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LETTER: Title IX committee meeting planned for April 5

(03/28/12 11:45am)

I am writing this letter to inform the campus community of the work of the Central Michigan University Title IX-Gender Equity Committee. In January of this year, University President George Ross formed a committee with the charge of assessing CMU’s ongoing compliance with Title IX, with the primary focus to provide equitable varsity athletic participation opportunities for both male and female students.

LETTER: Difficult to have faith saying fracking is integral to jobs, energy

(03/16/12 11:30am)

A recent letter from Michigan Oil and Gas Association President Frank Mortl (Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan is proven safe, important, Feb. 27) strategically ignored the risks imposed by fracking to human health and the environment, touting the fictitious notion that fracking is "integral to energy production, job creation and our economic wellbeing."

LETTER: Affordable Care Act offers college students health insurance option

(02/17/12 12:00pm)

Recently, Michigan State University announced that if students do not have health insurance coverage on their own, they will be required to enroll in a MSU plan at a cost of nearly $1,500 for the year. The university was acting in response to the fact that a high number of students at MSU have historically not had coverage, and they want to protect students who might get sick and have to choose between paying medical bills or college.

LETTER: College of Medicine progress is remarkable, needed

(01/25/12 12:55pm)

I have been following with great interest the progress being made by Central Michigan University in establishing the College of Medicine. The idea of a school of medicine focusing on training primary care physicians was being discussed during the last months of my tenure as a member of the board of trustees. Having accomplished so much in such a short period of time under the leadership of Chairman Dr. Sam Kottamasu, Dean Ernest Yoder, Provost E. Gary Shapiro and University President George Ross, is truly remarkable.