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Warriner Hall re-opening unknown to university officials

(06/09/15 2:46pm)

Warriner Hall will remain closed this week as the asbestos cleanup procedure has added three more items to address. The building was closed on May 29 when elevated levels of asbestos were found in the air after crews working on waterlines noticed insulation and old pipes in an air duct in the building's crawl space.Warriner's mechanical room was cleaned over the weekend according to a press release sent out today. The next step in the cleanup process is installing a new air handling system for the President's Office.

Professor files lawsuit against university for discrimination related to medical leave

(06/08/15 4:14pm)

Journalism faculty member Sara Kubik has filed a federal lawsuit against Central Michigan University and several individuals for sex discrimination, pregnancy discrimination and retaliation.Those named in the suit are the Board of Trustees, Provost Michael Gealt, Dean of the College of Communication and Fine Arts Shelly Hinck, Maria Marron and journalism faculty members Lori Brost and Tim Boudreau, who is also a member of the Board of Student Publications for Central Michigan Life.Kubik filed four counts, including sex and pregnancy discrimination under Title VII. A branch of the Civil Rights act of 1964, Title VII protects individuals against employment discrimination on the bases of race and color, national origin, sex and religion.

Warriner Hall closed for remainder of the week

(06/04/15 11:55am)

Warriner Hall will be closed for the remainder of the week as a portion of the building is still being cleared by contractors. The university is working with Fibertec, a Holt environmental consulting firm, which did more testing yesterday. The university's Office of Risk Management and Environmental Health and Safety was informed Friday about the elevated asbestos levels.

Division volleyball begins at Special Olympics Summer Games

(05/29/15 2:09pm)

Sandy Hodges remembers watching the Special Olympics Summer Games when she was a student at Central Michigan University.A 1978 alumna, Hodges said the games were smaller when they first started and were held at Finch Fieldhouse.Today, dozens of volleyball teams packed into the Student Activity Center for the division volleyball tournament of the 2015 Summer Games.

Opening ceremony kicks off Special Olympics Summer Games

(05/28/15 11:17pm)

More than 2,600 Special Olympians marched into Kelly/Shorts Stadium today for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics Summer Games.Accompanied by nearly 1,000 chaperones and coaches, the athletes were greeted with high fives and cheers from volunteers and members of the community. Chief executive officer and president of Special Olympics Michigan Lois Arnold greeted the athletes."You are no longer on the sidelines, you are now on the field," she said.Arnold also congratulated the volleyball team and power lifter that will compete in the World Games in Los Angeles on July 25.