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CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

CMU alumnus dies in plane crash in upstate New York

Reed Phillips, a 25-year-old from Midland and a 2012 Central Michigan University graduate, died in a plane crash in North Elba, New York on Saturday morning. The single-engine plane carrying Phillips and two other people stalled and crashed while attempting […]
Academics / News / On Campus / Student Life
Patti Travioli, manager of the CMU Fabiano Botanical Gardens, Greenhouse and Botany Laboratories, lifts a frame from one of Central's honey bee hives to reveal a colony hard at work. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

All the buzz: Student workers get unique experience by keeping bees

If you take a stroll past Brooks Hall on a warm summer day at Central Michigan University, you might hear the faint sound of buzzing created by some of the hardest workers the campus ecosystem has to offer. No, it’s […]
On Campus
CMURC hosts second “Food Truck Friday” event

CMURC hosts second “Food Truck Friday” event

Central Michigan University Research Corporation, an on-campus organization devoted to helping small businesses, hosted its second “Food Truck Friday,” event Friday. Three different local vendors capitalized on the opportunity which Elissa Richmond-Gagne, marketing and public relations director for CMU called exciting. […]
On Campus

CMU Network of Women Book Club announces titles to discuss this fall

Central Michigan University’s Network for Women Book Club have announced the three pieces of literature they will focus on for the fall 2014 semester. At the first monthly meeting, the club will discuss “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty on […]
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 […]
News / On Campus / Student Life

CMU University Theater kicking off summer season tonight

Central Michigan University’s University Theatre department is gearing up for its summer season with one of the three plays debuting tonight at 7:30 p.m. “The Smell of the Kill,” opens Thursday night. The dark comedy focuses on “three unloving husbands […]
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, […]
Administration / Featured / On Campus / University

Minimum wage increase to cost CMU $691,000 next year

Nearly 4,000 student employees at Central Michigan University will benefit from new legislation signed in May that increases the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018. The wage increase will cost CMU $691,000 next year and will be paid out […]
Featured / Metro / University

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.

(Courtesy Photo | Central Michigan University)

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 […]


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