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CMU democrats and republicans share why students should vote

(11/01/15 5:12pm)

By voting in each election, students can make a difference, said Jonathan Thebo, chair of College Republicans at Central Michigan University. “(Our age group has) a very low turn out, so it’s time for millennials to start realizing if you vote and we start getting high turn outs, candidates on all levels will adjust their campaigns based on what millennials care about,” Thebo said.With lots of coverage in the media about the upcoming presidential election in 2016, it’s more common for students to pay attention to the presidential race, Thebo said, but there’s more that can be done on the local level.

Russian Language Courses Return to CMU

(11/01/15 4:30pm)

For the first time in fifteen years, Russian will be available as a language option for students at Central Michigan University in Spring 2016.One course, Russian 101: Elementary Russian, will be offered as a pilot to gauge student interest in the program, said Foreign Languages, Literatures and Cultures department chair Christi Brookes.Russian has been a foreign language option at CMU for decades, but interest began to wane after the Cold War and courses stopped being offered altogether after 2000.Until computer science,information and technology major Andrew Holland approached her last year with a desire to "It's still a very important and large language," Holland said.