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Levitt continues legal battles after parody Twitter case

(08/25/15 12:51pm)

Mount Pleasant attorney Todd Levitt is engaged in ongoing legal battles stemming from a June 2014 lawsuit against Zachary Felton, a recent Central Michigan University graduate, for creating a Twitter accountFelton's account @levittlawyer, also known as "Todd Levitt 2.0," posted tweets mocking Levitt and used his trademarked law firm logo and pictures from his Facebook. Levitt argued that the account portrayed him in a false light but the case was dismissed in February by Isabella Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain.Levitt said he would seek an appeal, which was filed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in July. Levitt is appealing Judge Paul Chamberlain's decision to grant Felton summary disposition, a determination made by a court without issuing a legal opinion.

University operating budget set at $483 million

(06/23/15 2:21pm)

The Board of Trustees increased the university's operating budget by $21 million at today's meeting, setting the 2015-16 budget at $483 million. The budget is based on state appropriations if slightly more than $80 million, or 62 days of university operation, said President George Ross.State appropriations account for almost 17 percent of the university's revenue.

University approves CMU Victoria's Secret PINK products

(05/12/15 11:58am)

Central Michigan University has approved nine T-shirt designs, one pair of yoga pants and three pairs of socks to be sold at Victoria's Secret in July. The products will be available at the Midland Mall, Lansing Mall, Eastwood Towne Center in East Lansing and Fashion Square Mall in Saginaw, said Sherry Knight, associate vice president of University Communications."CMU is one of only four Michigan universities to be highlighted on VS PINK clothing--a testament to the strength of our brand and to the spirit and pride of CMU students, alumni and faculty and staff," Knight said. 

CMU spends $145,474 to play in Popeyes Bahamas Bowl

(04/05/15 10:30pm)

Institutional bowl game expenses for the 2014 Popeyes Bahamas Bowl was submitted to the NCAA April 1. Expenses for transportation, meals, lodging and other costs totalled $595,474. Central Michigan University paid 25 percent of the expenses, $145,474, while the Mid-American Conference provided a $450,000 stipend which covered flight costs and meals for 239 players, staff membersRoom costs at Atlantis Paradise Island are provided free to Central Michigan and Western Kentucky, while passports for all players were paid for by CMU over the summer and received in September in the possibility of receiving this bid.The rooms are paid for from Dec.

College of Business offers only undergraduate real estate program in Michigan

(03/31/15 10:00pm)

 With only about 20 majors and 20 minors in the real estate program, Novi senior Bret Shrader enjoys how personal the classes are for the students.    Being the only real estate program offering an undergrad degree in Michigan, the small classes are often full of discussion and helps promote solid relationships between the professors and students.While currently low, the number of students involved in the program has been increasing as awareness of the program is spread at events like the Michigan Association of Realtor' convention and the Urban Landing Convention.