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Founding Dean of the College of Medicine Ernest Yoder announced his resignation on Friday.

(Kaitlin Thoresen | File Photo)

CMED founding dean Yoder announces resignation

Editor’s note: This story was updated at 2:37 p.m. on Friday. After four years of serving Central Michigan University and founding its medical college in 2012, College of Medicine Dean Ernest Yoder announced his resignation on Friday. Yoder’s final day […]
Academics / Administration / Top Stories / University
With the opening of its downtown Detroit location, Global Campus and Central Michigan University are now prominent fixtures in the Motor City.

(Ben Solis | Editor-in-chief)

CMU administrators, business community open downtown Detroit Global Campus post

DETROIT – With jazz and partly cloudy skies hanging in the background, Central Michigan University opened its new downtown Detroit Global Campus and outreach office with much fanfare on Wednesday. The office, 777 Woodward Avenue, was used throughout the year […]
Columns / Metro / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories / Voices
Column: City manager search offered few avenues for public, local business input

Column: City manager search offered few avenues for public, local business input

As Mount Pleasant concludes its city manager search next week after three days of public meetings, interviews and a public meet and greet, the residents of the city will have almost no chance to get to know the candidates. Central […]
Life on Campus / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories / University
With less than a month until their doors officially close, customers line the aisles of the Student Book Exchange during their 50 percent off "Going Out of Business" sale. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Student Book Exchange closing marks end of era for CMU community

Nearly 50 years worth of history, nostalgia and tradition will leave Central Michigan University as the Student Book Exchange closes its doors for good no later than July 9. On Tuesday, many students were saddened and frustrated when the closing […]
Baseball / News / Sports / Top Stories
Senior right handed pitcher Pat Kaminska throws a ball down the plate against Ball State Saturday afternoon. 

(Andrew Whitaker | File Photo)

Kaminska signs with Texas Rangers after going undrafted

Every pitcher who has ever picked up a baseball has struggled through a rough inning. Pat Kaminska is no different, and has tussled with a turbulent career defined by one word: Comeback. Kaminska was not picked during the 2014 Major […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / News / Top Stories
Mount Pleasant's City Commission approved a draft contract for the creation of an Okaya, Japan sister city sculpture. City commissioners plan on gifting the sculpture to the city when it visits Okaya early next year.

(Gokul Kumar | File Photo)

Mount Pleasant City Commission release names of three city manager finalists

Mount Pleasant’s City Commission announced the names of three finalists vying for the city manager position at its regular meeting on Monday. Finalists for the position are Interim City Manager Nancy Ridley, Robert Bruner of Mount Clemens, and Pete Olson […]
Facilities Management / Galleries / Life on Campus / News / Top Stories
A construction worker stands guard to make sure residents of students do not come within 20 feet of the safety fence surrounding the demolition of the Washington Apartments. (Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Crews begin demolition on Washington Square Apartments

Marking the end of a long-time fixture in Central Michigan University’s student housing, deconstruction crews began tearing down the Washington Square Apartments on Monday. Demolition crew officials tore down the north building at 9:40 a.m. All four of the buildings are […]
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 […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories
Mount Pleasant cites FOIA while withholding city manager finalist names

Mount Pleasant cites FOIA while withholding city manager finalist names

  Editor’s note: The seventh paragraph of this story was updated at 7 p.m. on June 2. Mount Pleasant city officials announced last week that commissioners will interview finalists for the vacant city manager position on June 24.City officials still have […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Police/Courts / Top Stories
Singed and soaking after being extinguished, a second dumpster that was lit ablaze Friday evening shows obvious signs of malicious destruction of property.

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

Back-to-back dumpster fires in Jamestown Apartments, 300-foot fire ordinance not applicable

Two separate dumpster fires were started in Jamestown Apartments on Friday night, one doing damage to a dumpster that was already burned in a earlier fire, while another ravaged landscaping and surrounding trees. The first fire occurred at 8:20 p.m. […]
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Racial comments left by Mid-Michigan executive triggers uproar within Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe released a transcription of a racially charged voicemail message on Wednesday. The tribal leaders said the message was left on tribal engineer Donald Seal’s phone by CFO Kirk Shewchuck of, a Lansing-based telecommunications network. […]
Metro / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories

Mount Pleasant City Commission: Interviews, reception scheduled for city manager finalists

Mount Pleasant officials are moving closer to naming a new city manager and will hold public interviews for the five finalists in June. The interviews are scheduled for June 24 and were approved at Tuesday’s Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting. […]

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