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Irresponsible actions can have lasting lifelong effects

(09/01/10 7:30am)

For more than a century, Mount Pleasant has been a college town welcoming students and embracing their traditions. Unfortunately, the actions of a minority of Central Michigan University’s student body during the Welcome Back Week activities and recent gatherings resulted in an escalation of dangerous and irresponsible drinking resulting in threats to the safety of students, community residents and others.

City Manager Grinzinger invites suggestions and thoughts on balancing Mount Pleasant budget

(05/26/10 8:00am)

It was impossible to watch Michigan’s economy and assume the City of Mount Pleasant would miraculously escape without a few bumps and bruises.  In fact, because we predicted that 2011 would be our local Waterloo, we have been reducing costs, shoring up our savings, and eliminating positions through attrition over the last five years.

Congrats to Gary Shapiro on becoming provost

(04/26/10 6:00am)

I want to take this opportunity to congratulate Provost Shapiro on his well-deserved promotion. In his article on Friday, University Editor Eric Dresden quoted President Ross, who said that having a high proportion of interims “puts academic leadership under ‘tremendous strain,’” a statement that could easily be generalized to include all temporary employees — after all, isn’t “interim” pretty much the six-figure version of “temporary”?  I am happy for Provost Shapiro, as perhaps his success means there is a chance for us too.