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Satanist visits class to demonstrate free speech boundaries

(11/06/15 12:00pm)

Jex Blackmore, director and spokesperson of The Satanic Temple of Detroit Chapter, spoke to Professor Timothy Boudreau’s Media Law class on Thursday, explaining her beliefs to the students. Blackmore was invited by Boudreau to speak to the class so they could see views that would be restricted without the First Amendment.“Her beliefs and her expression of those beliefs are protected by the First Amendment, and the First Amendment protects her right to exercise her religion as she sees fit,” Boudreau said.

Religion Department hosts 3rd annual Panel about the Dead

(11/03/15 5:24pm)

Halloween music filled the Anspach Auditorium on Wednesday Oct. 28 as students entered eager to listen to various religion professors discuss the "Dead Who Don't Leave."Philosophy and Religion faculty Kelly Murphy introduced the panel and explained that each of them would be discussing a topic of their choosing related to spirits, ghosts and things that accompany Halloween.

CMU democrats and republicans share why students should vote

(11/01/15 5:12pm)

By voting in each election, students can make a difference, said Jonathan Thebo, chair of College Republicans at Central Michigan University. “(Our age group has) a very low turn out, so it’s time for millennials to start realizing if you vote and we start getting high turn outs, candidates on all levels will adjust their campaigns based on what millennials care about,” Thebo said.With lots of coverage in the media about the upcoming presidential election in 2016, it’s more common for students to pay attention to the presidential race, Thebo said, but there’s more that can be done on the local level.

Hospitality students tour on-campus hotel

(10/27/15 8:16pm)

Hospitality students in professor Gary Gagnon’s HAS 240 class took a tour of the construction site of the new Courtyard Marriot hotel that is scheduled to open on Central Michigan University's campus in July 2016. The new hotel features ten penthouse suites on the sixth floor, including balconies and meeting rooms overlooking Kelly/Shorts Stadium, a fitness center, indoor pool and hot tub, and a courtyard with a fire pit for guests to use for entertaining.“I think this is going to be one of the nicer hotels in Mount Pleasant,” said Brooke Morrell, a freshman from Illinois. “Especially for parents to come stay at and visit their kids like the football player’s parents.

Student Bereavement Policy passes in SGA House

(10/26/15 9:14pm)

A student bereavement policy was passed in the Senate but not in the House last Monday was amended and passed in tonight's Student Government Association Meeting.Within the policy, a friendly amendment was made to change the word "abused" to "exploited." The overall language of the bill was not changed and an overwhelming vote in favor of the bill ensured it was passed within the House.

New minor addresses substance abuse

(10/26/15 1:52pm)

Many students are unaware of the wide variety of options there are for academic majors and minors here at Central Michigan University.Through the College of Health Professions, there is a minor offered in substance abuse, which can be paired with multiple majors related in health, social work, psychology or neuroscience. Health Sciences at CMU encourage students to become able to work in the real world in multiple situations, including working as an educator or program specialist in the field of substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. Substance Abuse Education is one of the four minors offered through the college.