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LIFE IN BRIEF: Ross testifies to State House subcommittee on higher education

(04/21/10 4:00am)

University President George Ross testified Monday to the Michigan House subcommittee on higher education appropriations. Ross said CMU’s current state appropriations are equal to those in 1999 and that CMU receives the fourth least state appropriations for public universities despite being the fourth largest one. Saginaw Valley State University President Eric Gilbertson also testified before the subcommittee.

Gary Koppenhaver notes research, making connections in forum

(03/24/10 10:38pm)

The balance between teaching and research is what drew Gary Koppenhaver to Central Michigan University. The College of Business Administration dean candidate held an open forum today and said CMU is looked at as a more balanced institution and has a compelling balance of teaching and research. He hopes to continue the balance by pushing teachers to be scholars.

LIFE IN BRIEF: Funding rally in Lansing on Thursday

(03/24/10 4:00am)

Funding rally Starting at 8 a.m. Thursday at the Lansing Capitol Building, students representing several universities across Michigan will rally to ask for higher education funding, the concealed weapons on college campus legislations and the Medical Amnesty Bill. Central Michigan University’s Student Government Association is arranging to excuse students from classes and will provide busing for those interested in attending. SGA also will schedule a meeting with Education policy makers for students who wish to discuss higher education. Online sign-up can be found at

CMU administration in a game of musical chairs

(08/28/09 6:00am)

Shake up a hat and pull out a name. Things are transitioning quickly at Central Michigan University with at least 15 administrative positions searching new leadership in an array of jumbled switches. The most recent is Dan Vetter appointed as interim dean of College of Business Administration, effective Aug. 31, from his position as senior associate dean of CBA. Claudia Douglass became interim vice provost for academic affairs Aug. 10. And Douglass’s former position of associate dean of the College of Science and Technology is still without an interim.