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EDITORIAL: Give survivors a say

(10/30/14 10:56pm)

There are rapists attending Central Michigan University. Because of the rate at which sexual assault goes unreported, it is statistically improbable that every assault that has occurred on this campus has led to the conviction of the perpetrator.On Tuesday, members of Students Advocating Gender Equality held a public protest to encourage for CMU to expel every person found guilty of any degree of sexual assault, based on the Student Code of Conduct.



EDITORIAL: Remembering bravery

(10/24/14 12:50pm)

Speaking about a loved one who lost a fight with cancer can be painful. But for Damon Brown, sharing his wife’s story with students, faculty and staff on Tuesday evening showed Central Michigan University the power of love and acceptance. Moments like these remind us why we recognize breast cancer awareness in October, and for better or for worse, why the entire nation goes pink for one month at the end of the year.“My world stopped.











Pink for a purpose

(09/30/14 3:59pm)

More than 3 million people living in the United States are survivors of breast cancer. Today – the first day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month- we celebrate those who have persevered through the disease and we extend an empathetic hand to those enduring it.Most importantly, we remember that we as a community are battling breast cancer.



NO FORGETTING FERGUSON

(09/25/14 8:20pm)

This week, 140 Central Michigan University community members gathered for a Speak Up, Speak Out Event to discuss police brutality in the aftermath of the Ferguson, Mo., riots.We commend Mount Pleasant for keeping the conversation alive a month and a half after Michael Brown, an unarmed black man, was shot and killed by police, turning a community, and eventually a nation, to protest.It speaks well of the character of our students, teachers, staff and community when we are able to constructively discuss sensitive issues, like race and police brutality.


BUILDING OUR FUTURE

(09/23/14 8:01pm)

Nearly 15 years ago, the College of Science and Technology's founding dean voiced the need for Central Michigan University to continue its commitment to research in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).Last week, the university officially broke ground on the new 169,000 square-foot Biosciences Building and marked the next chapter of the journey.By the time the building officially opens its door, which officials say will be January 2017, classrooms will be filled with cutting edge technology that will help put students ahead of the innovation curve.The building will include a vivarium, a molecular biology core, an isotope laboratory, a herbarium and electron microscopes, according to CMU’s website.



Torn by textbooks

(09/18/14 7:21pm)

The Central Michigan University bookstore recently announced plans to rent space in downtown Mount Pleasant as a response to the rise in textbook demand from its global campus.While we love to see our university’s bookstore thriving, we cannot help but feel the lingering effects of the vacant building sitting across the street from Warriner Hall – the one that used to house the Student Book Exchange.When SBX closed its doors over the summer, it shut down the main competition of the CMU’s bookstore.