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Metro / Politics / U.S./World
General Jeffery Buchanan leaves Baghdad for Camp Adder, in Southern Iraq, one of the last bases in operation before the final departure of all American troops in mid-December. (Carolyn Cole | Los Angeles Times | MCT)

Americans believe U.S. should avoid foreign entanglements

Two years after the Iraq War’s end and more than 12 years since the beginning of the ongoing war in Afghanistan, Americans are becoming increasingly disapproving of foreign military interventions. “The American population is ready for a change in policy […]
Budget / Politics / University

Snyder proposes 6.1-percent higher education funding increase, CMU could see additional $5.8 million

Gov. Rick Snyder announced Wednesday he would raise state appropriations for public universities by 6.1 percent for the 2015 fiscal year. The total higher education appropriation equates to $80.3 million in funding for the state’s 15 public universities, according to […]
Politics / Student Life

Former Mackinac Center president Lawrence Reed to speak Tuesday at Park Library

Lawrence Reed, a former president of the Mackinac Center and current president of the Foundation for Economic Education, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. The event is sponsored by University Libertarians at Central […]
Metro / Politics
Snyder opens office for immigration business owners

Snyder opens office for immigration business owners

Gov. Rick Snyder wants to recruit entrepreneurs from abroad and plans to make it a reality. Snyder signed an executive order Friday to establish the Office for New Americans at the Michigan Press Association’s annual conference in Grand Rapids. Bing […]
Metro / Politics

Gov. Rick Snyder addresses higher education, costs at MPA convention

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — Higher education isn’t always about dollars to Gov. Rick Snyder. During a Friday address at the Michigan Press Association’s annual conference, Snyder explained that improving the quality of education, and keeping students in Michigan, must be […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Politics
(Courtesy | City of Mount Pleasant)

Online virtual tour, Timber Town playscape renovations among projects discussed at Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation Commission meeting

The ice might not have thawed from the community’s door hinges, but officials are still discussing Isabella County’s Chipp-A-Waters Park. A new online virtual tour was highlighted among other projects at the Mount Pleasant Parks and Recreation Commission meeting at City […]
Metro / Politics

Students share their most important political issues

In 2014, voters will have a chance to either re-elect or replace Gov. Rick Snyder and the entire state Legislature. They will also have the ability to shape the final two years of President Barack Obama’s presidency in the midterm […]
Metro / Politics
President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, January 28, 2014. (Olivier Douliery | Abaca Press/MCT)

Obama at State of the Union: ‘Give America a raise’

President Barack Obama called on Congress to help him restore “opportunity for all” in his fifth State of the Union address and said he will take action even if they do not. “America does not stand still, and neither will […]
Metro / Politics
President Barack Obama delievers his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tues., Jan. 28, 2014. (Pool photo Larry Downing | Reuters/MCT)

Obama to call on Congress to restore ‘opportunity for all’ in State of the Union tonight

President Barack Obama is expected to call on Congress to help him restore “opportunity for all” in his fifth State of the Union address and will say he’ll take action even if they do not. “America does not stand still, […]
Politics
President Barack Obama visits Hyde Park Academy in Chicago, Illinois, to discuss proposals unveiled in his State of the Union, including a focus on gun violence and strengthening the economy for the middle class, on Friday, February 15, 2013. (Zbigniew Bzdake/Chicago Tribune/MCT)

As State of the Union address approaches, students and faculty hope to hear about education

By Kevin Andrews and John Irwin | Staff and Senior Reporters   Senior Anna Pawlowski is not interested in politics, but the senior would like President Barack Obama to talk about education in his State of the Union address on […]
Politics
Gov. Rick Snyder opens his speech on the progress and transition on the state of Michigan’s economy Jan. 16, 2014 in Lansing, Mich.  (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographers)

Higher education ignored in Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address

Despite optimism in Lansing last week, Gov. Rick Snyder’s State of the State address left many at Central Michigan University wondering how they might fit in if he is reelected. Orlando Perez, a CMU political science professor, was hoping for […]
Politics
Cashing in: Federal government makes billions on student loans

Cashing in: Federal government makes billions on student loans

As student loan interest rates continue to grow this year, the federal government’s profit has skyrocketed. After the government turned a $41.3 billion profit on student loans last year, the market is larger than ever. Meanwhile, state-level funding cuts nationwide have […]


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