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CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

CMU did not deny FOIA request from Central Michigan Life reporter

Editor’s Note: Central Michigan Life reported factual errors in the front page story, “FOIA  for LaBelle, CMU lawsuit settlement denied by university officials,” published in the April 4 edition. In the story, it was reported that CM Life reporter was denied […]
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Board of Trustees: William Kanine serves first meeting as new board chairman

William Kanine grew up like many young men, loving sports and dreaming that one day he might be a professional athlete. Despite all of his success as a personal certified accountant, Kanine never dreamed he’d one day be chairman of […]
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President George E. Ross speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the Bovee University Center. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Board of Trustees: Ross, Heeke call for increased student attendance at athletic events

Central Michigan University President George Ross praised the state of the athletics department following the first CMU Board of Trustees meeting of the 2014 calendar year. “I’m not being trite when I say that Dave Heeke is the best athletic […]
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University President George Ross listens during a Dec. 5, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting in the Presidents Conference Room of the Bovee UC. (File Photo | Chuck Miller)

BOT Notebook: Construction of Biosciences Building four months ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Biosciences Building is set to begin in July and is predicted to take less time than previously thought. “I’m happy to report our completion date has been moved forward by four months,” said Stephen Lawrence, vice […]
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Robert F. Wardrop speaks during a Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday in the Bovee University Center. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Board of Trustees: Wardrop joins CMURC, Opperman moves to development board

The Central Michigan University Research Corporation’s Board of Directors gained a new member Thursday. The CMU Board of Trustees approved Trustee Robert Wardrop to replace Sarah Opperman, who will take a seat on the development board of the CMU Research Corporation. […]
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Board of Trustees: Collective bargaining approved for three on campus unions

Board of Trustees: Collective bargaining approved for three on campus unions

Central Michigan University’s board of trustees approved a motion Thursday allowing university officials to collectively bargain with three of nine union groups on campus. The Faculty Association, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees for service maintenance employees, and […]
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Board of Trustees to approve collective bargaining for upcoming faculty contract negotiations

Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees will likely approve a motion Thursday to begin collective bargaining between university officials, the Faculty Association and other unions associated with CMU workers. This allows the university to engage in contract negotiations with these […]
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President George E. Ross announces that his 2% raise will be donated back to the university in the form of a scholarship for music majors on Thursday morning during a Board of Trustees meeting in Bovee University Center. (Katy Kildee | Staff Photographer)

Trustees give Ross two-percent raise after ‘self-evaluation’

University President George Ross received a two-percent raise after receiving a favorable evaluation during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. Ross’s new yearly salary will total $371,280 effective January 2014. “I want to thank the trustees for this vote of confidence,” […]
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Campus master planning reveals space deficits, capital projects

Steve Lawrence has some big plans for Central Michigan University. The vice president for facilities management revealed large space utilization deficits, $129 million in needed building repairs and 20 proposed capital projects during a presentation at the Board of Trustees […]
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Board of Trustees notebook: CMU faces $100 million in unfunded retirement liability; Ross says CMU on right track

Central Michigan University is facing another significant budget crisis, this time relating to unfunded pension liability. According to an audit report by Plante Moran presented to the Board of Trustees at Thursday’s meeting, the university faces an estimated $100 million […]
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Ross: Burdette’s replacement might not be hired by Oct. 1

Vice President of Finance and Administrative Services David Burdette will retire at the end of this month, but University President George Ross said he is not sure if a replacement will be in place by Oct. 1. “I, honestly, don’t […]
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Johnson presents new challenges, solutions for dwindling enrollment

Johnson presents new challenges, solutions for dwindling enrollment

Vice President of Enrollment and Student Services Steven Johnson has identified three major challenges on campus that, if addressed, might have a hand in upping Central Michigan University’s appeal to prospective students. Johnson’s long-awaited, comprehensive enrollment management plan points to an outdated […]


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