Articles written by: Sam Dubin

Sam is a staff reporter at Central Michigan Life.


CMU biology professor detects Asian carp, invasive species in some Michigan waterways

There are 180 invasive species lurking in some Michigan waterways right now. That’s according to Assistant Professor of Biology Andrew Mahon, who is studying the evidence of these invasive species, specifically Asian Carp. Mahon and his colleagues have found evidence […]

Student loan interest rates may double, when Congress acts

As the Central Michigan University Board of Trustees voted to raise tuition last week, student loan interest rates are set to double in the next year unless Congress takes action. The same scenario occurred to Congress last year. However, an […]

Ohio University debates instituting frozen tuition rates similar to CMU Promise

Ohio University is exploring an option similar to the CMU Promise that Central Michigan University implemented in 2005. The CMU Promise locked in tuition for new in-state students at $213 per credit hour in 2005. According to CMU’s website, this […]

University using online classes, virtual library to cater to ‘non-traditional’ students

Colleges and universities across the country are increasingly seeing a different type of student enrolling: the non-traditional student. Non-traditional students are students who don’t fit the stereotypical college mold of entering as a freshman at about 18-years-old and graduating as […]

University Libertarians new RSO on campus, hopes to appeal to students

Tyler Hicks is only a freshman, but he hopes his vision for the newly formed University Libertarians registered student organization on campus will last long after he graduates. Hicks, a Jackson native, chose to form the University Libertarians after deciding there […]

Clarke Historical Library receives $15,000 grant for documentary

Clarke Historical Library received a grant of $15,000 to complete its documentary on American Indians fighting in the Civil War. The library was among 14 organizations awarded the major grant by the Michigan Humanities Council. “This grant will support the […]
Academics / Administration

About half of Master of Science in Administration graduate programs receive Priority 4, 5

Editors note: This is the sixth story in a series about Academic Prioritization. More than half of Master of Science in Administration programs in on-campus graduate studies received a Priority 4 or 5 ranking in the Academic Prioritization preliminary report […]

COLUMN: Please, learn to drive

Two weeks ago, four out of the six stories on Central Michigan Life’s homepage were related to car accidents. The simple fact is that too many students are reckless while driving. This epidemic of irresponsible drivers results in numerous car […]
Student Groups / Top Stories

SAPA launches new 24/7 chat line

Central Michigan University’s Sexual Aggression Peer Advocates has added a new way for sexual assault victims to seek help. Launched in the beginning of October, the new SAPA chat line is another way for victims to talk confidentially in real-time […]
Academics / Top Stories

Ross clarifies past statement, bill to approve four-year degrees from community colleges could hurt CMU

This article has been updated for accuracy. During Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting, University President George Ross admitted to overstepping his bounds in a statement he made regarding the Faculty Association’s plans to challenge a state law. Public Act 54 prevents […]
On Campus

Authors of ‘Academically Adrift’ visit campus Monday, say college is too easy

The professors who found 45 percent of students show no significant improvement in learning during the first two years of college visited Central Michigan University Monday. Co-authors and sociology professors Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa wrote “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning […]
Academics / On Campus

Authors of ‘Academically Adrift’ to speak Monday on campus

Forty-five percent of students show no significant improvement in learning during the first two years of college, according to Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa’s findings. Arum and Roksa, co-authors of “Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses” will speak to […]

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