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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.

New Venture competitors make last minute preparations

(03/24/15 10:18pm)

After almost two semesters of preparation, the New Venture Competition competitors are making last minute adjustments to their business in hopes of winning the $30,000 prize on Friday.Mount Pleasant junior Sam Pina and her teammate, senior Joe Pina, of the Revolve Replication team will be spending the remaining days until the competition going over presentation and making sure all their loose ends are tied up by calling different organizations to receive last minute feedback.

Humble Abode Tiny Homes New Venture team prepares for competition

(03/19/15 10:00pm)

Three Oaks senior Sarah Campbell and Harrison senior Jessica Koskinen are hoping their Humble Abode Tiny Homes business will become the second tiny home builder found in the MidWest.They hope to achieve this through the New Venture Competition, which is offering over $75,000 in awards. Humble Abode Tiny Homes builds smaller homes than the regular 1200 square foot home.

CMU enacts new Sexual Misconduct Policy

(03/17/15 10:45pm)

Central Michigan University enacted a new Sexual Misconduct Policy Tuesday, which details university procedure once it has become aware of allegations of sexual misconduct in order to prevent its recurrence, remedy its effects, promote safety and deter individuals from similar future behavior.University President George Ross made released a statement alongside the official release Tuesday, in which he called on students and faculty to protect each other and report inappropriate behavior."We have a responsibility to understand, address and work to eliminate instances of sexual misconduct," Ross said in the release.

Daymond John to share insight on goal setting

(03/03/15 5:44pm)

The multi-billion dollar CEO and founder of FUBU fashion and the television personality on ABC’s entrepreneurial business show, Shark Tank, Daymond John, will be speaking at the Finch Fieldhouse at 7 p.m Wednesday. ‘Daymond John: Get into the Goal-Setting Mindset’ will feature John sharing his expertise on setting goals to become successful entrepreneurs and business leaders.

Spending in NCAA Division I athletics increases as competition forces inflation

(02/24/15 10:30pm)

Funding for collegiate athletic programs have been increasing for decades.Today, six-figure coaching contracts, a demand by fans and boosters for state-of-the-art facilities and increased scholarship commitments clash with declining state funding for higher education.Because it is rare for all but the largest universities to balance budgets on revenue alone, schools like CMU have had to compensate by using subsidies from the general fund; money created by academic programs and tuition dollars.“We are challenged in how we are doing our business; where we fit in right now because of this mad rush going forward,” said Director of Athletics Dave Heeke.

Board of Trustees to meet Thursday

(02/17/15 10:30pm)

There are three action items requested on the agenda. A motion will be considered authorizing President George Ross to ratify and sign collective bargaining agreements for 2015-2016 and beyond with the Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council and the Union of Teaching Faculty.Two Facilities Management motions will be considered, including contracting for the design, construction and related services necessary to complete the Grawn Hall Addition and Renovation project and planning, design and installation of a natural gas burner on boiler #4 in the Central Energy Facility.

New Venture competitors develop business plan

(02/15/15 10:30pm)

After talking to seven different designers located from Chicago to Montrul in seven hours, Mount Pleasant senior Andy Clark’s New Venture Competition business plan is becoming increasingly realistic.Clark and his business partners, Dearborn senior Kevin Keeley and Woodhaven senior Chelsea Barnes, are working to further their idea of a casual employment firm,