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Neuroscience society helps raise awareness, get students involved

(11/27/15 12:20pm)

Central Neuroscience Society is a student based organization with the objective of promoting awareness about neuroscience research and events.“The society focuses on giving neuroscience students, especially freshmen, a supportive orientation and involve people who are interested to learn and apply neuroscience in their lives,” CNS president and Macomb CMU senior Kelsey Idyle said.

International students, Museum Studies partner on exhibit

(11/24/15 6:19pm)

'Now, We are here!' proclaims a vibrant poster. It features the names of Michelle Kourouma's ELI-071 students written in a multitude of languages, representing a celebration of diversity and culture.But unlike most classroom projects, this one will soon be displayed for the community.This new kind of exhibit will be coming to The Museum of Cultural and Natural History in Rowe Hall Dec.

RSO requirement to promote diversity

(11/22/15 11:07am)

All 413 registered student organizations at Central Michigan University have vowed not to discriminate, but only 21 have gone a step further and actually promoted diversity.Located under policy number nine in The Policy Manual and Guide to Running an RSO, the Non-Discrimination Act clearly states that all students have equal opportunity in education, employment, and university programs.

Refugee crisis sparks meaningful conversation in Speak Up Speak Out forum

(11/19/15 11:56pm)

On Thursday night the Charles V. Park Library auditorium was filled to capacity as students and faculty members attended the Speak Up, Speak Out forum “Life Interrupted: Meeting the Challenge of Refugee Crises.” Although the event was planned six months ago, with millions of Syrian refugees now seeking asylum, the topic is more relevant than ever. “It did not suddenly become an issue on Friday, and even if ISIS were destroyed tomorrow it would continue to be an issue,” said Dr. Ted Clayton, event facilitator and political science professor.Recently, the nation has been debating whether or not refugees should be allowed into the United States.

Students spread cultural awareness at Unified Holiday Celebration

(11/19/15 10:03pm)

Julius Cantuba said it’s important for students to remember people celebrate winter holidays other than Christmas.“Before (students) go to Thanksgiving next week, the Unified Holiday Celebration brings awareness to other holidays,” said Cantuba, who is a student staff assistant in the Multicultural Academic Student Services office.The Unified Holiday Celebration was hosted by MASS in the Bovee University Center Rotunda on Thursday, Nov.

Transcend educates students on contemporary trans issues

(11/18/15 10:03pm)

Members of Transcend spoke about contemporary trans issues at Trans 201 sessions on Wednesday. During the sessions, students had the opportunity to ask questions in a safe space. Transcend president Ash Alexander and vice president Kai Neizgoda covered macro issues that affect trans individuals, such as violence, mental health and economic disparity, in addition to micro issues. Microaggressions include misgendering people, asking invasive questions, making assumptions and not allowing trans individuals to use the correct bathrooms. Neizgoda said microaggressions, which are often present in people’s daily lives, add up and have an impact on people.One example of invasive questioning they shared was Caitlyn Jenner being asked about the difficulties of being a woman.

North Art Studio cleanup leaves contaminated, contained air ducts

(11/18/15 3:38pm)

After metals including lead, copper and mercury were found in the North Art Studio over the summer at levels above Occupational Safety and Health Administration-recommended housekeeping limits, Sherry Knight said the building was cleaned successfully. She said no health concerns have been confirmed related to the studio contamination.A mechanical room on the second floor of the North Arts Studio still contains a few pieces of contaminated ductwork that are not in use and have been sealed and contained.

Rose Pool closure leaves club sports teams treading water

(11/17/15 1:54pm)

When the Rose Center pool closes in June 2016, many teams will be left without a place to practice, and the Mount Pleasant community will have one less place to swim.Due to improper regulations, a committee of students, staff and faculty from Central Michigan University decided that renovating the pool isn’t worth the potential $4.6 million that it would be required to spend.The pool is four feet deep on the sides and eight feet deep in the middle, which makes it difficult for both swimmers and water polo players.