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Mount Pleasant City Commission: New ordinance allows CMUPD to enforce city code on campus

Central Michigan University police officers will now be able to enforce all city codes and ordinances on campus, according to a new measure passed by the Mount Pleasant City Commission. The measure, which changes the language and guidelines of the […]
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The Chippewas celebrate a run scored during the eighth inning of Tuesday's Clash at Comerica. (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU baseball aiming to end season strong against rival WMU, secure No. 1 seed

As the Chippewas fight for a No. 1 overall seed in the Mid-American Conference Tournament next weekend, their rivals at Western Michigan University are aiming to secure one of the three final spots left. “It’s going to be a big […]
Baseball / Sports / Top Stories
Central Michigan baseball coach Steve Jaksa shakes hands with MSU baseball coach Jake Boss Jr. following the fourth annual "Clash at Comerica," Tuesday.  (Photo by Greg Cornwell)

CMU baseball wins first ‘Clash at Comerica,’ sweeps MSU

DETROIT — Despite Central Michigan University baseball’s outstanding all-time series against Michigan State University in 2014, the Spartans have been actively trying to take the spotlight away from the Chippewas by focusing on the fundamentals. Since 2009, CMU and MSU […]
Police/Courts / Top Stories / University
CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

CMU student sentenced to six months in jail for assaulting an officer

Central Michigan University sophomore Rachel Harrison was sentenced to six months in jail and three years of probation Wednesday after being charged with three concurrent sentences of assaulting an officer, carrying a weapon with unlawful intent and assault with a weapon. […]
Police/Courts / Top Stories / University

Arson reported outside Thorpe Hall

Two chairs were reportedly set on fire outside of Thorpe Hall early Wednesday morning, according to Central Michigan University police. Steve Smith, Central Michigan University director of public relations, said he heard a study chair that might have been used in […]
Metro / Police/Courts / Top Stories / University
A CMU police officer puts out a couch fire April 26, 2014 during a street riot as CMU students ran around the fire chanting "USA" at S Franklin and E Gaylord St. ​(Taylor Ballek/Staff Photographer)

Putting out the fire: City enacts emergency ordinance to discourage student fires

In conjunction with an emergency city ordinance issued Monday to discourage city-wide couch burnings, Central Michigan University President George Ross took a decisive stance on the issue. During an exclusive interview with Central Michigan Life, Ross told reporters that the […]
Football / Sports / Top Stories
Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Cleveland Browns outside linebacker Paul Kruger (99) in fourth quarter NFL action, Sunday, October 27, 2013, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 23-17. (David Eulitt/Kansas City Star/MCT)

Different paths to the NFL lead to same result for Eric Fisher, Jahleel Addae

On Dec. 29, 2013, two men’s paths crossed in the backfield of Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif. “Come to the trenches with the big boys,” said a towering 6-foot-7 Eric Fisher. “I’m never scared bro,” said hard-hitting safety Jahleel Addae. […]
Administration / Greeks / Top Stories / University
Gone 4 good?: Delta Chi suspension period halted until fraternity ‘leaves quietly’

Gone 4 good?: Delta Chi suspension period halted until fraternity ‘leaves quietly’

As the brothers of the now-defunct Delta Chi fight their four-year sanction by continuing to function as a fraternity, they might be doing more harm to their future than they are aware of. The group does not recognize Central Michigan […]
Administration / Greeks / Top Stories / University
No Warning: University officials, CMUPD explain lack of community alert, notification for alleged Delta Chi-related sexual assault

No Warning: University officials, CMUPD explain lack of community alert, notification for alleged Delta Chi-related sexual assault

Among the many charges levied against Delta Chi, the allegations of sexual assault and theft percolated to surface once the campus community found out why the group was suspended. The information was reported nearly a year after a Freedom of […]
Isabella County / Metro / Top Stories
Firefighters fight a house fire at 2185 Carter St. Saturday morning. (Photo by Catey Traylor)

Family of seven loses home in Saturday morning fire

A family of seven lost their home in a house fire at 2185 Carter St. on Saturday morning. No one was injured in the fire, which started in a closet on the lower level of the home, said Sgt. Richard […]
Baseball / Sports / Top Stories
Kaminska pulled in 6-5 win during game two of baseball doubleheader

Kaminska pulled in 6-5 win during game two of baseball doubleheader

Senior right-handed pitcher Pat Kaminska was pulled after five and two thirds innings during Central Michigan’s 6-5 win in game two of Saturday’s doubleheader with Buffalo. Kaminska, who has been the team’s most consistent starter (5-1, 1.84 ERA), was looking […]
Metro / Politics / Top Stories
Hundreds of attendees listen to President Barack Obama speak about minimum wage reform, Wednesday at the University of Michigan's Intramural Sports building in Ann Arbor.

Obama in Ann Arbor: $10.10 minimum wage a ‘no-brainer’

  ANN ARBOR, Mich. — President Barack Obama blasted congressional Republicans for opposing a minimum wage increase, Wednesday in Ann Arbor. Obama also urged voters to call their congressmen to get them to vote for the wage increase. “Nobody who […]


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