Featured / Life on Campus / University
Though the mirror is being cleaned, Professor Glen Williams shows where the eyepiece would be on the telescope. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Observatory in Brooks Hall allows students to space out

In a galaxy far, far away, there are planets revolving, stars exploding and nebulas forming. With Central Michigan University’s observatory on the top of Brooks Hall, students and faculty members can view these astronomical anomalies. Glen Williams, an astronomer and professor […]
Administration / University
Outgoing College of Communication and Fine Arts Dean Salma Ghanem assists interim dean Shelly Hinck as she sits in Ghanem's old office.

(Taryn Wattles | Photo Illustration)

Interim dean Hinck hopeful for future of CCFA

Shelly Hinck, the interim dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, has great faith in the future of the college. A member of the Central Michigan University faculty since 1988, Hinck said she believes the college is on […]
Administration / University
Salma Ghanem, the outgoing  Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts, embraces interim dean Shelly Hinck.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Outgoing dean Ghanem talks Mount Pleasant, Chicago and CCFA

Salma Ghanem said leaving Central Michigan University is bittersweet for her. She leaves July 31 to start at DePaul University in Chicago as dean of the College of Communication. Ghanem served as the dean of the College of Communication and […]
Academics / Administration / News / University

CMU officials, Faculty Association reach tentative agreement on five-year contract

Central Michigan University officials and the CMU Faculty Association have reached a tentative agreement on a new five-year contract. Details of the contract have not been released per the bargaining process rules. The FA represents about 700 tenured and tenure-track […]
Life on Campus / News / University

CMU administrators preparing enforcement procedures for tobacco ban

Less than 48 hours into the Tobacco-free policy implemented on Central Michigan University’s campus, university administrators are still figuring out how to dole out consequences to violators of the ban. CMU Police Chief Bill Yeagley said campus police will not […]

Students, CMUPD react to first day of campus tobacco ban

The air surrounding Central Michigan University is slowly beginning to clear with CMU’s Tobacco-free campus policy officially beginning Tuesday. With the ban in place, several students and university employees could be seen walking to class or work with lit cigarettes […]
Administration / University

CMU extends faculty contract, more negotiations planned this week

Central Michigan University officials have extended the Faculty Association contract until July 15, according to a statement issued by University Communications on Monday. The current contract was set to expire June 30. The contract extension comes after a “marathon 17-hour […]
Jamie Stock checks out a bottle of chemicals for a student Tuesday. Through his computer filing system, every student has a barcode, which helps track which chemicals are with who. "I get to interact with the kids... help them with chemicals and their lives," Stock said. Proud of his current and former students, Stock knows he made a major difference in some students' lives because of his dedication to chemistry.  (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Chemical King: CMU’s Stock a vital fixture in campus science operations

Jamie Stock guards a chemical stockpile that could bring “Breaking Bad’s” Walter White to tears. Located in a dark corner on the basement floor of the Dow Science Complex, the chemistry stockroom houses 3,391 different chemicals used by faculty and students. […]
Board of Trustees / Mount Pleasant / University
CMU president George Ross sits during Thursday mornings Board of Trustees meeting.  €œWe made the conscience decision this year to use one-time (funds) to course correct because enrollment€™s going to be down a little bit this year,€ Ross said. (Chuck Miller/Photo Editor)

Ross, Wilkes react to Central Michigan Life stories on fire ordinance, SBX

Central Michigan University President George Ross and Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services Barrie Wilkes shared their views on recent campus news stories in a press conference after Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting. The two discussed the 300-foot city fire ordinance […]
Administration / University

CMU officials reach agreements with two unions, faculty still negotiating

Central Michigan University officials and the Police Officers Association of Michigan ratified a three-year contract on Thursday. The contract is waiting to be signed by the union members. The new contract includes a two percent wage increase in the first year, a university contribution […]
Board of Trustees / News / Sports / University
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 […]
Board of Trustees / On Campus / Residence Life

Student Code of Conduct updated to emphasize sexual assault, arson

Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees approved changes to the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities and Disciplinary Procedures at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Changes include defining computer abuse, sexual assault and arson. Steven Johnson, vice president of Enrollment and Student Services, […]

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