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CMU senior running for Port Huron school board

She may be only 20 years old, but Central Michigan University student Hayley Alderman has big plans for changing the future of Port Huron Area Schools. Alderman, a Fort Gratiot senior, is running for one of the district’s Board of Education positions […]
Academics / Featured / Student Life
Ben Harris will spend the next year in South Korea teaching middle school and high school students English. He is one of four Central Michigan University students to receive Fulbright Scholarships in the last three years. (Ben Harris | Courtesy Photo)

CMU alumnus awarded Fulbright Scholarship, will teach English in South Korea

While Ben Harris was writing a story on the first student from Central Michigan University to win the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship in almost a decade for Central Michigan Life, he was inspired to spend the next two years of his life tailoring his […]
Featured / Metro
Patrick Bailey, a Central Michigan University senior, is part of a new startup company called TurtleCell. The company has developed and sells a product that prevents earbud headphones from tangling up.

(Courtesy Photo | Patrick Bailey)

CMU senior, Michigan-based startup company deliver solution to tangled headphones

The days of combating a tangled leviathan of headphone cords may be over with the introduction of TurtleCell, a Michigan-based accessories startup company founded by graduates from several universities across the state, including one from Central Michigan University. Paul Schrems, co-founder […]
Featured / Life on Campus / Student Life
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.

(Courtesy Photo | Julie Roberts)

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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