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When Nabeel Ahmed arrived in the United States in January, his family in Pakistan was a little worried about how he would be welcomed by Americans.
President Donald Trump was about to be inaugurated. Ahmed is a Muslim, and the then president-elect targeted Muslims during his campaign, calling for them to be banned from entering the United States.
Ahmed, a graduate student, said he was surprised by how he was treated at Central Michigan University.
Elkton senior Connor Ewald spent 11 weeks interning at the White House in Washington D.C. Ewald left for the White House the last week of May, returning the second week of August. Central Michigan Life sat down with Ewald to discuss his experiences and growth throughout his internship in the nation’s capital.
Abdul El-Sayed is the former executive director of the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion.
The 1920 Transport Truck was donated to the museum by Mount Pleasant business owner Sam Staples.
Various events will be held on campus throughout the week to bring awareness to the harmful effects that hazing can have on students and college campuses nationwide.
The event took place Friday in the Bovee University Center terrace rooms. Reyes, a Midland native, was one of four panelists who shared their experiences with maintaining culture, heritage and identity in the U.S. and on campus.
Comedian James Davis said his Comedy Central series, “Hood Adjacent with James Davis,” reminds him of when he was in college. On the show, Davis addresses a variety of issues and shares his perspective of growing up ‘hood adjacent,’ or close to the ‘hood.’
Brandon Dillon spoke at the second general meeting of the College Democrats at Central Michigan University on Wednesday Sept. 13 in the Down Under Food Court. He said the party has to show voters they stand for something and move forward following the 2016 election.
Jay Martin and Brittany Fremion, faculty in the Department of History, started their special project, “Boundary Voices: Snapshots of the Student Experience at Central Michigan University,” for the Museum of Cultural and Natural History in 2010.
The Office of Study Abroad will host a Study Abroad Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 19 to encourage students to learn more about its programs. The event will be held in the Bovee University Center Rotunda.
Hip-hop artist Tim Crosby, who is originally from Muskegon, didn’t know about the music scene in the area until he started getting involved in it. Now, Crosby, whose stage name is Top Notch, says the local music scene is like nothing he’s seen at other college campuses.
Brandon Dillon served as a state representative for Michigan’s District 75 from 2010-15.
Almost every seat in Plachta Auditorium was filled on Sept. 11 for PostSecret Live with Frank Warren, a multimedia event presented by Central Michigan University's Program Board.
More than 10 years ago, Frank Warren handed out postcards on the sidewalks of Washington DC with simple instructions: write down a secret you’ve never told anyone before.
Since then, Warren has received more than a million secrets mailed to him anonymously on postcards. He shares some of the secrets every Sunday on PostSecret.com.
Over the course of the university's 125-year history, student life has evolved from campus serving as only a place for students to get an education. It has become a hub to meet people with different life experiences, exercise First Amendment rights and a place that encourages students to evolve into more philanthropic, charitable people.
Lara Raisanen, president of the League of Women Voters of the Mount Pleasant Area, wants to build relationships with students and hear their perspectives on voting rights. The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that focuses on making democracy work for all. Central Michigan Life sat down with Raisanen, who became president of the Mount Pleasant chapter of League in May, to talk about the organization’s plans and goals.
The League of Women Voters of the Mount Pleasant Area will host a voting rights forum from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Library.
Whitmer is one of four declared candidates running to represent the Democratic Party in Michigan’s 2018 gubernatorial election.
Traveling an average of 75 miles a day, St. Clair Shores senior Chris Waechter and Grand Rapids senior Damian DeLano said they learned about empathy and helping others as part of the Journey of Hope this summer.