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CMU University Theater kicking off summer season tonight

Central Michigan University’s University Theatre department is gearing up for its summer season with one of the three plays debuting tonight at 7:30 p.m. “The Smell of the Kill,” opens Thursday night. The dark comedy focuses on “three unloving husbands […]
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Mid-Michigan Community College names Hammond as new president

Christine M. Hammond, the dean of student instruction and success at North Central Michigan College, was named as Mid-Michigan Community College’s new president. Hammond will assume the role as president effective Aug. 4. The college was previously led by Carol Churchill, […]
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Kent State was projected to win both the MAC Championship and regular season title in the 2014 MAC preseason poll. (File Photo)

CMU to give athletics $18.5 million from general fund

Central Michigan University’s operating budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year was approved by the Board of Trustees on Tuesday, giving university athletics a significant chunk of change. CMU will spend approximately $25.6 million on athletics in the coming year, with […]
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President George E. Ross speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in Bovee University Center. (File Photo | Katy Kildee)

BOT Notebook: Entrepreneurship program morphed into its own department

Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to turn the entrepreneurship program into its own department. Debra Zellner, executive eirector of CMU’s New Venture project, boasted the organization’s accomplishments and the justification for the new department. “A lot of […]
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Graduate student Hea Joo Lee puts makeup on her model, Novi freshman Denna Mafie, before Mafie takes to the catwalk on Saturday in the Education Human Services building. (Samantha Madar/Staff Photographer)

CMU fashion program receives top ranking among Midwest schools

Central Michigan University’s apparel merchandising and design program was named as one of the top programs in the country, according to ranking website Fashion-Schools.org The program was ranked eighth in the Midwest and 34th nationally. CMU’s program took the 12th spot […]
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Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee was charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of carrying a firearm with unlawful intent after shooting at two traveling salesmen on June 5. Lee's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Thursday.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Trial Court)

CMU professor Lee’s preliminary examination waived, settlement conferences pending

Robert Dale Lee, the Central Michigan University professor who has been charged with shooting at vacuum cleaner salesmen earlier this month, had his preliminary examination hearing waived Thursday morning. The waiver comes exactly one week after Lee’s attorney, Jeffrey D. […]
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Chippewa River District Library to host RC car event for local families

The Chippewa River District Library will host the Off to the Races! family event Saturday, giving local teams a chance to race their RC cars at City Hall. The event features various race-themed activities and attractions including a drag strip, […]
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CMU summer electricity costs higher than fall, winter despite closed buildings

Central Michigan University uses just about as much electricity in the summer semester as it does in the fall and winter semesters despite using fewer buildings, according to data compiled by the university’s Facilities Management department. The total cost of […]
Baseball / News / Sports / Top Stories
Senior right handed pitcher Pat Kaminska throws a ball down the plate against Ball State Saturday afternoon. 

(Andrew Whitaker | File Photo)

Kaminska signs with Texas Rangers after going undrafted

Every pitcher who has ever picked up a baseball has struggled through a rough inning. Pat Kaminska is no different, and has tussled with a turbulent career defined by one word: Comeback. Kaminska was not picked during the 2014 Major […]
Isabella County / Metro / News / Police/Courts / University
Central Michigan University professor Robert Dale Lee was charged with one count of felonious assault and one count of carrying a firearm with unlawful intent after shooting at two traveling salesmen on June 5. Lee's preliminary examination is scheduled for 8:15 a.m. on Thursday.

(Courtesy Photo | Isabella County Trial Court)

CMU professor Lee’s preliminary exam adjourned one week

Robert Dale Lee, the Central Michigan University professor who has been charged with allegedly shooting at vacuum cleaner salesmen, had his preliminary exam put on hold this morning until next week. Lee’s attorney, Jeffrey D. Lynch, will meet with Isabella […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / News / Top Stories
Mount Pleasant's City Commission approved a draft contract for the creation of an Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture. City commissioners plan on gifting the sculpture to the city when it visits Okaya early next year.

(Gokul Kumar | File Photo)

Mount Pleasant City Commission release names of three city manager finalists

Mount Pleasant’s City Commission announced the names of three finalists vying for the city manager position at its regular meeting on Monday. Finalists for the position are Interim City Manager Nancy Ridley, Robert Bruner of Mount Clemens, and Pete Olson […]
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A construction worker stands guard to make sure residents of students do not come within 20 feet of the safety fence surrounding the demolition of the Washington Apartments. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Crews begin demolition on Washington Square Apartments

Marking the end of a long-time fixture in Central Michigan University’s student housing, deconstruction crews began tearing down the Washington Square Apartments on Monday. Demolition crew officials tore down the north building at 9:40 a.m. All four of the buildings are […]


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