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President Barack Obama talks to a crowd of 3,000 about the price and worth of a college education at the field house on the campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Friday, January 27, 2012. (Eric Seals/Detroit Free Press/MCT)

Obama to push for minimum wage hike in Ann Arbor on Wednesday

President Barack Obama will visit Ann Arbor on Wednesday as part of his nationwide push for an increase in the federal minimum wage. The White House announced the event Friday, but it is still unclear when or where Obama will […]
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Policing the future: Young CMUPD detective uses evolving tools, social media in the field

Policing the future: Young CMUPD detective uses evolving tools, social media in the field

As technology continues to evolve, CMU Police Det. Michael Sienkiewicz is ushering in the future of law enforcement. Working for CMUPD, Sienkiewicz spends most of his time investigating long-term cases. He uses a variety of technology including high-definition camera monitors […]
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April Fools’ comedy show to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

April Fools’ comedy show to raise money for Alzheimer’s research

Comedians on campus will soon have a chance to make others laugh while raising money for the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. A Night of Comedy for a Cause is part of Hilarity for Charity, a national organization created by actor […]
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Federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed in Michigan

Same-sex marriages in Michigan will be upheld by the federal government, despite the state’s recent ban. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday, the U.S. government will recognize about 300 same-sex marriages performed March 22 in Michigan before the 6th U.S. […]
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COLUMN: CMU can’t afford a future of unionized college athletics

COLUMN: CMU can’t afford a future of unionized college athletics

A movement of epic proportions has started in Evanston Ill., and the repercussions could change the landscape of college athletics forever. The National Labor Relations Board in Chicago ruled Wednesday that football players at Northwestern University are employees of the […]
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Warrant issued for former basketball player Sheldon Lowman

Warrant issued for former basketball player Sheldon Lowman

A warrant for the arrest of former men’s basketball player Sheldon Lowman was issued on Thursday for failure to show up for his arraignment hearing at the Isabella County Trial Courthouse on Wednesday. Lowman, a former walk-on and transfer student […]
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Senator Annetter Thornton talks about a program deletion at the Academic Senate meeting in Pearce hall on Tuesday afternoon.

A-Senate Notebook: Speech major deleted, political science department changes name

Members of the Academic Senate voted Tuesday to delete the generalist emphasis major concentration in the speech de partment. The program deletion marks the third time a speech major was nixed this year. College of Communications and Fine Arts Dean […]
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Executive Director of institutional research and planning gives a presentation about being aware of struggling students before they get to Central at the Academic Senate meeting in Pearce hall on tuesday afternoon.

A-Senate: Student risk factors help determine retention rate figures

Preparedness, uncertain finances and minority distinctions have been pegged as potential risk factors for students who leave Central Michigan University. Robert Roe, the executive director of CMU’s Office of Institutional Research and Planning, gave a presentation on retention rates and explained […]
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Senior Brittany Petzold performs her bar routine during the MAC championships at Eastern Michigan University on Saturday afternoon. Petzold received a score of 9.850 on her bar routine.
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Seniors Brittany Petzold, Emily Heinz complete ‘perfect’ CMU careers

Seniors co-captains Brittany Petzold and Emily Heinz wore ear-to-ear smiles Saturday, as they celebrated a perfect postseason career at CMU. Both gymnasts have won a Mid-American Conference championship in each of their four years in maroon and gold. They breezed […]
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Mount Pleasant firefighters try to put out a house fire Friday, March 21 at 404 S. University St.

University Street house fire likely started in garage

No one was injured in a house fire at the corner of University and Wisconsin streets, Friday morning. Firefighters from the Mount Pleasant Fire Department were called to a burning house at 404 S. University St. around 11:30 a.m. Fire […]
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Dog owners Lynn Simons and John Scalise play in the snow with their pets on wednesday, March 19 at Mission Creek Park, where a dog park is planning to open.

Life off the leash: Future dog park commemorates deceased student

Before Hannah Simons-Scalise died in 2011 after suffering from Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, the Mount Pleasant sophomore had one last gift for her favorite furry friends. As a dog lover her whole life, Simons-Scalise asked her […]
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Crystal Bradford inactive for MAC Tournament due to sudden injury

Crystal Bradford inactive for MAC Tournament due to sudden injury

Tuesday might have been the most bittersweet day in Central Michigan women’s basketball history. Less than an hour after being named Mid-American Conference Player of the Year,  junior guard Crystal Bradford sustained a left knee injury during practice at McGuirk […]


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