith in the future of the college. A member of the Central Michigan University faculty since 1988, Hinck said she believes the college is on […]
Administration / University
Salma Ghanem, the outgoing  Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, embraces interim dean Shelly Hinck.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Outgoing dean Ghanem talks Mount Pleasant, Chicago and CCFA

Salma Ghanem said leaving Central Michigan University is bittersweet for her. She leaves July 31 to start at DePaul University in Chicago as dean of the College of Communication. Ghanem served as the dean of the College of Communication and […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant
Max and Emily's Eatery, 125 E. Broadway St., will kick off their summer concert series on Thursday.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Brian Vander Ark to kick off Max and Emily’s Summer Concert series

No one is quite sure who Brian Vander Ark is bringing with him to jam on the first night of Max and Emily’s Summer Concert Series. However, Max and Emily’s owner Tim Brockman  the loose gig is going to be […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant

Soaring Eagle continues to rock summer concerts

The Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort has a stacked line-up of shows for the rest of July and August. The shows will bring genres such as rock, country and comedy to Mount Pleasant. The concerts and events range from raunchy to […]
Academics / Administration / News / University

CMU officials, Faculty Association reach tentative agreement on five-year contract

Central Michigan University officials and the CMU Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract. Details of the contract have not been released per the bargaining process rules. The FA represents about 700 tenured and tenure-track […]

234 Saginaw Chippewa Tribal members face disenrollment

Only 25 people will be able to attend a hearing for 234 Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribal members whose status with the Tribe could be at stake. Family members representing the 13 disenrollment cases will attend the hearing at 1:30 p.m. […]

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