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On April 25, a an earthquake that tipped the Richter scale at 7.8 devastated Nepal. This earthquake left 9,000 dead and 23,000 injured, triggering a series of aftershocks that continue to pose a threat to Nepal and parts of India, China and Bangladesh.But these were not just numbers to Central Michigan graduate student Shanker Tamang. Tamang, who grew up in Semjong village, a day's travel from Kathmandu, was studying molecular biology at CMU when he heard the news.(quote)Tamang rallied for support within the CMU community.
Speak Up Speak Out, the student forum, will hold their first discussion 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Monday, Sept.
Representatives of Mount Pleasant attorney Todd Levitt and Digital First Media were given the opportunity to make their arguments to Isabella County Chief Judge Paul Chamberlain before he in a motion hearing Sept.
An open house for the Center for Innovation, Collaboration & Engagement will take place on Friday Sept.
A report on the second year of Central Michigan University's strategic planning priorities initiatives and metrics showed only 21 percent of incoming freshmen graduate in four years.University President George Ross briefed the CMU Board of Trustees on performance of last year's goals in the strategic plan and presented goals for 2016. The goals are based on five priorities approved by the board in 2012: student success, research and creative activity, quality faculty and staff, community partnerships and infrastructure stewardship."The idea is being able to measure progress, positive or negative, toward our strategic priorities," Ross said.
Construction is still underway on the new six-story Courtyard by Marriott hotel located east of Kelly/Shorts football Stadium. The project is behind schedule of its original August 2015 schedule, and is now scheduled to open in the summer of 2016.
Sunrise Friday will commence the eighth annual Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" marathon reading at CMU's Botanical Gardens.Beginning at 7:22 a.m., participants will start reading the collection of poems, reading only as much as they care to.
Black Lives Matter brought its movement toCommunity action dialgouges on black lives matter.
Students can expect Welcome Weekend-level police enforcement during all of Central Michigan University's big event weekends. At tonight's Mount Pleasant City Commission meeting, Mount Pleasant Police Captain Paul Lauria presented feedback to commissioners regarding student behavior during Welcome Weekend. He said police implemented plans to deal with behavior, including large crowds, ordinance violations, trash and fireworks.
This summer, City Commissioners took actions to address common complaints made by residents who share their neighborhoods with students north of campus.They did so while most of Central Michigan University's student population returned home or left Mount Pleasant, demonstrating a lack of communication that has fostered contempt between the two groups for decades.During those meetings, the city commission approved several changes that will directly affect students – including hiring an additional code enforcement officer to police a student-populated zone known as the M-2 district.Those decisions were reached during a time of the year when few students were able participate in public discussions at open meetings.
Central Michigan University will be hosting a total of six plays throughout the school year, about once a month.
"It's good to inform students over the summer, but then the other 19,000 come back and don't know about the changes.
For decades, longtime Mount Pleasant residents have watched with skepticism as Central Michigan University and city officials attempt to tame student partying.
Student Advocates for the Medical and Responsible Use of
Cannabis are collecting signatures for a proposal that would legalize marijuana
for recreational purposes within the state of Michigan.The proposal, known
as the Michigan Marihuana Legalization, Regulation and Economic Stimulus Act,
would allow adults age 21 and above to possess 2.5 ounces of marijuana and to
privately grow 12 marijuana plants, while giving state and local governments
flexibility on regulation.
Students used to staying out late and using side doors to enter their dorms may need to reconsider their after-hours plans.As of the start of the 2015 school year, all exits other than the front doors for dorms will be locking starting at 10 p.m.
Central Michigan University’s Veterans’ Resource Center started the 2015 school year off under new direction.The VRC serves veterans, active military and spouses or dependents of active military and veterans.
As the price of tuition increases every year, students are
still willing to pay the price for a college education even though most can
agree that it’s too high for everyone to consider attending CMU as a viable
option. Central Michigan Life
asked students how they felt about the price of tuition.“I think (the tuition price is) annoying,” said Taylor
sophomore Theron Logan.
good credit score can help students achieve financial milestones after
graduation, but students on average have low credit scores.
Over the course of almost two years, the decision to spend half a million dollars on a renovation in Wightman hall was finally put into place over the summer. Michael Mamp, the professor for Central Michigan University’s visual merchandising class, played a crucial role in this decision.
Central Michigan University was ranked the 111th-best public university in the country in the U.S.