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Levitt continues legal battles after parody Twitter case

(08/25/15 12:51pm)

Mount Pleasant attorney Todd Levitt is engaged in ongoing legal battles stemming from a June 2014 lawsuit against Zachary Felton, a recent Central Michigan University graduate, for creating a Twitter accountFelton's account @levittlawyer, also known as "Todd Levitt 2.0," posted tweets mocking Levitt and used his trademarked law firm logo and pictures from his Facebook. Levitt argued that the account portrayed him in a false light but the case was dismissed in February by Isabella Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain.Levitt said he would seek an appeal, which was filed to the Michigan Court of Appeals in July. Levitt is appealing Judge Paul Chamberlain's decision to grant Felton summary disposition, a determination made by a court without issuing a legal opinion.

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.

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.

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,

Students manage about $2 million in stocks

(02/08/15 10:30pm)

Hands-on learning is taken to a new level in the College of Business. The college’s Portfolio Management class allows students to handle over $1.6 million in real world money while the Finance Club handles over $170,000.With few examples nationwide of students managing real money funds, the college decided to give students a practical experience in investing by creating a fund in 1993.

New Venture team gears up for competition in March

(01/25/15 11:45pm)

Kevin Keeley remembers walking into an interview for a busboy position with a nearly blank resume at 18-years-old. It was a hard sell, the Dearborn senior claimed, because most companies value experience.This experience isn’t easy to obtain, however, when companies are hiring those with previous work experience over those hoping to get hired to gain experience.

SAP University Alliance program, awards help students in Information System courses get hired

(05/23/14 5:16pm)

The Dow Chemical Company has announced its Dow Chemical SAP Award of Excellence scholarship winners, including two Central Michigan University seniors and one graduate student. The recipients were all students enrolled in the Information Systems undergraduate and master's degree programs. Dow Chemical gives out the academic excellence awards to students who have garnered high marks during their fall and spring semester course work.

Professors raise questions about safety of Smith Hall during public forum

(04/10/14 11:59pm)

Professors from the College of Business Administration believe Smith Hall might be giving them cancer. Despite working to address their concerns, university officials have said there is no cause for alarm. “We might be sitting on a time bomb,” said Crina Tarasi, professor of marketing, during a public forum on Wednesday.