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New RSO advocates for rights of refugees

(02/22/17 8:22pm)

The Student Advocates for Forced Migrants has been around for just one month, but the registered student organizations is already making a big impact.Starting in mid-January, SAFM advocates for the rights of forced migrants The creation of the RSO came from a class the executive board members took last semester, said SAFM president and freshman Kaci Clayton.

Cultural Night and Expo highlights customs and traditions from around the globe

(02/19/17 11:58am)

International students from around the world showcased their cultures at the Cultural Night and Expo on Saturday in Finch Fieldhouse.Hundreds of people from the Mount Pleasant and CMU community gathered to learn more about the cultures of CMU’s international students and enjoy the variety of activities and events planned throughout the expo.Cultural Night is presented by the International Student Organization.

'Up 'til Dawn' raises $25,000 for St. Jude Children's Hospital

(02/18/17 5:42pm)

After experiencing intense chest pains and bronchitis-like symptoms outside Anspach Hall, Katelyn Massaria found herself taken to McLaren Central Michigan Hospital by ambulance.In October, the Lexington junior was diagnosed with stage two Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and a softball-sized tumor was compressing her airway.Massaria spoke at the 2017 St.

Food taster celebrates African-American cuisine

(02/16/17 7:52pm)

This year’s Black History Month Food Taster was held at the Wesley Foundation on Feb 15 from 4 to 7 p.m.The event is one of many that has been organized by the Multicultural Academic Student Services department in honor of black history month.The entry fee was $5 for CMU students and $7 for the general public.Attendees enjoyed a buffet of traditional soul food provided by catering company Soul Sista's.

SGA supports proposal to create new UP subgroup

(02/13/17 11:36pm)

The house and senate voted to pass the proposal to create Group IV-D of the University Program at their meeting on Feb.13.Group IV-D is entitled Studies in Other Forms of Discrimination in the United States and Other Cultures.“In 2014-15 this was brought up under the Chuck Malone administration and it passed both the house and senate,” said SGA Vice President Anna Owens.  “But right now since its two years since that one passed, we are just bringing it to you guys again so that we can make sure this is something that the student body as a whole wants.”The proposal states that adding Group IV-D will provide students to undertake courses focusing on groups inside or outside the US that experience social, economic, and/or political discrimination due to identities or shared traits other than race.The house and senate passed the proposal with 74 in favor, 13 opposed and 9 abstained.“We would hope that it would be on the fall 2018 bulletin, but that is uncertain depending on when it would be approved by the academic senate through the university,” said Michael Mamp Professor of Human and Environmental Studies.Packets for those wanting to run for SGA President and Vice President are available in the SGA office due by March 3.Campaigns are not allowed to start until Feb.