TO THE EDITOR:
Below are your search results. You can also try a Basic Search.
TO THE EDITOR:
Unless you’ve been in a study coma for the last several months, I’m sure you’ve heard something about the bill moving through the House and Senate intended to defund Planned Parenthood.
Late last month, Central Michigan University students received an e-mail announcing our on-campus pharmacy is closing. The pharmacy closes its doors for good on Thursday, Feb. 25. This decision does a major disservice to the students, faculty and staff that used the pharmacy. It is also another indication of how out of touch university decision makers can be when it comes to student needs. The pharmacy filled 20,251 prescriptions and served 4,232 patients within the last year. Apparently, serving students and staff wasn’t a substantial enough reason to keep the important service open. Now, those customers will have to go off campus to get their medications. Some people have said the pharmacy closing is no big deal; A CVS and a Walgreens are close by. This is more than a matter of convenience. Students who can’t afford prescription costs were able to put charges from the pharmacy on their CMU accounts. That won’t be an option at the local chain pharmacies. The pharmacy also provided a delivery service to faculty offices and other on-campus locations. For example, many female students picked up birth control pills there. It provided a necessary service within walking distance from each residence hall. Located in Foust Hall, the pharmacy was a short walk from the on-campus health clinic. Students could get a visit to the doctor and a trip to the pharmacy accomplished in one building. CMU gives plenty of resources to other student services such as the Student Activity Center and the Charles V. Park Library. Why make these auxiliary arms a financial priority and not one directly related to student health?Making a decision about a service important to so many people without the student and staff perspective in mind is becoming a trend at this university. Chuck Mahone, CMU’s Student Government president said the closing of the pharmacy was news to him, too. He is supposed to be our voice to campus decision makers. That's typical. That is what is at the root of this closure: CMU’s glaring disregard for student concerns. If CMU officials want students to feel connected to the university, we have a simple prescription for how that can be achieved. Talk to us before you make a decision that directly affects us. CMU missed another opportunity to do so here. The closing of our schools pharmacy makes it uneasy to think about which student service might be next.
TO THE EDITOR:
With the 2016 democratic presidential primary heating up, it has turned into a two-candidate race between Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Secetary of State Hillary Clinton.
Two weeks ago, Central Michigan Life covered the Flint Water Crisis. Hearing stories from students whose families have been affected by this tragedy is heartbreaking.
Less than two weeks ago, the Central Michigan University Athletics Department welcomed a new volleyball coach. We’re interested to see where Mike Gawlik will take the program.
TO THE EDITOR:
I’m originally from the Empire State.
Knowing you’ll soon be only feet away from possibly the next president of the United States makes the leg cramps gained during a seven-hour road trip to Iowa City easier to handle.
Monday’s presidential Iowa caucuses brought several key political issues to mind.
Today is the first day of Black History Month – a time every American citizen should spend reflecting on African-American culture.
In last Monday’s editorial, Central Michigan Life congratulated me on my election as Mayor of Mount Pleasant and asked me to recognize that students are a part of the community and want to be part of the mission of leading the city forward.
In regards to the article that was printed in Central Michigan Life talking about concealed carry on campus, there are several things that I would like to address.
Late last week, a small group of students gathered on campus to call for Gov. Rick Snyder's resignation.
To the Author of the Open Letter to Mayor Ling:
Flint's water is poisoned with lead. A whole generation is either sick, disabled or dying because of mismanagement and lies.
What is a letter to the editor?
The following are responses from members of the CMU community regarding the WCMU public broadcasting auction.