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Students, faculty raise concerns about job cuts, expenditures at budget forum

(04/21/17 8:05pm)

Nearly 300 students and faculty filled French Auditorium on Friday and voiced their concerns about the Central Michigan University's projected two-year $20 million budget deficit. In a forum headed by Vice President of Finance and Administration Barrie Wilkes and Provost Michael Gealt, among the questions raised involved an increased subsidy in athletics and the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences 

University announces May commencement speakers

(04/10/17 4:50pm)

Central Michigan University has announced its commencement speakers for its May ceremonies.More than 3,000 students will receive CMU degrees from May 5-7, according to a university press release. The College of Medicine's first graduating class will graduate on May 7.Muriel Howard, president of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities; Gail Torreano, retired senior vice president of AT&T Employee Communications and Corporate Sponsorships; Carter Oosterhouse, star of TLC's "Trading Spaces; Pamela Spencer, director of regulatory affairs and product stewardship at ANGUS Chemical Co.; and A.

Custodians, maintenance workers believe CMU admins could privatize workforce in the name of budget adjustments

(03/26/17 7:17pm)

Some custodians and maintenance staff employees have concerns about layoffs and outsourcing, according to the president and other members of the union that represents them.As Central Michigan University administrators grapple with a two-year $20 million budget deficit, service, maintenance and custodial employees on campus believe both situations are likely, said Karen Witer, president of AFSCME Local #1568 and a custodian at CMU.President George Ross said in March that the deficit is almost “certain” to produce layoffs by the end of this semester.

More than $77,000 given to student entrepreneurs in 2017 New Venture Competition

(03/25/17 2:35am)

Four years ago, when he first started developing the idea that would become Multi-Dimensional Manufacturing, Nick Dubiel never would've dreamed that he would be winning the $30,000 prize for Best Overall Venture at Central Michigan University's New Venture Competition.The Michigan Technological University In addition to the $30,000, Dubiel and Crocker received