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Current, former CM Life photographers win MPPA awards

Current, former CM Life photographers win MPPA awards

Central Michigan Life photographer Daytona Niles and other CM Life alumni came away winners at the 2014 Michigan Press Photographers Association seminar in Lansing this weekend. Neil Blake, Jake May, Sean Proctor, Jeffrey Smith and Zachary Wittman are former CM Life photographers who won MPPA […]
Academics / Administration / Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / University
University President George Ross listens during a Dec. 5, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting in the Presidents Conference Room of the Bovee UC. (File Photo | Chuck Miller)

BOT Notebook: Construction of Biosciences Building four months ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Biosciences Building is set to begin in July and is predicted to take less time than previously thought. “I’m happy to report our completion date has been moved forward by four months,” said Stephen Lawrence, vice […]
Board of Trustees / University
Robert F. Wardrop speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the Bovee University Center. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Board of Trustees: Wardrop joins CMURC, Opperman moves to development board

The Central Michigan University Research Corporation’s Board of Directors gained a new member Thursday. The CMU Board of Trustees approved Trustee Robert Wardrop to replace Sarah Opperman, who will take a seat on the development board of the CMU Research Corporation. […]
Dow Science Complex Room 108 might be transformed soon to accommodate more technology and a discussion-oriented set up. The rooms will include an 80-inch monitor, a podium in the center and eight-person tables with USB hookups. (Emily Brouwer | Staff Photographer)

Dow building rooms could receive renovations for active learning rooms

Two rooms in the Dow Science building could receive $1 million in renovations beginning this summer for use in the fall, pending approval from Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees. Rooms 108 and 135 in Dow could be transformed from large-capacity lecture […]
Multimedia / University
Photo Illustration by Taryn Wattles | Staff Photgrapher

New Money: Bitcoin is ‘not on the radar’ of CMU despite growing popularity

Two investments of $100 last July was all it took to pull Andrew Coutts and his friends down the rabbit hole of “cryptocurrency.” Created in 2009 by an anonymous Internet user, the cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin, quietly sprang up around […]

Blackboard mobile app not among those with data harvested from NSA

Mobile applications – including games and those used for navigation – have been targets of personal data collection by National Security Agency. including location, age and sexual orientation and other information has been harvested without the user’s knowledge or consent […]
Japan senior Haruki Hakoyama plays with professor of saxophone John Nichol, center and professor of music Robert Lindahl, right, during sound check before performing on Thursday night in the Staples Family Recital Hall. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Music professors highlight Michigan jazz scene, inspire younger performers

Drooping trombone, bright keys and a wailing saxophone. All three sounds produced countless jazz tunes, including the classic standard “All of Me.” It’s a sound three Central Michigan University professors hold close to their hearts. When jamming with their fellow […]
Academics / University

Opinions differ with ‘bump card’ procedure

Andrew Derry thought he was fully prepared to enroll in a neurophysiology class last fall. Even after receiving a bump card to obtain a spot in the course, the Rogers City senior was denied entry into his class. The professor was […]
Traci Guinn, interim associate vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity (Courtesy | CMU)

CMU makes racial inclusion a priority

In the last decade, Central Michigan University’s minority-student enrollment increased steadily, according to diversity statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research. In 2004, the university’s minority students made up 15.4 percent of the population. As of 2012, the population […]
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 […]
As textbook prices rise, many CMU students turn to online and alternative textbooks sellers for lower rates than the campus bookstore offers. (Photo Illustration by Taryn Wattles |Staff Photographer)

Priced Out: Students use varying purchasing methods to combat rising textbook prices

Outrageous. That’s what Alexis Malen calls textbook prices at the Central Michigan University Bookstore. “I bought my nutrition book directly off the McGraw (publishers) website,” Malen said. “I want to say the book cost me about $80 and the bookstore […]
Lake Orion senior Jake Montalvo holds a photo of him and his classmates from Puerto Rico. Montalvo was a victim of a mall shooting in 1996 as a young child in his native country. Montalvo wrote about his experiences in CMU’s literary magazine The Central Review.  (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Inspiration by Gunpoint: Childhood shooting sparks creativity, tenacity in Lake Orion student

Nothing is guaranteed for Jake Montalvo. Not the poems he writes, of which he pours his heart and soul into. Not his love of The Smashing Pumpkins, Jimi Hendrix or playing the guitar. Not the fact that he’ll get to see […]

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