Articles written by: Ryan Fitzmaurice

Columns / Voices
COLUMN: Our professors aren’t all bad

COLUMN: Our professors aren’t all bad

The first thing I thought of when I read of journalism professor Sean Baker’s drunken escapades was not the tarnishing of Central Michigan University’s public image, nor the blemish cast upon CMU’s journalism program, but of myself. I think I […]
McDonalds and other fast foods contain an obvious lack of nutrients. (Arin Bisaro | Staff Photographer)

Fast food lacks nutrients, provides students with cheap, easy fix

Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions and a sesame-seed bun. For some, it’s a welcome part of American cuisine, an easy, tasty reprieve from a stressful day. For others, the Big Mac, and other fast food cuisine […]
Facilities Management / University
Warriner Mall, Biosciences Building designs to receive facelift

Warriner Mall, Biosciences Building designs to receive facelift

Proposed changes to Central Michigan University’s campus master plan could mean major overhauls for both Warriner Mall and the to-be-constructed Biosciences Building. The proposed design changes would create space for a future bike trail, and align more ideally with the […]
Administration / Facilities Management / University
Urban Designer Andrew Shepard works to reconfigure sidewalks and parking lots for future CMU students at the Master Plan Event in the Bovee University Center on Jan. 14, 2014.  Shepard eventually plans to remove the parking lot behind Sweeney Hall and add more parking spaces around the East Campus dorms.  (Morgan Taylor | Staff Photographer)

Campus Master Plan: New signage to curb confusion

Editor’s note: This story has been revised to correct factual errors involving the campus master plan. Central Michigan University officials are planning to make campus easier to navigate with the introduction of new campus signage. Design proposals for the signage […]
Multimedia / Student Life / Video
CMU students donate time, energy during MLK Day of Service

CMU students donate time, energy during MLK Day of Service

Monday was a day on, not a day off. Participating in the MLK Day of Service, held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Bovee University Center, allowed Ashley Popp to make use of the time off she was given […]

Below average out-of-state enrollment numbers due to geographics, according to CMU officials

Below average out-of-state enrollment numbers have little to do with marketing efforts and a lot to do with Central Michigan University’s geographic position within the state, CMU officials say. According to statistics compiled by The Detroit News, out-of-state students, on […]
Top Stories / University

CMU will be smoke-free campus in July 2014

Central Michigan University will institute a campus-wide tobacco free policy beginning July 1, 2014. The policy will prohibit the use of any form of tobacco on campus, including “traditional cigarettes, e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, cigars, hookahs, waterpipes, snus and snuff. […]
Top Stories / University

Number of academic dishonesty cases up, many cases go unreported

Professor Jen Green has seen about 21 cases of academic dishonesty during her 12 years teaching at Central Michigan University. That’s almost one case for every semester of every year the history professor has been at the university. More recently, […]
Over 3,000 people packed McGuirk Arena to watch Big Sean perform Friday night. (Taylor Ballek/Photo Editor)

Alcohol violations, arrests down last year despite upward trend

A no-tolerance policy implemented by the CMU Police Department in 2010 has resulted in a growing number of alcohol arrests and violations over the past few years. Other violations have also increased since 2010, but on a smaller scale. CMUPD […]
Provost Michael Gealt gets on his Honda Gold Wing motorcycle Thursday afternoon. Gealt rides his motorcycle to campus three times a week. (Arin Bisaro/Staff Photographer)

Michael Gealt: Motorcyclist extraordinaire

June 16 is the annual Ride Your Bike to Work Day, where motorcyclists around the country ride their motorcycles to dispense negative stereotypes and show how common motorcyclists are. The day is almost entirely irrelevant to Central Michigan University Provost […]

COUNTER COLUMN: Gordon Ramsay for President

Tony Wittkowski, in an unfortunate tirade in the Oct. 7 edition of Central Michigan Life‘s Voices page, boldly proclaimed that Gordon Ramsay should stay off television. He went as far as to call the beloved chef an “explosive and loud-mouthed villain,” […]

Thompson: Sexual assault proposal not a fit for CMU

The U.S Department of Education’s recommendation that all reported on-campus sexual misconduct allegations should be investigated by the university might have negative repercussions for survivors of sexual assault. In April 2011, a “Dear Colleague” letter was released by the Education […]

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