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Safe Rides driver Andrea Witford (left) talks with fellow drivers Alex-Marie Michael and Allyse Rammage (right) outside the music building Tuesday night while waiting for pick up calls to come in throughout campus.
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Safe Rides, sporting new vans, extend schedules

A sober ride for college students afraid to walk alone through campus is the motto Safe Rides touts, and they’re not afraid to kick those out who don’t comply. Tawas City junior Andrea Whitford has driven for Safe Rides for […]
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Stafford calls 2-0 soccer loss to Purdue the ‘worst team effort’ of his CMU career

The bus ride from Indiana back to Mount Pleasant was a time for reassessment for the women’s soccer team after a 2-0 loss to Purdue on Wednesday. Gathered in the back of the bus, the team hashed out why they […]
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Three time olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes answers Twitter questions while speaking in Plachta Auditorium Wednesday evening on the Central Michigan University campus. Dawes, now a motivational speaker, won a gold medal as part of the 1996 Magnificent Seven United Sates gymnastics team.
(Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

Gold medal winner Dominique Dawes talks goals, motivations and inspiration to 400 people Wednesday night

When training and competing for multiple world championships, Olympic trials and eventually three Olympic games, 1996 Olympic gold medalist Dominique Dawes devoted her life to gymnastics. “I was passionate about what I was doing,” she said during a speech to […]
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Students walk outside of a Mitt Romney campaign bus during a stop promoting the republican presidential candidate Wednesday afternoon outside of Charles V. Park Library.
(Jeffrey Smith / Staff Photographer)

Romney campaign bus makes stop at CMU Wednesday afternoon

About 17 people ventured to Lot 27 Wednesday afternoon to get a glimpse of one of Mitt Romney’s campaign buses. While Romney was not present on the campus of Central Michigan University, a few of his representatives were on board, […]
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U.S. ambassador killed in Libya

The United States ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, the center of the protests that overthrew former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Tuesday night as armed protesters attacked the U.S. Consulate. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three […]
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Provost Shapiro to resign as Provost; plans to return to teaching in 2014

Provost Gary Shapiro announced he will resign from his current position of executive vice president and provost of the university at the end of the academic year after 35 years of service at Central Michigan University. Shapiro taught in CMU’s […]
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Students, faculty say SOS forms aren’t useful, representative of classes

Student Opinion Surveys have become routine for all Central Michigan University students, but not everyone on campus agrees that these scores are truly reflective of student opinion or of teacher effectiveness. SOS forms are distributed to classes at the end […]
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Provost Gary Shapiro: Last year’s vote of no confidence was ‘not pleasant’

Last year’s vote of no confidence against University President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro came as a shock to Shapiro. During a meeting with Central Michigan Life staff members Friday, Shapiro said he felt he had been doing his […]
Business/Nonprofits / Featured / Mount Pleasant / Top Stories
Patrick Bartolo, foreground, prepares an order at Buffalo Wild Wings, 1904 S. Mission St. on Tuesday afternoon. Buffalo Wild Wings broke its single-day sales record on Saturday, the day Central Michigan played football against Michigan State, earning over $27,000 according to manager David Kramer.
(Adam Niemi/Staff Photographer)

MSU weekend brings estimated $5.2 million to Mount Pleasant; some businesses say it wasn’t what they expected

Long lines and seas of green were seen around Mount Pleasant this weekend when Michigan State University defeated Central Michigan University’s football team. While CMU lost, some businesses are considering the weekend a win when it came to revenue. Chris […]
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Provost Gary Shapiro to resign following the 2012-13 academic year, return to classroom

Central Michigan University Provost Gary Shapiro plans to resign following the 2012-13 academic year, according to a release sent out by the university Tuesday morning. Shapiro, who came to CMU in 1978, will return to teaching in 2014. He plans […]
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Shapiro outlines academic prioritization, university goals for the 2012-13 year

Almost $3.7 million of university funds will go toward supporting the highest priority programs from University Provost Gary Shapiro’s academic prioritization recommendations in 2011. Academic prioritization began as a joint project between Shapiro and University President George Ross. The report […]
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Stafford unhappy with soccer’s 2-0 loss to Texas A&M

Inconsistent play led to a 2-0 loss for the women’s soccer team Sunday when they were defeated by No. 14 Texas A&M. Head coach Neil Stafford said he was disappointed in his team’s failure to come home with a win […]

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