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MLK keynote speaker explains modern civil rights movement

(01/20/16 11:45pm)

Civil rights activist Shaun King spoke to about 200 students at Central Michigan’s Plachta Auditorium about racial inequalities in today’s society — specifically within the African American community — as part of a week's worth of events to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.“The problems have not gone away, they have just changed,” he said. “Racism is here to stay.

Marching to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(01/18/16 7:51pm)

Students and community members celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by marching through the snow-covered campus of Central Michigan University to downtown Mount Pleasant for his candlelight vigil on the afternoon of Jan. 18. “People marched and died to fight for something that’s important, and history can repeat itself very quickly if we don’t pay attention to it," said Alex Christmas, one of the students who marched.

Snow and ice removal vital to preventing campus injuries

(01/17/16 2:14pm)

Approaching the winter months, snow at CMU can mean lighthearted fun, but it can also cause poor conditions for navigating campus, despite facilities management staff members and grounds workers whose job is to keep campus in an accessible state.Last year, the university spent a total of $178,228 on snow removal efforts, which comprised of $90,740 in salt costs, $70,566 in regular labor and $16,922 in overtime labor, Lawrence said.

Student workers look forward to minimum wage increases

(01/13/16 7:17pm)

With the new year comes the new chance to make rent on time with Michigan being one of 14 states raising their minimum wage in 2016As a Sweeney residence hall desk manager, Kathleen Trombley plans on putting the increased pay amount toward her schooling and rent. The Saint Clair Shores junior said a raised minimum wage could increase employee satisfaction, in turn increasing productivity. “People need to make a living and the current minimum is just wage not cutting it,” Trombley said.