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Students taking 21 credits explain how to survive the stress

While students stress over a full load of classes, Taylor Sullivan scoffs at the idea of taking a measly 12 credits. Sullivan enrolled in 21 credit hours this semester, the maximum amount of hours an undergraduate student can take at a […]
Academics / University

New agreement helps high school students earn credit toward CMU teaching degree

High school students looking to get a start on a teaching degree from Central Michigan University will now have a little more help. A new agreement between CMU and the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education […]
Academics / Budget / University

Annual university campaign sets record number of donors

A total of 1,063 donors gave money to Central Michigan University during the fall 2013 semester. The group consisting of faculty, staff and retirees set a record for the number of donors in one semester. The previous record was set in […]
Academics / News / On Campus / Student Life / University

Political science open house to inform interested students

Officials from Central Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration will offer an open house on Tuesday to help students explore learning opportunities and careers in political sciences. The open house will be hosted by faculty, students and […]
Academics / University
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CHSBS looking into Brazilian exchange program

The dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will be traveling to Brazil later this semester to explore the possibility of a new foreign exchange program. Dean Pamela Gates said the college is partnering with a […]
Academics / University
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Rules regarding attire unclear for graduates at commencement

Students choosing to decorate hats or mortar boards in different ways at Central Michigan University’s commencement might be violating the ceremony rules on proper attire. Yet those students might not know of their wrongdoing until it’s too late due to […]
Academics / Administration / Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / University
University President George Ross listens during a Dec. 5, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting in the Presidents Conference Room of the Bovee UC. (File Photo | Chuck Miller)

BOT Notebook: Construction of Biosciences Building four months ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Biosciences Building is set to begin in July and is predicted to take less time than previously thought. “I’m happy to report our completion date has been moved forward by four months,” said Stephen Lawrence, vice […]
Academics / University
Vice President Of Global Campus Peter Ross addresses curriculum to the Academic Senate Tuesday evening in Pearce Hall. (Daytona Niles | Staff Photographer)

A-Senate Notebook: Ronan steps down as General Education Director

Long time psychology professor George Ronan will be stepping down as the General Education Director of the Academic Senate. After four years serving as the director, Ronan said he was ready to go back to being solely a faculty member. […]
Academics / University
Vice President Of Global Campus Peter Ross addresses curriculum to the Academic Senate Tuesday evening in Pearce Hall. (Daytona Niles | Staff Photographer)

Academic Senate: Master Course Syllabi changes still under scrutiny

Global Campus and the Registrar’s Office had a chance to weigh in on restructuring the Master Course Syllabi at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. During the second round of discussions, A-Senate members were worried restructuring the documents would affect how transfer […]
Academics / University
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Central Michigan University’s unmanned vehicle contains a computer processing unit a high definition camera used for spectral analysis. The remote-controlled vehicle cost CMU $140,000, which was paid by the College of Science and Technology and will be used to study wetlands from above. (Samantha Madar | Photo Editor )

Science in the sky: Acquisition of unmanned vehicle to help with CMU wetland research

For professor Benjamin Heumann, wetlands research would be a lot easier with a pair of eyes in the sky. For him and a group consisting of professors, graduate students and undergraduates, Central Michigan University’s new, 6-foot long, unmanned helicopter will […]
Academics / College of Medicine / University

Inaugural CMED class constructs oath outlining goals, responsibilities

The inaugural class of the Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine have created a student oath. The oath includes responsibilities and goals set forth by these students for both their education and careers. The students presented the oath, created entirely […]
Academics / University

Students: One week not long enough to make class withdrawal decisions

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct inaccuracies.  By the time Precious Jennings decided a German course was a bad fit for her, Central Michigan University’s one-week dropped course refund period already passed. “Students are not able to […]


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