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Allison Snider, a Central Michigan University senior studying biology, is serving an internship at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Museum, located in Washington D.C.

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CMU student awarded internship at prestigious National Museum of Natural History

Allison Snider, a Central Michigan University senior, is getting an indispensable experience this summer as she embarks on an internship at one of America’s premier historical museums and research institutions. Snider, a natural resources and biology major, has landed a […]
Featured / Student Life

CMU student takes home $4,000 photojournalism award

Central Michigan University student Zachary Wittman received a second-place award from the William Randolph Hearst Foundation’s Journalism Awards Program on June 5. The award, given nationally for outstanding photojournalism, awards $4,000 to students who take the top prize. Wittman was […]
Life on Campus / Residence Life / Student Life
Julie Roberts, an '05 graduate of Central Michigan University, is releasing a book about the wacky tales of Residence Life.

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CMU grad brings tales of dorm shenanigans to life in new book

Most students can relate to harrowing tales of roommates and residence life debauchery accrued in their four – or some times six – years at Central Michigan University. Julie Roberts, a recent CMU graduate, reflects on the more colorful aspects […]
Greeks / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories

Downtown zoning laws addressed during public hearing on master plan process

Editor’s Note: Paragraphs 13 and 14 of this story were updated at 11:13 p.m. on June 5. Mount Pleasant’s Planning Commission held a public hearing to gain community input on the city’s draft of its master plan during its regular […]
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Andrew Dost, of Fun, is the alumnus chosen to act as Grand Marshall during Central Michigan University's 2014 Homecoming celebrations.

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Grammy Award winning musician Andrew Dost named Grand Marshal for 2014 Homecoming

Andrew Dost, the Grammy Award-winning singer and member of pop band “Fun,” will act as the Grand Marshal during Central Michigan University’s 2014 Homecoming ceremonies. Dost, a Frankfort native and a 2005 graduate of CMU, will be the alumnus honored […]
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Mount Pleasant, CMU programs promote healthy living during summer months

Mount Pleasant, CMU programs promote healthy living during summer months

While the number of students living on or around the campus of Central Michigan University might be low during the summer time, those students who do stay have a bevy of program options to help them stay fit and healthy. […]
Life on Campus / Student Groups / Student Life
CMU’s alternative breaks program brings students closer to social issues, solutions

CMU’s alternative breaks program brings students closer to social issues, solutions

Central Michigan University has one of the best alternative break programs in the nation, according to the 2013-14 National Chapter Survey by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that helps offer guidance and assistance to alternative break programs. The program ranked […]
Academics / Student Groups / University

Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship awards CMU grad, others nationwide

The Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship awards 32 awards nationwide to tier one programs, and Central Michigan spring 2014 graduate Michelle Vanhala was one of them. The national program selects first year teachers in science, technology, engineering and math concentrations, also […]
On Campus / Student Life

CMU summer camps aim to educate, aid recruiting for future students

As Special Olympics Michigan finishes up its weekend of community-based fun, Central Michigan University official are preparing themselves and campus for 80 different camps set up for the summer season. A good majority of them are related to the music […]
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Dr. Bob with Special Smiles checks athlete John Lynch's teeth at the Healthy Athletes Village oral health booth. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Healthy Athletes Village booming with Special Olympics athletes on ‘busiest’ day of weekend

David White stood in the Central Michigan University Indoor Athletic Complex’s Turf Bay Friday morning with tears in his eyes as he described what the Special Olympics Michigan Healthy Athletes Opening Eyes optometry program means to his 18-year-old son, Alex. […]
Academics / On Campus / Student Life
Incoming freshman Amber Dalian of Troy works on a group project during freshman orientation on Tuesday in the Bovee Center. The groups had to fill out a semester schedule to learn the process in order to help them for the upcoming school year day. (Kaitlin Thorne/File Photo)

Dates for academic orientation sessions released

The latest batch of prospective Central Michigan University students will be on campus to receive academic orientations. University officials have scheduled 11 different dates for new students to learn about the campus, available major and minor programs and the necessary […]
Greeks / Metro

Break in reported at Delta Phi Epsilon sorority house

A break in was reported at the Delta Phi Epsilon-Beta Phi chapter sorority house on May 15, according to Mount Pleasant police. The house is located on 910 S. Washington St. MPPD Public Information Officer Jeff Thompson said the break […]

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