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Sydney Daly, Grand Blanc senior and intern at Creative Interiors, left, stands with Creative Interiors designer Carol Sobieski-Gall, center, and The Dreamers Coffee Shop owner Ike Han, right. The three discussed renovations of the building on Franklin Street, which they hope to open sometime in August. 
(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Student-owned Dreamer Coffee Shop hopes to open in August

  International graduate student and business major Ike Han is a dreamer. His ultimate aspiration is to open a coffee house, and the soon-to-be-opened Dreamer Coffee Shop is the incarnation of that dream. If all goes according to plan, Han hopes […]
Life on Campus / On Campus / Police/Courts / Student Government
Parking Appeals Officer Mike Anderson prints out a parking ticket in his van for a car in Lot 27 next to the Music Building.

(Charlotte Bodak | File Photo)

Parking Services to implement new email notification system at suggestion of SGA

  The complaint most often heard by Central Michigan University Student Government Association President Chuck Mahone usually has something to do with on-campus parking. When Mahone was voted in as president last spring, he decided to take action regarding his […]
Mount Pleasant / On Campus

Student-backed marijuana decriminalization proposal could be on November ballot

Mount Pleasant voters could see a student-backed proposition calling for the citywide decriminalization of marijuana on the November ballot. Student Advocates for Medical/Recreational Cannabis have procured enough petition signatures to get the initiative on the ballot. The registered student organization […]
News / Residence Life / Student Life
Building maintenance workers installed new shelving units into the Kessler residence halls to provide more storage space for students in the upcoming fall semester. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Residence halls cleanup, repairs underway ahead of fall semester

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 4:20 p.m. on Thursday. With only a few weeks until the students of Central Michigan University return for fall semester classes, construction and clean up crews are working through CMU Residence Life’s Building […]
Metro / News / Student Life / U.S./World
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 […]


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