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'Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,' a comedy about childhood relationships, opens at Bush Theatre

(06/25/15 11:47pm)

Summer repertory theater at Central Michigan University opened “Jerry Finnegan’s Sister,” a comedy about a childhood friendship turning to romance. The show was presented to an audience of around 175.  The comedy follows the characters Beth and Brian, and tells the story of their complicated relationship. The same actors play Beth and Brian from the time they are 6-years-old and 7, to their early 20s.  Written by Jack Neary, Beth, who is Brian’s best friend Jerry’s little sister, befriends Brian at a young age, and the two develop a friendship.

University operating budget set at $483 million

(06/23/15 2:21pm)

The Board of Trustees increased the university's operating budget by $21 million at today's meeting, setting the 2015-16 budget at $483 million. The budget is based on state appropriations if slightly more than $80 million, or 62 days of university operation, said President George Ross.State appropriations account for almost 17 percent of the university's revenue.

Teammates, coaches rally in support of Nash

(06/17/15 1:27pm)

Social media has erupted with Facebook posts and tweets in support of Central Michigan University Derrick Nash, who is in the hospital fighting for his life. Diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013, Nash has been at the University of Michigan Health System hospital for three weeks. Acute lymphoblastic leukemia affects the bone marrow's ability to create healthy blood cells.