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FA to vote on tentative agreement No increase in pay from last contract By Theresa Clift Staff Reporter

Faculty Association members will vote on Wednesday and Thursday to ratify the tentative agreement made with Central Michigan University. FA President Laura Frey

declined to say where the meeting will be held, but an email obtained by Central Michigan Life says it is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days in the Lake Michigan Room of the Bovee University Center. Under terms of the new agreement, FA members are allowed to keep MESSA for health care if they absorb premium increases over the next three years. CMU’s Nov. 11 offer allowed FA members to keep MESSA only until

June 30 under certain conditions. There has been no discussion of what will happen if the members vote “no” on the contract, Frey said. The FA has not decided if it would appoint a new bargaining team in that situation. The proposed contract, however, includes no salary changes from the university’s offer made before the fall semester began. The offer would provide a 2012-13 salary increase of 1.25 per-

cent plus $830 to each member and a salary increase of 1.5 percent and $835 in 2013-14. The contract, obtained Wednesday by CM Life, also excludes College of Medicine faculty from the bargaining unit at the university’s request. Originally, CMU proposed to also exclude coaches hired after July 1, 2011, and faculty hired in any other professional program. Under the contract, CMED tuition remission would be

capped at the in-state doctoral graduate cost. Also, a study committee to review issues related to ProfEd would be created. In addition, the contract states if a faculty member goes on total disability leave, the member’s college would only be obligated to hold a tenure-track position available for two years, instead of four, in case the member returns to work. A FA | 2A

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What’s next after A-Senate vote against Ross, Shapiro? By Catey Traylor | Senior Reporter

Some campus leaders hope for more action while others remain neutral following the December vote of no confidence against University President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro. A student-led initiative presented by student Senators Christopher Benison and Michelle Campbell at an Academic Senate meeting on Dec. 7 was passed by a 52-percent majority. The symbolic motion was met with an immediate response from Central Michigan University, and the board of trustees supported the leadership of Ross and Shapiro. “The board remains confident in the leadership of Drs. Ross and Shapiro and their commitment to the academic, personal and professional success for our students,” said Sarah Opperman, former chairwoman of the board.

Student Government Association President Vincent Cavataio said the support of the board is a major component when deciding what should be done next. “Since the board acknowledged their support, I don’t see (the vote) impacting students in any way,” the Shelby Township senior said. “I don’t see anything else being done with this.” Dean Pybus, graduate coordinator of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Leisure Services, fully supports the vote against the Central Michigan University president and provost. “I was pleased to hear it was student-initiated,” he said. “I hope there is a faculty and staff-initiated motion to follow.” Cavataio said that although he saw the motion coming, he disagrees with the vote and

does not believe it will solve any of the pressing problems between the faculty and administration. “I fully expected the motion. When people are that unhappy, you can see something like this coming,” Cavataio said. “However, I don’t believe it was warranted and I don’t see it solving anything now or in the future.” Pybus said the A-Senate made the right decision based on Ross’ and Shapiro’s actions during the semester. “Ross, Shapiro and the board of trustees, through their actions, suggest that they value hoarding money for the proposed College of Medicine,” Plybus said. “This has been shown not only in their dealings with faculty, but with other employee groups on campus.” A VOTE | 2A

Increased costs realized in October By Theresa Clift Staff Reporter

Some Central Michigan University administrators knew they needed to increase the startup cost for the College of Medicine about a month before it was released to the campus community, but did not know how much. “It was realized in midOctober that additional funding would be needed to address the research and clinical components for the startup of CMED,” founding CMED Dean Ernest Yoder said in an email. “Following that, additional time was needed to clarify and expand how much additional funding would be needed.” Provost Gary Shapiro said in a release to the campus community Nov. 11 that CMU estimates the startup cost for CMED is “likely to exceed $30 million,” with an additional $3 million in annual support. The university initially set aside $25 million over five years to fund CMED startup. Original plans for a teaching-only College of Medicine did not align with revised Liason Committee on Medical Education standards, which require research and clinical components as well, Yoder said. The LCME visited campus Nov. 13 through 16 to decide

Legislation may initiate centralized university board By David Oltean Senior Reporter

A bill introduced last September that could create discussion about a centralized governing board over public universities still awaits a hearing from the Michigan Government Operations Committee. House Bill 5000, proposed by State Rep. Bob Genetski, would create an 11-member commission to evaluate the current state of public university governance. The proposed legislation would affect the 13 government-funded universities throughout Michigan, including Central Michigan University. Genetski, R-Saugatuck, said

the bill is not designed to promote a centralized governing board, but rather observe and report on the universities’ current governments. “House Bill 5000 merely initiates a discussion and forms a commission to take a look at the governance system,” Genetski said. “It doesn’t necessarily advocate for or against a centralized government system.” The commission would be limited to providing recommendations after evaluating the universities, and will not be given the power to determine the future of university governance. Genetski said after the drastic hikes in tuition at Michi-

gan’s public universities over recent years, examining university governance could help. However, Genetski said the legislation is not designed to promote any particular government system for the universities. “I don’t know if one centralized board or government for all public universities is a good idea,” Genetski said. “But I think we have to take a look at it.” Kathy Wilbur, CMU’s Vice President of Development and External Relations, said Genetski has an appropriate concern about tuition levels for Michigan universities. A BILL | 5A

if CMED will earn preliminary accreditation. “The latest cost estimates include these components Ernest Yoder with about 30 percent of the increase earmarked for research and 70 percent for clinical,” Yoder said. Shapiro told CM Life in December that CMU does not tag dollars, so he does not know how much money from tuition has gone toward funding CMED. “Although we don’t tag dollars, we have not raised tuition to pay for the College of Medicine,” he said. Total funding for CMED is coming from one-time capital reserves and operating funds that have been set aside in the operating budget for startup costs, including capital reserves budgeted in unrestricted net assets, Shapiro said in an email. The $3 million in additional support is budgeted with several other revenue streams, Shapiro said. Tuition and fees at full operation will approach $19 million a year. Clinical practice and contracts are currently at approximately $10 million a year and are expected to increase. The plan for development endowment is to reach $1 million annually. GME funding (CMED partners) is currently $17.6 million


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vote | Cavataio said the attitude of the university as a whole needs to improve before anything can change. “We’ve taken some huge hits this year,” he said. “The administration, faculty and students will have to work together to improve morale on campus.” Opperman said after the vote the CMU Board of Trustees and seven academic deans stood behind the president and provost, minimizing any campus-wide support behind the vote. “I think it’s a small part of the university, from what I see, that is feeling very uncomfortable,” Opperman said in a previously published report. “In 2012, we start with being productive and building trust. Let’s begin to heal as a university.” The vote is non-binding and does not directly affect the job status of Ross or Shapiro. However, Ross is not the first president to have received a vote of no confidence. In 1991, amidst collective bargaining disagreements, then-President Edward B. Jakubauskas faced a no-confidence vote by the Student Government Association and A-Senate. Two months later, on Nov. 8, 1991, Jakubauskas announced his resignation as president, saying it was not because of the vote or clash with faculty.

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Holland junior Christian Genesky, right, types on his laptop while enjoying his first day back in Mount Pleasant after winter break Saturday at Kaya Coffee House. “It’s a relaxing environment with good music and really, really good coffee. It’s either this or the library when I study,” he said.


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a year. Yoder and Shapiro did not say how many years the additional $3 million in annual support would be collected. “The university’s $3 million support will be part of an overall operating budget for the College of Medicine of nearly $70 million,” Shapiro said. LCME will vote in February to decide if CMED will receive preliminary accreditation; CMU plans to receive a letter regarding the results in March.

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Faculty salary for supplemental activity such as summer sessions, off-campus/ online courses and overload work would be capped at $2,750 per credit hour. However, the earnings formula would remain unchanged. The contract would also allow CMU to void a course development contract if the course is not completed within the contracted timeframe. Faculty members were informed of the tentative contract terms on Dec. 12. An informational meeting for faculty members was held last week at French Auditorium in the Education and Human Services Building. Following 14 hours of negotiations, the FA and university reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract on Dec. 1. Bargaining between the FA and CMU first started in April, and both filed for fact-finding in July. After the contract expired on June 30, bargaining continued with state mediator Miles Cameron. Faculty voted overwhelmingly in August to give its sevenmember bargaining team power to decide if a job action would be necessary. The FA rejected what the university called its “final offer” for a contract on Nov. 11. Director of Public Relations Steve Smith did not respond to inquiries about the contract and what would happen in case of a no-vote.

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SGA president takes internship with Facilities Management By Aaron McMann University Editor

Shelby Township senior Vincent Cavataio recently accepted a public relations internship focusing on sustainable energy with Central Michigan University Facilities Management. Cavataio, elected president of the CMU Student Government Association in April, said Steve Lawrence, associate vice president of Facilities Manage-

ment, first mentioned he was interested in hiring an intern before CMU went on winter break in December. The two serve on CMU’s Strategic Planning Team together. “He was talking about needing an intern next semester to start doing PR for (Facilities Management),” Cavataio said. “I told him I’d be happy to do it, and he offered me the position.” Cavataio said the part-time

job, in which he would work about 20 hours per week, will focus on highlighting sustainable enterprises on campus — Vincent Cavataio in buildings, within curriculum and among teachers — through awards. He said he has no plans to step down as SGA president, and

pointed out that he is only taking the internship and a seminar class this semester. “Normally I’d have five or six classes, so (this) is about the same time commitment,” Cavataio said. “Maybe even less, considering the studying and other time classes take up. “I’m very excited to be involved and learn more about the university.” Cavataio declined to say how much he would be paid for the

internship. Tony Voisin, interim Dean of Students and director of Student Life, said he does not consider Cavataio’s internship a conflict of interest. Voisin, named interim Dean of Students in August, said Thursday that he has “full confidence” in Cavataio’s ability to juggle his duties as SGA president and a public relations intern. “I think his schedule at this

point very much will accommodate this type of experience for him,” Voisin said. “It’s right along the lines of his degree, and I don’t know how much he sees it as a job.” Voisin said the number one responsibility for students is academics and there is no university policy against an SGA president holding a job on or off campus.

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ACLU sues Snyder, state over health care law benefit By John Irwin Staff Reporter

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Sterling Heights senior Alyssa Chrisman warms up with a mile run at the indoor track in the Student Activities Center on Saturday. Chrisman’s next step in her workout routine is to spend about 40 minutes on a stationary bike.

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“There are students who could be homeless or not have a safe place to go home to at night, and I think that’s really sad if students are preoccupied because they don’t have a home,” she said. “It’s not an issue that people their age should worry about.” Chrisman said her route, set to start May 24 in Charleston, S.C. and end Aug. 12 in Santa Cruz, Calif., may help her understand future students and make more of a difference in people’s lives. Thirty-two people, including four leaders, will be on her trip, stopping in a different city each

day to build and then sleeping in locations coordinated by the city. Johnson said she has received mixed reactions to her decision to ride. “A lot of people go, ‘Why would you want to do that?’” she said. “But I think it’s my personal trip that will give me that answer.” To get into shape for the average of 64 miles a day she will ride, Johnson is cycling for one to two hours a day and added strength training to her regimen. Chrisman said once participants receive their bikes, they must bike 500 miles outdoors

Sterling Heights senior Alyssa Chrisman will be spending her summer working with nonprofit organization Bike and Build. She will cycle from May until August, beginning in Charleston, S.C. and finishing in Santa Cruz, Calif. Stops will be made along the way to construct houses. Chrisman said she chose to work with Bike and Build because it benefits affordable housing and she enjoys both volunteering and traveling.

before beginning the actual trip. “It can be done in increments, but we have to do at least one 60-mile (ride) before we go,” she said. Fundraising is also playing a big role in preparing for the trip,

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Peace Corps volunteer explains withdrawal from Kazakhstan

By Jessica Fecteau | Senior Reporter hree Central Michigan University students will cycle more than 4,000 miles to promote affordable housing across the country this summer. Bike and Build, a non-profit organization, hosts crosscountry cycling trips where volunteers ride and build affordable houses, said Sterling Heights junior Alyssa Chrisman. Chrisman, junior Lauren Johnson of Chelsea and senior Jesse Padilla-Goryl of Grand Rapids, are each planning to take part in Bike and Build trips from the Atlantic to Pacific coasts. Chrisman, an English major, said as a future teacher, affordable housing plays a major role in supporting children’s education.

The American Civil Liberties Union sued the State of Michigan and Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday in an attempt to overturn a controversial bill Snyder recently approved. On Dec. 22, Snyder signed House Bill 4770 into law, a bill that bans most public employers from providing health care benefits to unmarried partners of their employees. Supporters of the bill say it is a smart, cost-cutting measure for a cashstrapped state during a tough economy. But critics like Michael Gregor, director of communications for the gay rights group Equality Michigan, say it is a veiled attempt to make it harder for gay couples to live in the state. “Anti-gay politicians in Lansing use a lot of false economic arguments all the time,” said Gregor. “For

example, the cost of providing health care coverage for state employees is about $600,000 because less than 100 people signed up for it. That’s out of a multibillion dollar state budget, so it’s negligible.” However, university employees will not see any change said Jacqueline Pridgeon, interim director of Benefits and Wellness for Central Michigan University. “The legal determination by (the governor’s) office is that this legislation does not apply to Michigan’s public universities,” Pridgeon said in an email. The law does not apply to employees under union contracts until their current contracts expire. The bill took immediate effect otherwise. Gregor said gay couples affected by the legislation should expect to pay up to an additional $10,000 per year for health insurance.

Chrisman said. To provide gear and donations to affordable housing groups, $4,500 must be raised by each member. A bike | 5a

By David Oltean Senior Reporter

Peace Corps volunteer and Central Michigan University alumnus Matthew Beaumont expected to remain in Kazakhstan for the duration of his 27-month commitment. But in November 2011, after just eight months of service, Beaumont was one of the 117 Peace Corps volunteers evacuated after the abrupt suspension of the Kazakhstan program. The Peace Corps has sent volunteers to the Central Asia country for 18 years, but because of rising terrorist activity, American resentment and a high rate of assault on volunteers, the program will withdraw. Beaumont, a Troy native, said one of the main reasons for the evacuation include antiAmerican sentiment that remain since Kazakhstan’s days as a Soviet republic. As terrorist activity increased over the past year in Kazakhstan, Beaumont said many volunteers were often questioned by government officials and some volunteers

believed they were being followed. “My oblast (state/province) was fairly unaffected by all of this, but there were many volunteers in other parts of the country who faced much more hostility,” Beaumont said in an email. “There was an article published by one local newspaper that strongly implied that all Peace Corps volunteers were spies, and suggested that specific volunteers (by name) were working for terrorist organizations.” Beaumont said physical and sexual assault were also problematic for Peace Corps volunteers in Kazakhstan because of alcoholism and sexism problems seen in that area of the world. Beaumont said the most common case of assaults were male volunteers being struck by intoxicated locals at bars or restaurants. “Sexism is also a major problem here, which leaves most women in a more oppressed and marginalized role than we are accustomed to in the states,” Beaumont said. “Many

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New hotel opens in downtown Mount Pleasant By Jackie Smith Staff Reporter

Just over a year ago, Jean Prout’s newly-opened inn wasn’t much more than what she called “a little white box” at the north end of downtown Mount Pleasant. Owner of the building that houses the district’s Centennial Hall, 306 W. Michigan St., the Shepherd resident wasn’t quite satisfied with her 23 years in the banqueting business and was in need of a new project. She said a now for-

mer city employee showed her the early 20th century residence, 309 N. Main St., when everything clicked. “I’ve always wanted to run a (bed and breakfast). I guess that’s the main point,” Prout said. “I love B & B’s. This house came along, and I thought this would be perfect. But I took it the next step. Why just do a bed and breakfast? So we did the bed and bistro.” The Ginkgo Tree Inn & Riverbluff Bistro opened in November after about 11 months of refurbishing and reconstruction.

It is the first overnight occupancy facility in the downtown district in several decades, which put Prout through some legwork last year in seeking city approval of a special use permit to construct the inn, as it was in a region that wasn’t zoned for it. In November, city commissioners approved an ordinance that would allow them to consider other overnight facilities downtown, though there was some concern over how it could affect its aesthetics. Before the consolida-

tion of chain hotels, Jack Westbrook, president of the Mount Pleasant Area Historical Society, said 1950s motels carried a kind of stigma that may have contributed to the city eventually writing hotels out of downtown’s zoning. “I think the reason for the ordinance banning downtown hotels was that was the era when motels … some of them were sort of seedy,” he said. “Town fathers didn’t want the potential of the visual blight.” A hotel | 7a

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Diners sit in the entrance to the Gingko Tree Inn located at 309 N. Main Street in downtown Mount Pleasant. The inn and bistro serve French/American cuisine and has been open since Oct. 22, 2011.

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Gender-neutral housing continues on case-by-case basis Students unsure if language was added

“We got the student support. Now, we just need to figure out what exactly we need to do to get it publicized.” Justin Gawronski, Macomb junior

By David Oltean Senior Reporter

Students, professor travel to United Nations headquarters for assembly While many students spent their winter breaks with family, working and relaxing from a hectic semester, two students spent five days at the United Nations in New York City. Royal Oak senior Jeff Lambert and Mount Pleasant junior Erica Maylee traveled with Hope May, associate professor of philosophy and religion, to attend the 10th Session of the Assembly of States Parties with funding from the Student Budget Allocation Committee and the Department of Philosophy and Religion. Maylee said the trip gave her a taste of what working at the UN would be like. “I hope to do humanitarian work at the United Nations, so it was very rewarding to use their facilities as a working member,” she said. Held each year, the ASP is an event for non-governmental organizations participating as observers. A large delegation of civil society representatives from all over the world attended the Tenth session of the ASP, according to the website of the Coalition for the International Criminal Court. Lambert and Maylee are presi-

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of the women here, both local and foreign, are subjected to sexual harassment on a fairly fairly regular basis. Men aren’t held accountable for such actions in this culture, simply being dismissed as ‘acting like men.’” Kristina Edmunson, the Deputy Communications Director for the Peace Corps, said serious consideration went in to the decision to withdraw from Kazakhstan. Edmunson said the volunteers evacuated will be given “close of service” status unless they choose to volunteer elsewhere. “We re-assessed everything in terms of safety and security to make this decision to suspend the program,” Edmunson said. “We care about the safety of all of our 9,000 plus volunteers in 75 countries.” Beaumont said his departure

dent and vice president of the International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN), which functions as an NGO to the Court, supporting its work. The ICC, located in The Hague, Netherlands, is a tribunal started in 2002 to try individuals for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide. They only have jurisdiction in member states. The United States is not currently a member. Lambert, Maylee and May attended not only large, formal procedures, but also small roundtable discussions with organizations such as Human Rights Watch and Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice. May said she was inspired by the presentation by Women’s Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ), a group working with the ICC to ensure the jurisprudence of the ICC is sensitive to gender issues. Lambert, Maylee and May also met with Skylight Pictures, a production company that films documentaries about the ICC and human rights abuses worldwide. The filmmakers invited the three to a screening of their newest documentary, “Granito.” It tells the story of director Pamela Yates, a filmmaker whose documentary film was used in a trial against the Guatemalan dictator

José Efraín Ríos Montt 20 years after she filmed it. Granito premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and won the Jury Grand Prize for Politics on Film, according to the Skylight Pictures website. “Granito is a Maya concept that says that each of us have a tiny grain of sand to contribute to positive social change,” Yates said in an email. “No one is more heroic than another … social change only occurs when we each contribute our tiny grains of sand collectively, forcefully,” she said. Maylee related this concept to the prosecutor-elect of the ICC, Fatou Bensouda, whose election Lambert, Maylee and May attended. Bensouda started as an intern at a court in Gambia, her home country. At the time, the ICC did not exist, but she was still working toward international justice. “They were working on international law before our generation was even born, but they didn’t know there was going to be a court,” Maylee said. Lambert and Maylee said they were inspired to join the ICCSN after taking a summer course with May in The Hague.

from the country is bittersweet and that he finally began seeing progress with his work before the evacuation. “After months and months of slow, painstaking progress, I felt like I had finally turned a corner in my Peace Corps service,” Beaumont said. “I felt accepted in my village, I was finding my voice as an English teacher, kids were finally starting to show up to my after-school clubs, and my Russian was finally becoming passable.” Beaumont said he ended up volunteering in Kazakhstan after choosing Asia as his preferred continent. He said he knew little about the country at first, but soon grew fond of it after research and his arrival. “When I was told that I had been placed in Kazakhstan, I had the same reaction that most people would have had: ‘That Borat country?’ So I immediately hit the Internet and did all the research I could,” Beaumont said. “I quickly discovered that

Kazakhstan was an incredibly diverse, culturally rich and rapidly developing nation. Fascinated by what I read, I immediately accepted the job offer and began to pack for my adventure. I haven’t regretted it for a moment since.” Despite the evacuation, Beaumont said he still remains positive about Kazakhstan and said he hopes the Peace Corps will one day return to assist the young democracy. “I would like to remain adamant in saying that Kazakhstan is a wonderful, wonderful country. This place is full of kind, caring people who took me in and treated me like I was part of their family from the day I got off the plane,” Beaumont said. “Yes, there are some major problems here, but Kazakhstan is a very young country that is still new to democracy. That was why Peace Corps was here: to assist them in their transition from a socialist state to a rising capitalist nation.”

mittee. “If it was something that was shot down by RHA, then that would be something we will be pursuing this semester,” Cavataio said. In August, Residence Life approved one room for gender-neutral status. Associate Director of Residence Life Shaun Holtgreive did not return messages by the time of publication regarding if language has been added to the housing policy.

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islation last spring with SGA Vice President Colleen McNeely. Cavataio was not aware if an official policy was put in place, but said students may still apply for gender-neutral housing. “Any student who wishes to use gender-neutral housing has to apply for it,” Cavataio said. “As far as I know, there are a few students using it in South quad.” Cavataio was not aware if the RHA rejected the proposal, but said the issue is still important to SGA’s Diversity Com-


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Mount Pleasant junior Erica Maylee and Royal Oak senior Jeff Lambert stand outside the United Nations building on Dec. 14. The two students traveled with Dr. Hope May to observe and learn from the ASP, the governing body of the International Criminal Court.

After the creation of a gender-neutral housing proposal last year and support from Central Michigan University’s Student Government Association, many students remain unsure of the current state of the housing policy. The proposal was introduced in late 2010 before the Office of Residence Life said that language would be added to the housing policy to better accommodate transgender students. As of the beginning of the fall 2011 semester, no policy was put in place and transgender students continue to work with the Office of Residence Life on a caseby-case basis. Spectrum President Justin Gawronski, a Macomb junior, said the proposal was eventually rejected by the Residence Hall Assembly last year. Gawronski is also a member of SGA’s Diversity Committee, which has been working toward finding a suitable gender-neutral housing solution. “We heard that it got shot down in RHA due to lack of specificity,” Gawronski said. “One of the diversity committee’s main goals is to find out why it didn’t get passed in the RHA.” Gawronski said the next step for supporters of a gender-neutral housing policy is to continue gaining student support and publicity. “We got the student support,” Gawronski said. “Now, we just need to figure out what exactly we need to do to get it publicized.” Shelby Township senior Vincent Cavataio, president of SGA, helped construct the gender-neutral housing leg-

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Former CMU provost Robert Franke Retired special education professor remembered for her dedication remembered for his faith, vision By Shelby Miller Staff Reporter

Former Central Michigan University Provost and Unitarian Universalist Fellowship founding minister Rev. Dr. Robert Franke, 78, died Dec. 27 in Little Rock, Ark., of heart failure. Following his retirement, Franke entered the seminary and formed the UUFCM in 2001. “His dream was to establish a Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,” said UUFCM Worship Director Dawn Daniels. “He wanted a welcoming faith community and he established that.” President of Fellowship Norma Bailey said she remembers when Franke organized a picnic to explain his dream to start the fellowship at CMU. Members began meeting every so often, then monthly, and it quickly grew to people meeting weekly for church, Bailey said. “We’re sad but also grateful for his dream, vision, dedication and commitment for making this happen in the community,” Daniels said. “Finding this church changed my life.” Franke was born in 1933

in Muskegon. His father was summer caretaker for Camp Hardy in Muskegon, where Franke fell in love with the beauty of nature. His passion for nature inspired him to major in Biology and go on to receive his Ph.D. in botany at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1957 he joined the army after the Russian launch of Sputnik and was honorably discharged in the national effort to improve scientific and technical education. In 1975 Franke and his wife, Dorothy Nichols, wrote the textbook, “Man and His Environment.” That same year the couple adopted a daughter from Vietnam when Saigon fell. Before coming to CMU, Franke was dean of Science and Technology in Arkansas, where then-Governor Bill Clinton appointed him to several environmental issue boards. At CMU, Franke formed multiple groups including an Honors Program, the Native American Studies program, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance program and he also helped start the Art in the Park series before retiring in 1990. Franke led the church until his health kept him at bay,

choosing to relocate to Arkansas to be near his daughter. Franke, HIV-positive, was kicked out of his nursing home in Arkansas within 24 hours, leading him to file lawsuits against the home that he went on to win. Following the lawsuits, Franke was recognized for his contributions in the battle against HIV stigma and discrimination at a 2010 White House conference on HIV and aging. “He believed in standing up for what was right,” Bailey said. In his 70s, Franke continued to be in touch with nature, earning his Master Gardener certification. Aside from his educational, social and religious work, Franke is remembered as a caring, knowledgeable and inspirational man. “His humanity is just amazing,” Bailey said. “He was a good, gentle, kind human being. I admired him.” Franke is survived by his wife Dorothy; four children David, Daniel, Sara and Leah; and 14 grandchildren.

Credit Union branch opens downtown to serve community By Hailee Sattavara Senior Reporter

Isabella Community Credit Union has come a long way since opening its doors in 1958 with 82 members. Heather Harris, vice president of community development and marketing, said the credit union now has 15,000 members and owners. That number continues to grow every day, Harris said. On Tuesday, ICCU opened a new branch located at 103 E. Broadway St. “When the opportunity came, we jumped on it,” said President and CEO Jay Anders. After the opportunity arrived, the ICCU board voted in favor of leasing the downtown building at a reasonable price, he said. Anders said the location will provide convenience for those who live or work downtown. “We also feel that this loca-

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“I’m starting to send out letters to family and friends, and I’m creating a Facebook page for donations,” she said. Johnson said it will take $1.25 to support her for every mile she rides and $64 will support her for one of the 70 days she is riding. Supporting the construction of affordable housing is a cause that hits close to home for Padilla-Goryl. “My girlfriend’s dad’s

tion could service CMU,” he said. The downtown branch will offer teller services, a walk-up ATM and a loan office, Anders said. The new office will also offer member services with full-time account assistance, a night depository and opportunities for youth and community involvement. “We are very excited about starting the new year out,” Anders said. “We’re hoping for great things to come of it.” Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller said the new location is a wonderful addition to downtown. “It has always been a financial institution in that location since it has been constructed,” Sponseller said. “It’s nice to have one of our own.” Many select employee groups are members and owners at ICCU, including people from Listening Ear,

hair dressers and restaurant services, Anders said. Harris said community involvement is part of ICCU’s normal routine. “This is not just a place where I punch in my time clock,” she said. “I really feel like I’m making a difference.” ICCU partners with 45 to 70 community organizations Harris said, including Central Michigan University’s Walk for Shoes. Harris said ICCU makes a point of helping people with basic money management. “No question is too silly,” Harris said. Aside from the new location, there are also four ICCU locations around Mount Pleasant. One of the locations is a student-run ICCU location inside the Mount Pleasant Area Technical Center, 1155 S. Elizabeth St.. The hours there are limited to when school is in session.

home is foreclosed, and my dad’s home got foreclosed,” he said. “It’s such an important cause right now, especially with the economy being bad.” In addition to stopping and contributing to building sites for one day, Padilla-Goryl’s route will also provide his group with a full week to work on finishing one house in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bike and Build participant and CMU alumnus James Slider said the program was easily one of the best summers of his life. “Climbing mountain ranges and hot days in the

desert and out west can be very trying for cyclists, but it’s all worth it in the end,” he said. After riding from Maine to Santa Barbara in the summer of 2010, Slider’s advice for the future CMU riders is to relax and enjoy the ride. “Be prepared for everything, even things you don’t think will happen,” he said. “Also, take the time to meet and get to know people along the trip, there are so many kind and wonderful people to meet in America.”

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By Shelby Miller Staff Reporter

Former Central Michigan University Special Education Professor Sherrel Lee Haight, 65, died Dec. 7, 2011 in her Mount Pleasant home. Services were held Dec. 15 at the Charles R. Lux Family Funeral Home with Rev. Robert D. Koeppen. Memorial donations were to be made to the Central Michigan University Performing Arts Department or Woodland Hospice. Haight was born Nov. 20, 1946, in Las Vegas to Clifford Elmer and Helen Pearl Beasley. She spent most of her childhood in Saudi Arabia before returning to the U.S., where she completed high school in Fontana, Calif. Haight received her bachelor’s and master’s

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“I think (Rep. Genetski) wanted to be able to look at that and explore if boards are engaged to make decisions about tuition as people hope. I know the CMU board is extremely engaged with the process of consideration and debate when it comes to tuition decisions,” Wilbur said. “I do


degrees from the University of CaliforniaRiverside and her Ph. D from the University of CaliforniaLos Angeles. H a i g h t Sherrel Lee Haight came to CMU in 1974, joining the Counseling and Special Education Department. She played a major role in creating both the undergraduate and graduate programs for learning disabilities. “She has a passion for teaching and helping students achieve goals,” Haight’s daughter Shara Wohlscheid said. “Students are what kept her going.” Haight retired in May 2011 after 38 years at CMU. She was credited with introducing her students to “innovative ideas

gained from professional development all through her teaching career,” according to her obituary. A passionate traveler, Haight frequently visited Pittsburgh, Pa., to see her family. She participated in a special exchange program for U.S. teachers to and from China. She visited many countries in Europe, traveled to Maui, Hawaii, and also spent time in California visiting her parents. In recent years, Haight was an active volunteer at the Woodland Hospice and Central Michigan Community Hospital information desk. Haight is survived by her daughter, Shara (Joe) Wohlscheid, and three grandchildren, Sierra, Cayden and Sadie.

think that there is an interest on his part in considering how other states are organized in higher education.” Wilbur said even if a committee was assembled to report on the current state of Michigan’s public universities, a significant amount of legislation would still be needed to make any changes to university governance. “It would no doubt take a state constitutional amendment to bring about a change

in the governance of the state’s higher education,” she said. A centralized board for all 13 of Michigan’s public institutions is nothing new to the rest of the country. According to a recent Detroit Free Press report, about half the states have a central board that at least shares power with individual university trustee or regents. Most central boards approve major decisions.

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he Academic Senate acknowledged the disillusioned mood of our campus and community in its resolution stating its loss of confidence in University President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro. Ross was lauded for his financial expertise when hired, but over the course of his tenure the financial state of the university has gone from healthy, if uncertain, to confused and troubling. Many confusing statements have emerged on the financial standing of this university as Ross and other administrators stressed to employees the need for “shared sacrifice” and how Michigan is going through a rough economic time. That’s difficult to accept when CMU increases its operating budget signifi-

cantly year after year. With the College of Medicine slowly becoming a bigger financial burden and the fiscal irresponsibility of both the administration and the board of trustees (for example, spending $1.5 million to add a Mongolian grill to what is already one of the best on-campus dining facilities), the reasons behind possible financial trouble are clear. And if there are many financial burdens, it’s likely many of them stem from the broken CMU Promise ­— a plan that Ross proposed when he was a vice president at CMU.

More than state cuts, our university’s uncertain financial future stems from mismanagement at the administrative level. Ross should act as the public face of the institution as president of the university. However, his administration is becoming increasingly shrouded in its extensive public relations apparatus, making CMU look like it’s hiding information whenever possible. CMU waited until one business day before the Liaison Committtee on Medical Education came to visit to release thousands of pages of documents about CMED requested by the Faculty Association, A-Senate and Central Michigan Life. Later that day, Provost Shapiro announced CMU would need millions of additional dollars to spend on CMED at the bottom of the email about the

documents’ release. Furthermore, at the December board of trustees meeting it seemed like the vote of no confidence was the furthest thing from everyone’s mind, despite happening only a few days earlier. While it’s encouraging to see the A-Senate taking action which other bodies on campus seem to shy from, the manner in which the vote was called unfortunately discredited it. The votes, which were hurriedly taken in the last 10 minutes of an A-Senate meeting, left many confused as to what happened. For what may ultimately be only a symbolic gesture, its underhanded execution robbed it of much of its impact. Regardless of the manner in which it was done, the vote was still an important step toward recognizing the

actual state of the university. The administration now functions almost entirely without oversight. The board that appointed Ross appears to have little interest in asking hard questions about the administration’s spending. Senators seem to be doing a better job questioning what’s going on at CMU than trustees who spend perhaps a total of a week or two every year on campus, yet make decisions determining where millions of its dollars are spent. After the December board meeting, then-Chairwoman Sarah Opperman said it was time to “begin to heal as a university.” There’s little to disagree with in Opperman’s statement, but we may need to mend a much deeper wound than she imagined.


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Eric Dresden Editor-in-Chief

Everything is going to be alright “Everything is going to be alright.” The amount of times 2011 presented me with this phrase is a heartbreak in itself. Although the past year emotionally drained me and is leaving me as no longer a ”people person,” I can’t say I completely regret the personal choices I’ve made. A good friend of mine calls them “soul choices.” You don’t know where exactly these choices will lead you, but in the end you’ll be a little bit stronger, and if lucky enough, wiser. With a friend like that to remind me “it was just a soul choice” and my girl Beyonce playing on repeat, I have life all figured out, right? Wrong. So wrong. Life will never be figured out. As soon as everything seems okay, prepare for it not to be. As soon as you’re content with your life, someone will be knocking on your door patiently waiting to make it a living hell. It’s a vicious cycle that can’t be controlled. Similar to the way the actions of others can’t be. But what can be monitored are the actions you take. It took 19 years for me to concretely realize I can’t change what people think, do or say; something not learned by sitting in a classroom or studied in a book. Life is the real lesson we’re learning in college. If I haven’t made the decisions I have in the past year, I would still be the weak and innocent girl who walked the halls of Sweeney Hall freshman year. But, now I know: dump the people who don’t care enough to know what they have when they have you, don’t give people second chances who are not worthy of them and delete the people who have already deleted you. Maybe holding onto the belief that all is well in the world and no harm can be done was from being sheltered by a life of familiarity. Or it’s because I’ve expected more from the people that I was willing to do anything for. And that’s the problem with life: we expect. As soon as an outcome is predicted, failure is being set up. Life will never be what it is pictured as. So forget the people who call you crazy, you don’t need them. Say what you want, if it’s truly how you feel. Stand up for yourself, when no one else will. Bargain for what may be better. Reap the benefits and learn from the failures. But most importantly, find the people who are going to be there for you when the first, second and third soul choices don’t work out. They’re the one choice that really matters.

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[Your Voice] Comment in response to “SGA president Vincent Cavataio takes PR internship with CMU facilities management” CMU Lawyer Alum, Wednesday I have two thoughts about this: First, Vince will now be a paid employee of the University whose job is to do public relations. How can he effectively represent the interests of the students now – especially when those interests diverge from those of his employer, the Administration? Second, as I recall, Vince was a pretty pro-Administration advocate during the negotiations between the Administration and the Faculty Association. This was even true when other major student groups, including the Editorial Board of CM Life, disagreed with him. We now know that he must have been negotiating with the Administration for this pretty cushy position – a PAID internship, for which he also gets course credit – last fall, at the same time. I hope that CM Life does some investigating into this. Has there ever been a PAID public relations internship in the FACILITIES MANAGEMENT department before? Does Facilities Management NEED public relations? Comments in response to “Dean of students has ‘full confidence’ in SGA president taking PR internship” Cmlifecommenter, Friday It doesn’t matter, the guy has been the administration’s PR voice since he took office. The

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kid does not represent students, just another George Ross lackey. Pablo, Saturday As a student, I am a huge fan of Vince. I think he does a fantastic job representing the students and I would vote for him again in a HEARTBEAT. I don’t understand why CM-Life would post this. As long as Vince and FM think he will do OK, what does it matter to CM-Life? Slow news day at its finest. Justsaying, Sunday I think the biggest issue that is not being addressed is how long was this internship posted for or did they just give it to Vince without any other student given a chance to interview? If he was interviewed a few times and then got the job over other students that is fine, but to just be given this job without even a single interview and no other students were even up for it, that would be a big problem. It also doesn’t fair well that his “boss” isn’t responding to anything nor has he identified the amount that he is making. Vince already gets free tuition with 15 credits (if he takes 15 credits, otherwise he gets money back from the university), and now he is making a undisclosed amount of money being paid by the university. Not looking too good right now Vince. For someone going into PR it probably isn’t the best of ideas to post something on Facebook about getting a job with the university, even if it says off the record. Comments in response to

“CMU football to open 2012 season against Southeast Missouri State” EireFenos, Friday Can’t wait to get our traditional first win against an FCS school before the rest of the season implodes Logical Chip, Saturday Prediction for 2012: Heeke will not fire Enos, even after Enos has a group of his sparty buddies give the team a pep talk before the sparty game. Scheduled speakers: Tony Mandarich on strength and conditioning, George Perles on running an exciting offense, Charles Rogers on recreation management, and Plaxico Burress on the legal system and gun control. Hurricanebilly, Saturday At least the tailgate will be a blast for next season! Never mind, they killed that fun too. Comments in response to “CMU buys two .xxx domain names, in process of acquiring third” Geebleeee, Dec. 19 This is kind of a waste of money. Michigan is not on the Umich or MSU status where someone in the industry would be willing to go out and use CMU. “Central Girls” is more likely then lambsi, Dec. 19 If someone want to make an adult site with the name of the University they will have the creativity enough to find a suitable domain name.

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Academic Senate has the power to change Central Michigan University. It’s easy to tell when reading through quotes from Central Michigan University’s leadership. In a media meeting following the Dec. 8 board of trustees meeting, I was among several meeting with University President George Ross, former-Chairwoman Sarah Opperman and Chairman Sam Kottamasu. But in the meeting one thing was clear — A-Senate needs to continue questioning what is going on at CMU. During several questions regarding the College of Medicine, I asked Ross how he felt about the A-Senate approving the halt of “all work by, toward, and on behalf of the College of Medicine pertaining to curriculum, non-curricular policies and procedures, and faculty recruitment be suspended until such time as the above concerns have been addressed by and to the satisfaction of the Academic Senate,” in early November I asked if the motion was still on the table following a dispute about how the vote was taken between Provost Gary Shapiro and A-Senate Chairman Jim McDonald. Ross said he hadn’t heard of it being nullified, so the follow-up question was how he felt about the possibility of any halt of CMED. For the sake of clarity, readers should know this is only several days after the A-Senate took a vote against Ross and Shapiro. “I am concerned a group of senators would act outside of the senate process,” Ross responded. Before another question could be asked, I quickly said how I understand that but asked directly how he felt about CMED. “I am concerned a group of senators would act outside of the senate process,” he responded again. I explained how I understood the frustration, but asked how he felt about CMED. “I am concerned a group of senators would act outside of the senate process,” he responded yet again, garnering a few laughs from other journalists in the room as they looked at me. The non-answer wasn’t surprising, but it does need to be pointed out. I know Ross and other officials know the need for good “public relations,” but this isn’t the time for that. This is the time for answers, not denial of problems. Opperman told reporters she thinks it’s a minority of people who are angry with the current state of affairs at CMU. Both seemed unconcerned with any problems, which left me thinking. So far A-Senate has demanded answers in regard to the lack of leadership and issues with CMED, and it’s about time. If Ross is unsure what these moves mean, that leaves the ball in A-Senate’s court to stand up and demand more answers, both on the financial and academic structures of CMU. Senators need to realize now, more than ever, is the time to ask questions and demand answers. Photocopies of stories are 25 cents each. Digital copies of photographs published in Central Michigan Life are available upon request at specified costs. Central Michigan Life’s editorial and business offices are located at 436 Moore Hall, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48859, telephone 774-3493 or 774-LIFE.

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New revenue sources for roads, Wheelchair ramp built at senior repair possible under proposals home by Home Depot volunteers Helping Hands

By Jackie Smith Staff Reporter

Several bills floating around Lansing could change the way Michigan funds its roads — some aiming to tackle an ongoing lack of state revenue. According to one bi-partisan House workgroup’s recent recommendation, $1.4 billion per year through 2015 is needed for maintenance goals to be met. Tony Casali, manager for the Isabella County Road Commission, said it’s important for officials to agree on a long-term funding solution. Over the last five to six years, the road commission has endured cuts, including a near$800,000 budget decrease and a reduction in staff from 51 to 37, because of the lack of revenue. As it stands, Casali said about 165 miles of county roads need to receive a “grind and pave,” or a fresh three-inch layer of

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There had been two primary hotels — the Park and the Bennett — that had served visitors throughout Mount Pleasant’s time as an oil boomtown in the 1920s and 1930s. He said both hotels were out of business and demolished by the early 1960s. Prout’s house was “gutted” of its original electrical and plumbing systems. Prout said additional elements, such as a small turret, were added to its original structure. Only the building’s

asphalt, which carries a near $170,000-per-mile cost. “That’s $28 million right there. It isn’t going to get done,” he said. “We are not fixing the problem here. We’re kicking the can down the road.”

The proposals A two-part plan targeting roads’ two sources of revenue is expected by state lawmakers to be proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder this month. One area aims to raise drivers’ registration fees. The other part would move the state gas tax to a fuel-based model. Fewer than 20 cents of every gallon currently go to roads, but tax revenues continue to slip as more fuel-efficient vehicles emerge. The fuel tax component is “really broken,” said state Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant, but that reworking it may be a viable option, as it could original woodwork, she said, remains in the house. Because of this, she said it doesn’t carry any official historical value, unlike other buildings in the region. However, she said she still wanted her inn to have the same feel, as it comes with its own documented history. Business is faring well, she said, though not with quite as wide a demographic range as she expected. “I thought we would attract everybody,” she said. “But we seem to be attracting 30 and older.” The inn is open for lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday, she said, and already has

compensate for wear and tear to in-state roads from out-ofstate drivers. An additional proposal sitting in the state Senate would replace the gas tax with a bump in the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent — revenue from the added percentage point going toward roads. Of the Senate bill, Casali said, “That is a legitimate option that is out there. Does it fix all the problems? I can’t answer that at this point.” Cotter said lawmakers will know more about the goings-on following Snyder’s State of the State address Jan. 18, later in the month and into February. “We’re waiting and hoping that something will come down the pipe that both sides of the aisle agree to,” Casali said. “This being an election year, this may be an even bigger hurdle.”

By Hailee Sattavara Senior Reporter

Six Home Depot associates helped set the wheels in motion of a $5,000 grant awarded to Friends of Isabella Seniors by building a wheelchair ramp. Friends of Isabella Seniors combined resources with the Isabella Community Commission on Aging on Dec. 7 to utilize the grant from the Home Depot Foundation to benefit Maple View Estates East, 11101 E. Pickard St. “It’s always nice to help people,” said Home Depot employee Alan Schroeder. “We had a great outcome.” Schroeder led his fellow employees in the unpaid volunteer work. The grant came in the form of a Home Depot gift card, according to the news release. The Home Depot Foundation has committed $30 million over the course of three years. “It was a pretty dirty job,” Schroeder said. “We designed the wheelchair ramp from start to finish.” Ginny Cain, treasurer of Friends of Isabella Seniors and gold key program coordinator of the Isabella

plans to host weddings this summer, by which time she hopes to have an outdoor eating area finished. She also owns the two properties that border the inn and hopes in a two- and five-year span, respectively, to have separately developed into condominiums that match.

County Commission on Aging, said with the grant, helping hands volunteers plan to focus on projects to ensure safety, reduce the need for heating and conduct needed repairs. Friends of Isabella Seniors applied for the grant, which was also used to help people be independent in their homes. Schroeder and associates also installed a new toilet for a low-income veteran, equipped with bars to increase accessibility. The Isabella County Commission on Aging aims to keep people independent and in their homes, Cain said. Helping Hands volunteers plan to install smoke, fire and carbon monoxide combination alarms. “The recipients must be low income and work on homes must be included,” Cain said. The alarms will have voice-activated and sound capabilities, Cain said.

Schroeder said he and fellow associates help out around the community monthly, and every few months those who volunteer take part in a big project. These grants are awarded to nonprofit groups, public schools and other community organizations who work to improve the community. Team Depot Captain Miranda Nessan said associates from the Mount Pleasant Home Depot will next be volunteering at the Isabella Community Soup Kitchen Feb. 1. Six associates will fill time slots from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. “We like to get out there and give back as much as possible,” Nessan said. Those assisted by Team Depot must go through a nonprofit organization, Nessan said. “We try to do something once a month,” Nessan said.

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CMU leader takes part in economic growth forum at MSU neurship and Demmer Legacy Fellow at MSU. Faley said the goal of the forum was to provide a support system for universities to bounce ideas off of one another and share programs that work. “I was a little bit shocked that there had been no such thing before,” Faley said. “Part of our mission is to think of entrepreneurship as a virus that needs to be spread. We spread the virus across U-M, the state, and the globe. It just seemed natural to help other schools across the state.” Each university had the opportunity to share the progress in their programs and receive feedback from the other universities. “It provided a great venue for us to share ideas, best practices and what we’re doing to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset, whether we’re working on our own or trying to infuse a corporate workspace,”

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Chicago senior Aaron Gonzalez takes the ICTC Connecter bus from campus toward downtown April 14, 2011. “I’ve been living in downtown Mount Pleasant for a year now, the shuttle saves me a lot of money,” Gonzalez said.

ICTC to change routes, city to move toward green initiatives By Melissa Beauchamp Senior Reporter

The Isabella County Transportation Commission and Mount Pleasant are taking steps to help make a more “green” environment. The key to the new plan is for ICTC to change its routes. Denny Adams, ICTC director of public relations and marketing, said the new route system will go into effect today. “We’re reducing carbon footprint by providing shared rides to common destinations, therefore, we’re using less carbonburning fuel,” he said. The new gold route will cover the Towers, Kewadin Village, Copper Beech, Jamestown, the Music Building, Stadium Mall, Save-ALot and Walgreens. Adams said the change covers more area and includes more specific times for stops. “In the industry of public transportation, we consider ourselves as part of the green movement,” he said. Adams said in the past, public transportation was seen to serve people with low-incomes and disabilities. It is now transforming to serve Isabella County as a cost-efficient and energy-

efficient mode of transportation, he said. The buses’ capacity ranges from 17 to 45 seated passengers, and Adams said ridership from off-campus apartment complexes to campus has increased from 300 people a month to 7,000 people a month over the past few decades. The same trend has followed throughout the community with an increase from 200,000 to 600,000 rides a year. “Ridership to and from apartment complexes increases about 15 percent every year,” he said. “Our annual growth overall has increased as well.” Adams said people choose public transportation for two reasons; keeping more green in the pocket and/or helping keep the environment green. Whatever reason, he said, it is reducing pollution and is the environmentally friendly way to get somewhere. City Manager Kathie Grinzinger has been working to maintain a level of sustainability within the community through green initiatives, and said Mount Pleasant will continue to use its resources in a city that is overall environmentally friendly. “Mount Pleasant has been environmentally conscious for a long time,” she said. “We are firmly committed to the use of our green space in

the most effective, efficient and resource-friendly way.” In an effort to maintain a green environment, the city of Mount Pleasant has already replaced decorative light fixtures and traditional lighting with more energy-efficient LED lights. There are also plans to replace the remaining traditional lighting with LED lights, she said. Energy audits have been conducted in buildings including the Wastewater Treatment Plant, which has been retrofitted with new light fixtures, new pump mechanics and geothermal heating. City Hall, 320 W. Broadway St., is a 102-year-old building that was also retrofitted to reduce waste. Grinzinger said Mount Pleasant was among the first cities to do curbside pickup of recycling bins. The ICTC currently has one hybrid vehicle, but Adams said he does not see the value to change the entire fleet of vehicles. The ICTC is considering changing its diesel-powered fleet to cleaner-burning propane in the future. The focus at this point, he said, is maintaining the strongest, heaviest and safest vehicles. “It’s been very difficult for us to find technologies,” he said.

This past semester Central Michigan University was visited by big name artists and celebrities like LMFAO, the Cool Kids, Chiddy Bang, and the cast of “The Buried Life.” This spring, students should expect to see a continued variety of entertainment and concerts. Dayglow will be in Mount Pleasant for the second time this academic year on Feb. 24 at Finch Fieldhouse. The Facebook event page describes Dayglow as “the largest college paint party and electronic music concert in the world.” Though the headliner has yet to be released, Anthony Lazzaro, a Hope junior who helped bring Dayglow to CMU, said, “students should expect a

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Art Reach serves: Isabella, Gratiot, Clare and Gladwin. Three organizations applied, two of which were awarded grants. “Through this re-granting, culturally-deprived areas are able to access the arts,” Hill said. By re-granting the funds, Art Reach plays a part in speaking artistic dollars, she said. “In my five and a half years here, we have always been a re-granting agency for the state,” Hill said. The Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs aims to provide grants for arts and cultural organizations, cities and other nonprofit organizations to further cultivate artistic, creative and cultural development in Michigan. Hill said $1,990 is still available by application

through Art Reach. Those that apply must be a nonprofit organization seeking to further cultivate the arts. “We appreciate having this program and funding small arts organizations in rural areas,” Hill said. These funds will be regranted through Art Reach, with applications due Feb. 1. Applications can be found through Art Reach’s website. Pere Marquette District Library and the Chippewa River District Library will provide summer reading programs through grants applied for through Art Reach of Mid Michigan. Legislative Director for Rep. Cotter, Matthew Golden did not know how CMU planned to use the grants.




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Arts may flourish in midMichigan after grants were awarded to Central Michigan University and Art Reach of Mid Michigan. The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs approved $2 million in grants for nonprofit arts, cultural organizations and educational institutions. State Rep. Kevin Cotter, R-Mount Pleasant announced the grants. “Unfortunately, when times are down, the arts are the first thing to get cuts,” Cotter said. Seven grants were awarded in Isabella and Midland counties to Art Reach, CMU, Michigan Jazz Trail and Michigan Center for the Arts. According to a press release, Central Michigan University received two grants totaling $10,000. Art Reach received three grants, totaling $21,000. Of the money received, $10,200 will be re-granted, while the excess will be used for Art Reach’s operating expenses. “Arts help maintain the quality of life we enjoy in our community,” Cotter said. Art Reach Executive Director Kathy Hill said they are one of 18 re-granting agencies. Art Reach will use $10,200 of the state funds and disperse it to nonprofits that applied to enhance culture in the four counties

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big headliner for Dayglow. It’s someone who is very popular with the college crowd.” Lazzaro is the Red Bull Student Manager for CMU and also the event manager at Wayside Central, 2000 S. Mission St. Preglow, the pre-party for Dayglow, will be held on Feb. 4 at Wayside Central. On campus, CMU Program Board is planning a variety of events this spring. “Though we are still in the planning phase, students can check our Facebook page for the latest updates,” said Program Board President Paul Sullivan. This is Sullivan’s second semester as Program Board president. “My goal is to accomplish providing good entertainment, but also provide a variety, so that there’s an ability for every

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Leaders of entrepreneurial studies programs from seven Michigan universities met for the first time ever to share ideas, offer support and network on Dec. 8 and 9 at Michigan State University. Deb Zellner, executive director of the Isabella Bank Institute for Entrepreneurship at Central Michigan University, was joined by representatives from the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Wayne State University and Western Michigan University. Tim Faley, managing director of the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan, planned and hosted the forum along with Shawnee Vickery, co-director of the Institute for Entrepre-

Vickery said. Faley said one of the most powerful parts of the forum was the bonds formed between each university representative. “We now know each other and have resources that we didn’t have before. If something comes up, we have people to call that are no longer strangers,” he said. Out of the forum, an expectation surfaced that as entrepreneurship programs begin to work together to become stronger and more students graduate within the programs, Michigan’s economy will see a boost. “I’m really excited. I was shocked that the response was amazingly positive and enthusiastic when I emailed all these professors that were strangers to me,” Faley said. “(The forum) was very powerful and I think it will just get more beneficial as we have more of them.”




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“This can also impact kids of gay and lesbian families, just like health care coverage impacts straight, married families,” he said. “That’s something we’re very concerned about, too, is the

ability for working parents to adequately care for their children.” The ACLU used similar reasoning to back up their lawsuit on behalf of couples in Ann Arbor, East Lansing, Kalamazoo and, more broadly, couples across the state. “The law was designed

with one purpose in mind and that was to strip away health insurance coverage for same-sex couples,” said Michael Steinberg, legal director of the ACLU, at a press conference following the filing of the suit in Detroit.

former prosecutor and juvenile court judge; and Chuck Marino, founder of National Building Inspections. Cindy Gamrat, a Tea Party organizer for Michigan for a Conservative Senate, said Peter Konechty, a small business owner from Roscommon, declined an invitation to attend. Former U.S. Representative and gubernatorial candidate Pete Hoekstra and Rick Wilson, a former manager in the auto industry from Grand Blanc, have not responded. Gamrat said it is unknown whether the two will take part, but her “gut says no.” “But there’s still (more than) a week left,” she said. “It’s our goal of the citizens to vet these candidates and get to know them to make an educated decision. We hope they’re still going to jump in.”

By Aaron McMann University Editor

Five Republican candidates for the Michigan Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate are confirmed for a scheduled debate this month at Central Michigan University. CMU will host the debate, sponsored by Michigan for a Conservative Senate and CMU Campus Conservatives, at 1 p.m. on Jan. 14 in the Charles V. Park Library Auditorium. According to the Mi4CS website, five candidates are confirmed for the debate: Scotty Boman, libertarian activist and physics and astronomy instructor; Clark Durant, former Hillsdale College vice president; Gary Glenn, president of the American Family Association; Randy Hekman,





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The debate, scheduled to last about two hours, will follow a typical format, Gamrat said, with a panel of moderators asking questions. Each candidate will have the same amount of time and an opportunity for rebuttals. Gamrat recently moved to Plainwell, Mich., from Indiana, where she helped organize three debates in 2009 for local elections. “We’re excited for this opportunity,” she said. “We have some really great candidates in this election for U.S. Senate, and this is an opportunity to get to know them.” Voters will go to the polls on Aug. 7 to select a Republican candidate to campaign against Sen. Debbie Stabenow, a Democrat, for the general election in November.

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Three candidates for Central Michigan University’s vice president of research will begin the interview process this week. Don Saha will hold an open forum at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Chippewa Room of the Bovee University Center, according to a release sent out by CMU. Saha, assistant vice president for research administration and operations at the Carolinas Medical Center, has held his current position at the Charlotte, N.C., health system since 2008. Before, he held positions in the University of Connecticut Health Center, New York City Department of Health

and Mental Hygiene, New York Medical College, Saint Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center of New York and WinthropUniversity Hospital, the release stated. John McGrath, director of the National Science Foundations’ Division of Chemical, Bioengineering, Environmental and Transport Systems, will hold a forum at 10 a.m. Jan. 17 in the Lake Michigan Room of the UC. McGrath has held his current position at the Arlington, Va.,based foundation since 2008. He is also a member of the National Institutes of Health National Advisory Council for Biomedical Imaging and Bioenginnering and is a professor of Aerospace and Mechanical


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CMU begins searching for additional women’s sports By Aaron McMann University Editor

In an effort to continue striving toward Title IX compliance, Central Michigan University plans to add more women’s sports in the next few years. CMU Athletics Director Dave Heeke said Thursday the school’s athletics committee, comprised of faculty members, campus leaders, students and representatives from the athletics department, plans to meet Friday to begin the process of a “full exploration

of adding sports.” “Generally, that results in sports for the underrepresented portion … for that, it is female sports,” Heeke said. “We think in the next year to two years, you’re going to start seeing additional sports.” In an effort to prove compliance with the gender equality law, CMU issued a survey to all students in the spring of 2009 gauging the interest and ability of female athletes. The survey, which had about 2,200 respondents, concluded there was a very limited interest in

adding new women’s sports. However, a repeal in April 2010 – the George W. Bush administration had ruled a survey was sufficient enough – forced schools to adhere to more stringent criteria to prove that they were compliant. “We went through process and the survey showed that there was not a substantial interest level in additional sports that we were meeting the needs,” Heeke said. “When the Obama administration came in, that tool was deemed non-compliant and the Office of Civil Rights came back and said you

can’t use that anymore. When that went away, we had to start over.” According to the U.S. News & World Report database, female students at CMU comprise about 55 percent of total enrollment. Under Title IX, introduced in the Education Amendment of 1972 by the U.S. Department of Education, public institutions are obligated to recognize the increased interest and ability for women to participate in intercollegiate athletics. For most schools, CMU included, that means adding additional teams to try and

close the gap between the number of men and women playing sports. CMU added women’s soccer in 1998, and it is unknown which sports are next. Golf, swimming and tennis are the obvious choices – all three are played by other Mid-American Conference schools and provide immediate access to recruiting around the state and region – but the exploration process will determine interest and feasibility for the school, Heeke said.



Women’s basketball goes on a roll over break winning five straight By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter


ABOVE: Junior guard Jalisa Olive tosses the ball up in the air after the clock strikes zero, completing the upset over No. 12 Purdue 75-62 at McGuirk Arena on Dec. 10. RIGHT: Olive and junior guard Brandie Baker celebrate beating Purdue. Olive went 3-for-4 from the 3-point line, scoring nine points off the bench. The last time CMU beat a ranked opponent was two years ago.

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When most students last saw the Central Michigan women’s basketball team, it was Dec. 3 after a 79-68 loss against Bradley. While students were away the Chippewas went 6-1 to finish out the non-conference season, improving their record from 2-5 to 8-6. The success over break was highlighted with a five-game winning streak that started with back-toback wins against then-No. 12 Purdue of the Big Ten and Ole Miss from the Southeastern Conference. “I’m very proud of this basketball team,” said head coach Sue Guevara. “I’m so happy finals are over so we can focus on basketball.” CMU started its winning streak with a signature win over the Boilermakers (12-3, 2-0 Big Ten) in an 75-62 comeback win Dec. 11. Following that game, the team traveled to Oxford, Miss., and played the Rebels (10-4, 0-1 SEC) and held on for a 78-75 win in overtime. “I came into this game knowing I was going to be physical and show our team isn’t weak,” sophomore forward Taylor Johnson said after the Ole Miss game. CMU then followed the two victories up by sweeping the Wright State Invitational, beating Southeast Missouri State (4-12, 1-2 Ohio Valley) 100-59, Longwood (2-15) 70-59, and Wright State (9-5, 2-0 Horizon League) 65-60. “I’m pretty pleased with our total team effort,” Guevara said. But the Chippewas ran into a speed bump in the Tulane Holiday tournament when they lost to Hampton (10-3, 2-0 MEAC) 51-77 on Dec. 28. They didn’t let that loss keep them down long, rallying together to beat the College of Charleston 72-69 in overtime the next night. “We needed that win to get back on our winning ways,” said freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey.

Inside Photo page of CMU knocking off No. 12 Purdue, 3B LADUKE STEPS UP RIGHT AWAY CMU welcomed in a new player during break, transfer sophomore forward Jordan LaDuke who had to

sit during the first semester due to NCAA transfer rules. LaDuke has 57 points while starting the last five games. Ten times she has hit 3-pointers, including five against Charleston. “It felt good and coach (Guevara) told me to keep shooting and not get down on myself,” LaDuke said after leading the team in points, assists and minutes against Charleston.


Wrestling coach Borrelli reaches milestone over break: 300 victories By Jeff Papworth Staff Reporter


CMU coach Tom Borrelli won his 300th game on Dec. 17. During his 20 years with the Chippewas he has won 13 Mid-American Conference titles and holds a record 11 MAC Coach of the Year awards.

A young Tom Borrelli took the helm at Lake Superior State in 1986, seven years out of college. Now, 25 years later, the Central Michigan wrestling coach clinched his 300th career win on Dec. 17. “It just means I’m old and been doing this a long time,” Borrelli said. Borrelli, 55, now sits at 302 victories and 256 with the Chippewas. “300 wins is very, very good,” CMU wrestler Joe Roth said. “I’m wrestling for one of the best in the country in my eyes, and I still got a lot to learn from him.” CMU wrestler Ben Bennett thinks the program has been successful because Borrelli has the Chippewas best interest in mind at all times. “I think over the years people just bought into what he’s done as a coach and they believe in him,” Bennett said. “I know he wants what’s best for me and the guys on the team, so I just try to

follow him.” Breaking down Only 46 of the 300 victories weren’t with Borrelli’s 300 wins CMU. In his five seasons at Lake Superior Years School record MAC titles State, he went 46-251. Since 1991 Borrelli 1986-1991 LSSU* 46-25-1 N/A has racked up his 1991-1995 CMU 44-19-1 0 wins for the Chippe1995-2000 CMU 49-28-4 2 was. His best stretch 2000-2005 CMU 65-22 5 was 2006-2010 when 2005-Present CMU 98-17-2 6 he won at least 16 Overall 302-127-8 13 games a season. *Lake Superior State University During his 20 years at CMU he’s won 12 MAC titles and 13 MAC championship honors. titles. Borrelli has been named MAC Borrelli was not satisfied despite the Coach of the Year a record 11 times. milestone he reached and his team’s CMU started 10-2 after only reaching undefeated Bison Duel record (the eight wins with a difficult schedule last event where he reached 300). season. This is with standout heavy“We had a lot of ups and a lot of weight Jarod Trice away from the pro- downs,” Borrelli said. “We weren’t really gram to try out for the Olympics. sharp, especially against Bucknell. We Borrelli and the Chippewas are trying lost a match against Princeton that we to reach their 11th straight MAC title. didn’t think we should lose.” Bennett appears to be on path for a third-consecutive year of All-American

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Having lost six of their last seven, Ernie Zeigler realized something needed to change. So after the Central Michigan men’s basketball team suffered an embarrassing 18-point loss to Wright State on Dec. 22, in which it shot less than 35 percent from the field and an evenworse 17 percent from beyond the 3-point line, he told his players to forget about it and come back ready to shoot. And shoot. And shoot. “We had a shooting clinic,” Zeigler said. “For 11 straight days, the guys came in the mornings and shot in groups of fours.” The extra work paid off Saturday, as CMU shot a season-high 55 percent from the floor in an 85-69 win over Toledo in its MidAmerican Conference opener before 1,129 at McGuirk Arena. The CMU defense imposed a three-quarter press early, forcing nine turnovers and stopping any type of ball movement. By the 7:47 mark of the first half, UT was 2-of-14 from the field and the Chippewas had a 27-12 lead. “We wanted to have pressure consistently,” Zeigler said. “Just picking up the ball threequarters (of the) court. It was consistent all night and gave us a chance to get into transition.” After CMU extended its lead to 30-14, the Rockets penetrated the lane to find easy buckets – going on a 10-0 run – to crawl back into the game. But 3-pointers from freshman Jordan Keel and McBroom kept the UT offense at bay and prevented them from drawing closer.




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When the Rockets cut CMU’s lead to eight early in the second half, McBroom responded with another 3-pointer. “The jump shot was working,” said McBroom, who finished with 16 points on 4-of-9 shooting, all of his buckets 3-pointers. “The past two weeks all we’ve been doing is working on our jump shots, and it showed tonight.” Sophomore guard Trey Zeigler also put on one of his best performances of his CMU career, shooting 4-of-5 in the first half and 5-of-7 in the second half for a team-high 19 points. The Rockets pulled within eight with 14:57 to go in the second half, Trey responded with a layup. On his next possession, he cut to the lane and layed in another basket and drew a foul. “I was just picking my spots, really,” Trey said. “With our offense, it’s all about picking your spot and I knew I was going to get my turn.” CMU travels to Ypsilanti on Wednesday to take on Eastern Michigan (6-9, 1-0 MAC). Tipoff is 7 p.m. at the EMU Convocation Center.

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Women’s basketball knock off No. 12 Purdue Freshman guard Crystal Bradford runs the ball down the court away from Purdue senior guard Brittany Rayburn on Dec. 11 at McGuirk Arena. CMU won 75 to 62 against Purdue.

Junior guard Brandie Baker fights for a rebound against the Purdue Boilermakers at McGuirk Arena . Baker lead the team in scoring with 16 points, four assists and 10 rebounds during Central Michigan’s 75-62 win over the Purdue Boilermakers. Freshman forward Jas’mine Bracey and Junior guard Brandie Baker attempt to take the ball away from Purdue player during the second half.

Freshman guard Crystal Bradford sticks her tongue out after scoring and drawing a foul.

Purdue junior forward Sam Ostarello starts to pass the ball as freshman guard Kerby Tamm blocks her on Dec.11 at McGuirk Arena. CMU won 75 to 62 against Purdue.

Chippewas win big game in December By Kristopher Lodes Staff Reporter

As many students were home after exams the Central Michigan women’s basketball team achieved arguably one of the biggest wins in program history. On Dec. 11, the Chippewas, coming off a 79-86 loss to Bradley University, seemed out-matched against No. 12 Purdue. The Boilermakers were coming off a threegame stretch against three top-six ranked teams, including a win against the defending national champions Texas A&M. “We’re very capable of playing with the top teams in the country,” said head coach Sue Guevara “But we have been a work in progress and we still are a work in progress.” On that December day, the Chippewas didn’t just play with one of the country’s best teams. They beat them. Right after halftime, the Boilermakers knocked down a 3-pointer and took a 40-28 lead against

CMU and it looked like it would be smooth sailing for them from that point on. “In my head I was thinking time is ticking and we’re still losing and I wasn’t doing anything,” said junior guard Brandie Baker. “I didn’t want to let my team down, and I kept hearing my dad in the crowd telling me to get into the game and I didn’t want to upset him or my team.” After being held scoreless in the first half, the junior scored 16 points and hauled in 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Baker didn’t bring CMU back all herself though. Freshman guard Jessica Green played a big role, contributing 14 points including a big 3-pointer that halted a 7-0 Boilermakers run. “I think our freshman grew up a little bit,” Guevara said. Freshman guard Crystal Bradford also stepped up with 14 points, eight rebounds and four assists.

Junior guard Jalisa Olive came off the bench scoring nine points with three big 3-pointers that led the Chippewas comeback and got the crowed up and into the game. “It was a complete, full team effort and our bench came to play,” Guevara said. At about the three-minute mark Purdue started making a comeback of their own, but another Green 3-pointer ended the run and solidified the victory. “After that three I hit, it we felt we had it in the bag,” Green said. “The time was ticking and they had to foul.” Baker would hit those final free throws and CMU defeated the elite of the Big Ten, 75-62. This isn’t the first ranked team to come into Mount Pleasant and leave with a loss. Two seasons ago Louisville came in ranked 25th and lost to the Chippewas 84-75. “For our recruits it shows where our program is going,” Guevara said.

Freshman guard Crystal Bradford fights with Purdue forward Sam Ostarello for the ball during the second half of Sunday’s game at McGuirk Arena. Bradford finished the game with 14 points, three assists and eight rebounds during Central Michigan’s 75-62 win over the Purdue Boilermakers.


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Gymnastics dominates in season opener By Seth Newman Staff Reporter

On the day Central Michigan gymnastics returning athletes received their Mid-American Conference title rings from last year, they opened this year’s season by dominating the compepition. The Chippewas won events early and often, finishing with a final score of 192.525. Centenary College was second with a score of 186.950, Wisconsin-Eau Claire (178) and Wisconsin-La Crosse (182.375) also competed at McGuirk Arena Sunday afternoon. The Chippewas goal for each event was to score at least a 9.7. Senior Kristen Teubner, and sophomore Brittany Petzold both started the out scoring above that on the


vault. Sophomore Kari Dieffenderfer was nearly perfect scoring a 9.9. CMU finished the first event with a total score of 48.525 on the vault. “I didn’t plan on doing a 9.9, I just planned on doing my vault,” Dieffenderfer said. “I was just extremely pleased with how it turned out.” The Chippewas moved onto the bars during the next rotation and were led by Petzold, who scored a 9.825. “We depend on the freshmen a lot, they are half of our team and they did very well up there,” Petzold said. “After the bars, I feel like the pressure went down a little bit.” Teubner and freshmen Rebecca Druien followed Petzold’s lead scoring above 9.7. The Chippewas totaled a score of 48.600 on the bars. Freshmen Taylor Noonan


Freshman All-Around gymnast Rebecca Druien performs on the balance beam during Sunday’s meet at McGuirk Arena. Druien scored a 9.350

and Kylie Fagan were the only Chippewas that scored above 9.7 on the bars. CMU had the highest individual score for every event except the floor.


Sophomore all-arounder Meaghan McWhorter leapt into the air as she tumbled on the mat during her floor routine, scoring 9.650 during the gymnastics meet Sunday at McGuirk Arena.

CMU is also required to gauge interest in sports deemed “emerging” by the NCAA, such as equestrian, sand volleyball and rugby. “It’s a very open slate right now,” Heeke said. “We don’t go in with any preconceived notions.” Whichever sport(s) the school decides to add, Heeke said will require an additional investment to the $22 million athletics department budget. How much of an investment is will depend on the sport. A swimming team would require a new facility, costing upwards of $20 million. Currently, CMU offers eight women’s sports and six men’s teams. Scholarships for football result in significant more for men than women. About 85 scholarships are given out to student-athletes playing football at CMU, Heeke said. More than one women’s sport could be added.

Long line of quarterbacks forming on CMU depth chart By Matt Thompson Sports Editor

The past six Mid-American Conference football champions have had quarterbacks ranked in the top 10 on most career passing statistics for the program. Last year one of the top CMU recruits ranked by was Ithaca quarterback Alex Niznak. This spring Cody Kater, a junior college transfer quarterback from Grand Rapids Community College, will join the mix with Ryan Radcliff, A.J. Westendorp and Niznak. “What I like about us is we’re all from the state, other than Radcliff from Ohio,” Kater said. “So we all know each other and what we’ve done.” This fall, verbal commit Cooper Rush, (Lansing Catholic Central) will join the

crowded lineup to take snaps. It didn’t bother Rush that he was joining a large group of quarterbacks already in Mount Pleasant. “Any big school you go to is going to have a bunch of quarterbacks,” Rush said. “It’s a tough position, you are going to have three or four good players wherever you go.” Kater did make his commitment after Rush did, though. “There’s a lot of QB’s here and that will make everyone better,” Kater said. “Competition is great we’ll go to practice and have a good mentality and work hard.” Head coach Dan Enos said he is expecting a competition for the starting position though. Kater is coming off an impressive undefeated season in junior college and Niznak

has had a whole season redshirted to learn the offense. For Rush, beginning fall camp will put him behind those three in terms of learning the offense. Last year, Niznak enrolled early to get a jump-start learning the offense in spring ball, but he had to give up his last semester of his senior year, that’s something Rush didn’t want to do. “It’s rare that people do that,” Rush said about enrolling early. “I wanted to finish up.” He is currently playing forward for his high school basketball team and will enjoy the rest of his senior year of high school with friends. CMU running backs coach Kort Shankweiler was in charge of recruiting Rush. Phone calls between the two and Enos, as well as on cam-

Two alumni make the Pro Bowl while four begin the NFL Playoffs By Matt Thompson Sports Editor

The 2011-2012 NFL season has been great for former Chippewas. Central Michigan was one of nine college programs that have multiple players elected to the Pro Bowl. There are also four Chippewas in the playoffs. Wide receiver and kick returner for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Antonio Brown, set a NFL record being the first person to rack up more than 1,000 yards receiving and returning kicks and punts. He will attend his first Pro Bowl with fellow CMU alumni Joe Staley of the San Francisco 49ers, unless those teams make the Super Bowl. “Antonio and Joe had huge seasons and obviously played at a Pro Bowl level,” said CMU alum and current New York Jets linebacker Nick Bellore. “It’s nice to see Central Michigan up there with the likes of anyone else in the country at putting guys in the Pro Bowl.” Bellore went undrafted, but still found his way to the Jets. They lost their final three games, barely missing the playoffs. “We didn’t finish how we

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needed to,” Bellore said. “It was a rough one for us.” In the Jets final game, star receiver Santonio Holmes was benched and the locker room seemed divided during and after the game. “Anytime that you’re losing there’s a little more tension on the team,” Bellore said. “It’s an emotional time after a season that didn’t go the way we wanted it to. Everything is a bit overblown being in New York.” He played mostly on special teams in his rookie season this year recording 19 tackles. The Chippewas that did make it to the playoffs are Brown, Staley, linebacker Frank Zombo of the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans punter

Brett Hartmann. Hartmann won’t participate for the Texans due to an injury, but the three others are looking for deep playoff runs. Zumbo and Staley’s squads both earned first-round byes in the NFC by finishing in the top two in the conference. Brown and the Steelers faced the Denver Broncos in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs yesterday. “I’ll be cheering on all those guys and rooting for them as hard as possible,” Bellore said. “It’s going to be tough because you might have some guys playing each other in the Super Bowl.”

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Men’s basketball: By John Manzo Staff Reporter

December was a month to forget for Central Michigan men’s basketball team. The Chippewas lost five of six games, with their lone win at home against Illinois Chicago. This year the team was supposed to have more focus on scoring, using a run-and-gun offensive style. CMU started off doing exactly that in its two exhibition games of the season, scoring 90-plus points, but has been inconsistent since. A 70-point performance in a win against Illinois-Chicago was the Chippewas highest over break. In their last game before the New Year, the Chippewas packed it in early, losing 60-42

Wrestling: By Jeff Papworth and Ryan Zuke Staff Reporters

The Central Michigan wrestling team’s record suffered no blemishes over the break. CMU freshman Mike Ottinger defeated Buffalo’s only ranked wrestler, No. 20 Mark Lewandowski on a 6-3 decision. “When Mike beat him that kind of broke them,” said CMU head coach Tom Borrelli. “He wrestled a very good

What happened over break? against Wright State, a seasonlow point total. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: DEREK JACKSON Jackson, sophomore guard, was the most consistent player for CMU. Forward Trey Zeigler scored the most points, but Jackson hit a team-high 25 three-pointers and possesses the ability to knock down free throws on a regular basis. Jackson shoots 78 percent from the free-throw line, while Zeigler is at 57 percent. BEST GAME: 72-69 LOSS AT NEBRASKA It’s easy to say the 70-67 win against Illinois-Chicago was because it was the only win for CMU, but it wasn’t the best game. During the 72-69 loss against the Cornhuskers, CMU learned from its mistakes two days after a loss against Iowa State. The match and he stayed out of the situations that the guy was good at and wrestled for the situations we’re good at.” MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: BEN BENNETT Bennett went 8-1 over break with his only loss coming against No. 1 seed Robert Hamlin of Lehigh in the championship match at the Midlands Champions h i p s.

The Central Michigan women’s basketball team season improved over break. Before it began, the Chippewas were 2-5 and coming off a home loss to Bradley. Since then the team has won seven of eight games to improve their record to 9-6. CMU won its first five games over break beginning with one of the biggest wins in CMU women’s basketball history when the Chippewas defeated No. 12 ranked Purdue 75-62 at McGuirk Arena on Dec. 11. Throughout break turnovers crippled the Chippewas offense. Against Mississippi they turned the ball over 28 times, but improvement showed in the MidAmerican Conference opener against Northern Illinois with a season-low eight turnovers. MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: CRYSTAL BRADFORD The six foot freshman from Detroit has been CMU’s best player all season and she continued that during break. Bradford averaged nearly 12 points and nine rebounds in those games. Against Ole Miss she sent the game to overtime with a last second shot and then scored the first seven points in overtime to

offense continuously went to Zeigler down the stretch against the Cyclones. He struggled, forcing some shots and the offense appeared out of synch. The offense was fluent in the loss against the Cornhuskers, even though CMU couldn’t finish off the upset. BIGGEST SURPRISE: ANDRE COIMBRA Coimbra scored a team-high 22 points in the win, and scored in double figures twice. Head coach Ernie Zeigler said he is doing more of what t h e coaching staff is asking him He posted technical falls against each of his first three opponents before defeating No. 2 seed Ryan Loder of Northern Iowa in the semifinals. Bennett also claimed pins in all three of his matches at the Bison Duals. “Last year I think I only had three pins the whole season, so it’s nice to go out and get pins and it helps the team too in duel meets,” Bennett said. “Whether someone’s ranked or not, I just try to get in every match with the same mentality.” BIGGEST SURPRISE: MIKE OTTINGER The true freshman defeated No. 20 Mark Lewandowski at Buffalo on Dec. 10 and continued his success throughout the break. Ottinger went 2-1 at the Bison Duals with a pin and a major decision. After losing his first match at the Midlands, he responded with two victories including a 5-3 decision

Women’s basketball: By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

lead CMU to the win. “I have a lot of confidence in her,” said head coach Sue Guevara. “She’s long and she’s able to get her hands on a lot of balls. She’s a gamer. “ BEST GAME: 75-62 WIN OVER NO. 12 PURDUE The Chippewas best game over break was beating No. 12 Purdue at home right after finals week. Junior Brandie Baker recorded her first double-double of the season scoring 16 points and hauling down 10 rebounds to lead CMU. The Chippewas took the lead with 6:31 to go when freshman guard Crystal Bradford set up freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey for an easy layup. From there, Bradford and Baker went 7-for-8 from the free throw line to seal the victory. Bradford and freshman guard Jessica Green each had 14 points in the win. BIGGEST SURPRISE: JORDAN LADUKE The 5-foot-11 forward from Flushing, Mich., wasn’t eligible to play until the Purdue game because of transfer rules, but that didn’t stop her from making an impact. She has started the last five games and had some solid performances including a five rebound, 17-point performance against the College of Charleston.

For 37 minutes it looked like the Central Michigan women’s basketball team was heading to its second-straight conference win on the road, but Toledo scored the last six points of the game to win 5853 Sunday afternoon at Savage Arena in Toledo, Ohio. “We struggled to score,” head coach Sue Guevara said. “Crystal (Bradford) scored at will in the first half, but not in the second. We had a lot of shots in the paint and they just wouldn’t fall.” The Chippewas shot 30 percent from the floor and scored a season low. CMU freshman guard, Bradford, scored the first seven points of the game establishing an early lead. Sopho-

more forward Taylor Johnson hit a 3-point shot at the 12:18 mark of the first half to give CMU a 17-7 lead. CMU led 30-22 at the half. The Chippewas shot poorly in the second half, allowing Toledo to get back in the game. A layup by Toledo sophomore guard Andola Dortch gave the Rockets a 50-49 lead with 3:12 left. It was their first lead of the game. Jordan LaDuke quickly reclaimed the lead for CMU with a jumper from the left baseline to get back up one. With 1:12 left senior forward Skylar Miller made a layup to give CMU the 53-52 lead, their last points game. After a free throw by Dortch, and Miller turned the ball over Rockets forward Lecretia Smith hit a 3-point shot to

to do. “He’s having somewhat of a better focus on the things we’re asking him to do to put himself into being a consistent scorer for us, and hopefully he can continue to build upon that as we progress toward conference play,” Ernie said after the Tennessee State loss. He needs to have a presence down low more consistently, but he is making strides. The backcourt was the team’s strength coming in and it continues to be that. Coimbra has been the only frontcourt player to have a major impact for CMU. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: LOSS AT WRIGHT STATE There were a lot of disappointments over break for CMU, making this decision hard. over No.7 seed Luke Manuel. BEST GAME: 30-6 WIN AGAINST BUFFALO CMU improved to 2-0 in Mid-American Conference action with a decisive 30-6 victory over the Bulls on Dec. 10 at Buffalo. With the score tied 6-6 after the first four matches, the Chippewas won the last six. Redshirt-freshman Jared Porter started the CMU rally with his first collegiate victory, 3-2 over Dominic Montesanti. BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: MIDLANDS CHAMPIONSHIPS The Chippewas were one of the 10 teams ranked nationally in the top-25 entering the tournament, but failed to finish in the top 10. CMU finished tied for 11th and only had two wrestlers finish in the top-eight. No. 7 Donnie Corby dropped two straight matches after winning his first two, while No. 12 Zach Horan lost his opening match. He didn’t compete for the Chippewas, but heavyweight

Men’s basketball results Result Loss Loss Win Loss Loss Loss

Opponent Tennessee State Minnesota Illinois-Chicago Iowa State Nebraska Wright State

Score 57-65 56-76 70-67 52-59 69-72 42-60

An 11-for-20 free throw shooting night in the loss against Nebraska could have been the most disappointing part of the break. CMU had 18 turnovers, Trey Zeigler was held to five points on 2-of-6 shooting and Coimbra missed a dunk. A runner-up biggest disappointment could have been the 22-0 run the Chippewas surrendered to Tennessee State on Dec. 10. They were up 28-26 before the run, but dug themselves into a 46-28 hole. Jarod Trice did win a championship competing unattached to the event.

Date Dec. 10 Dec. 13 Dec. 16 Dec. 18 Dec. 20 Dec. 22

LOOKING AHEAD: The losses to Iowa State and Nebraska were almost positives for the Chippewas because they played well against two major conference opponents. A solid showing against Wright State could have given them real confidence heading into MidAmerican Conference play, but at this point who knows where the team is at.

Wresting’s results Result Win Win Win Win 11th

Opponent Buffalo Sacred Heart Princeton Bucknell Midlands

LOOKING FORWARD C M U enters the midseason 10-2 with a young squad. The stage is set on Jan. 27 in Mount Pleasant for a rematch of the Midland 184-pound championship match, which Bennett lost to No. 1 ranked Lehigh wrestler Robert Hamlin on a 5-2 deci-

Score 30-6 49-0 28-9 21-12

Date Dec. 10 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Dec. 17 Dec. 29, 30

sion. The Chippewas can also continue their dominance over inter-state rival Michigan State in their last home meet on Feb. 16.

Women’s basketball results Result Opponent Win No. 12 Purdue Win Mississippi Win SMS* Win Longwood Win Wright State Loss Hampton Win College of Charleston *Southeast Missouri State BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT: TURNOVERS, FREE-THROW SHOOTING The Chippewas played well over break except for two things: turnovers and free-throw shooting. Those two flaws have hurt CMU all season and it continued over break. The Chippewas averaged almost 20 turnovers a game and 139 total. They committed 28 twice, including the only loss over break to Hampton. Shooting from the freethrow line also continues to be a concern. They made 114 of their 176 attempts, just 65 percent. LOOKING FORWARD: The Chippewas home opener is on Jan 11. against Western Michigan. They have proven that their young talent can play and that they can get contributions from virtually anyone on the team. As the season

Women’s basketball falls in Toledo due to poor second half shooting By Brandon Champion Staff Reporter

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make it 57-53 with 29 seconds left to seal the victory. Bradford led CMU with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman guard Jessica Green added 12 points and seven rebounds. Miller had seven points. “This will be a learning experience for our young team,” Guevara said. “We need to get more from our bench, specifically people who have played for us before.” The loss drops the Chippewas record to 9-7 overall and 1-1 in the Mid-American Conference. Toledo improves to 8-6 overall and 1-1 in the MAC. The Chippewas play Western Michigan Wednesday at McGuirk Arena.

Score 75-62 78-75 OT 100-59 70-59 65-60 51-77 72-69

Date Dec. 11 Dec. 14 Dec. 18 Dec. 19 Dec. 20 Dec. 28 Dec. 29

progresses CMU will need to continue to cut down on their turnovers, but this team should compete for the MAC West Division title and be in the hunt for the MAC’s NCAA Tournament bid.

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Kettlewell vaulting up to the nation’s top 10 By Morgan Yuncker Staff Reporter

A lot of hard work will get you to the top, the very top, top 10 in the nation kind of top. At least it has for Central Michigan pole vaulter Josh Kettlewell. The men’s track and field senior is tied for eighth in the nation with Virginia Tech’s Joe Davis in the pole vault event. “If you would have told me I would have been this successful when I was a freshman I would have laughed in your face,” Kettlewell said. Kettlewell is a multi-event participator. He has participated in heptathlons, decathlons, 4x4 400m relay, 60m hurdles and most importantly the pole vault. “It is really hard for a collegiate athlete to have a lot

of talent and then to mentally take advantage of their talent,” said assistant coach Bobby Wilson. Last season Josh separated his shoulder in the first outdoor meet, restricting him from participation for the remainder of the season. “It was really frustrating, no one wants to have to limit themselves because of an injury,” Kettlewell said. Now, fully recovered, Kettlewell is at the top of his game. He posted a career-best vault of 16-8.75 at the Grand Valley State University Early Bird event. That stands as the eighth best vault in the nation this year. It took hard work to get back from injury to posting career bests. “He is always the first one to practice and the last one to leave,” Wilson said. “He knows



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what I want, when I want it and he is willing to work his butt off to get it.” His hard work may be one of the reasons CMU named Kettlewell one of the captains to this year’s team. “This is his first year of being a captain, he is 100 percent our leader,” Wilson said. “He has become the leader everyone has wanted him to be.” Kettlewell hopes his work ethic will help to motivate his teammates. He said he wasn’t always the most talented, but worked hard enough to earn his captain position and in the nation’s top-10 pole vaulters. “I think I have always been a leader,” Kettlewell said. “I may not have been the most vocal person, but I do think I’ve always led by example.”


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How well did you follow breaking news at Central Michigan University? 1. The Academic Senate took a vote of no confidence against which CMU senior administrator(s)? a. University President George Ross b. Provost Gary Shapiro c. Neither d. Both 2. What day did the faculty strike? a. The last day of the fall semester. b. The end of the first week of the spring semester. c. The first day of the fall semester. d. The last day of the spring semester. 3. Who gave the first big performance at the new Events Center? a. LMFAO b. Van Halen c. Stevie Wonder d. Ke$ha 4. The Saginaw Indian Chippewa Tribe began what large construction project in 2011? a. A water park b. A new casino c. The world’s largest dry cleaner d. A water treatment plant 5. How many days did CMU call off classes due to weather? a. Two days b. A week c. Three days d. None 6. Jarod Trice was redshirted from CMU to compete for the summer Olympics in what sport? a. Weightlifting b. Wrestling c. Archery d. Ballooning 7. What is the two-year averaged football home attendance needed to maintain Division I status that CMU barely passed? a. 12,000 people. b. 15,000 people c. 16,000 people d. 18,000 people 8. What was controversial speaker Rev. Terry Jones, who visited campus in November, best known for? a. Burning copies of the Quran b. His membership in


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Monty Python c. His church d. Exceptional facial hair 9. Which local medical marijuana dispensary was involved in a lawsuit which ruled marijuana cannot be sold through private shops. a. CA of Mount Pleasant b. Chronic Pain Management c. Green Thumbs d. Referral Madness 10. What was the date that the Faculty Association’s contract with CMU expired? a. June 30 b. July 1 c. May 25 d. June 15 11. How many MidAmerican Conference championships did CMU teams win in 2011? a. 4 b. 0 c. 2 d. 3 12. On May 2 the death of __________ was announced by __________ a. President Barack Obama, Oscar De La Hoya b. Oscar Wilde, Oscar de la Renta c. Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama d. Olivia Newton John, Olivia Wilde 13. For which college did the Academic Senate pass a measure to stop further curricular development? a. The College of Medicine b. The College of Applied Balloon Arts c. The College of Law d. The College of Quantum Mechanics 14. Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration made cuts to what food aid program? a. Tower Stamps b. Bridge Cards c. Arch Cheques d. Pocket Lint 15. Who told 500 people in Warriner Hall’s Plachta Auditorium that “The state of Central Michigan University is indeed strong.” a. Gov. Rick Snyder b. Provost Gary Shapiro c. Faculty Association President Laura Frey d. University President George Ross


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1. d. Both 2. c. The first day of the fall semester. 3. d. Ke$ha 4. a. A water park 5. a. Two days 6. b. Wrestling 7. b. 15,000 8. a. Burning copies of the Quran 9. a. CA of Mount Pleasant 10. b. July 1 11. d. 3 12. c. Osama bin Laden, President Barack Obama 13. a. The College of Medicine 14. b. Bridge Cards 15. d. University President George Ross


University President George Ross looks at his watch while walking from Charles V. Park Library to Warriner Hall after a press conference, as hundreds of protestors follow behind on Aug. 24 chanting “negotiate now”.

Faculty Association strikes on first day of classes Ross condemns the decision calling it “illegal” Staff Reports

Contract bargaining between Central Michigan University and the Faculty Association began in April, continued through the summer and ended in a faculty strike the first day of fall semester classes. University President George Ross condemned the FA’s decision to strike on Aug. 22, calling the action “illegal.” It was the first time he had addressed the stalled contract talks and the FA’s decision Sunday

not to teach classes starting Monday. At 10:30 a.m. in the typically quiet third floor of the Charles V. Park Library, Ross said the university’s financial problems have created this crisis. Students, the public and picketers were not allowed in the library during the press conference. A group of approximately 30 students who made their way inside before police officers began turning people away attended the conference. “This past year, this university received a $12 million reduction in appropriations from the state of Michigan — a 15 percent reduction,” Ross said. “In light of reductions of state

appropriations, in light of budget projections at this university and the state of Michigan, looking at declining high school enrollments in the out years, we’re planning financially for our future.” Ross called the strike “illegal,” but the FA disagreed, saying protests are allowed in response to unfair labor practices. Isabella County Circuit Judge Mark Duthie signed on the behalf of Isabella County Trial Court Judge Paul H. Chamberlain to order faculty to return to classes immediately on Aug. 22 in a temporary restraining order. “We will obey the court order and return to work

tomorrow, but this does not end the issue,” FA President Laura Frey said in a release at the time. “The faculty remains strong and committed to securing a fair and equitable contract for members.” Frey said the FA considered its work stoppage a success. On Dec. 1, both sides reached a tentative agreement after meeting with Chamberlain for about 14 hours. The FA plans to take a membership ratification vote Jan. 11 and 12, according to a joint press release by both sides.

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Students hold signs and chant in support of the members of the Faculty Association on Aug. 22 in front of Mount Pleasant High School. The students rallied together to show faculty that they stand behind them. The FA decided to strike after failing to reach an agreement with the university.

CMU, FA reach last-minute agreement on new contract Session concludes seven months of bargaining Staff Reports

The Faculty Association and Central Michigan University reached a tentative agreement on a three-year contract on Dec. 1 after 14 hours of negotiations. The bargaining was facilitated by Isabella County Circuit Court Judge Paul H. Chamberlain, and a ratification vote by FA members was set for sometime in early January. “CMU and the FA were in court for a hearing on a request by CMU to make a preliminary injunction permanent, forbidding the faculty from staging a strike, and for a ruling on the appropriate legal venue for hearing a lawsuit filed by the FA against CMU regarding Public Act 54,” a release from both parties stated. Bargaining between the FA and CMU first started in April, and both filed for fact-finding in July. After the contract expired on June 30, bargaining continued with state mediator Miles Cameron. Faculty voted overwhelmingly in August to give its seven-member bargaining team power to decide if a job action would be necessary. On Aug. 21, the FA voted to strike on the first day of the fall semester, Aug. 22. The university filed a preliminary injunction that afternoon to send FA members back to work for four days until the court hearing with Chamberlain, which Circuit Court Judge Mark Duthie signed for him. The injunction prevented the FA from picketing.


CMU Faculty Association President Laura Frey speaks with members of the media after 97 percent of the FA voted yes on a job action on Aug. 15 at the Comfort Inn conference center, 2424 S. Mission Street.

At the hearing, Chamberlain extended the injunction until 20 days after Fact-Finder Barry Goldman’s report was released, but lifted the ban on picketing, and allowed them 10/20 drug cards while bargaining continued. CMU adopted all of Goldman’s recommendations in the university’s final offer, including a pay freeze for one year and modest increases for the following two. It also allowed FA members to keep MESSA as a primary insurance provider until June 30, 2012, under certain conditions. The FA rejected what the university called its “final offer” for a contract on Nov. 11. The FA proposed a one-

year contract Nov. 22, instead of a three-year contract, and agreed to a one-year pay freeze. The FA also withdrew its proposal for a $600 signing bonus for 12-month faculty. “We thought that offering a one-year tentative agreement that included every concession from the faculty that the administration demanded would allow all of CMU to move forward,” said FA President Laura Frey in a press release. “In doing so, it also would provide a longer cooling-off period before the teams return to the table next year to begin work on a new three-year contract.”

The year 2011 came and went, and the Central Michigan University College of Medicine is still at less than its stated fundraising goal. About 50 percent of an initial $25 million has been raised thus far, said Kathy Wilbur, Vice President of Development and External Relations, at the CMED Board of Trustees committee meeting in early December. Provost Gary Shapiro said in an email to the campus community on Nov. 11 that CMU estimates the startup cost for CMED is “likely to exceed $30 million.” The university initially set aside $25 million over five years to fund CMED startup. The initial vision for CMED emphasized only teaching issues, rather than research, Shapiro said. The estimates now include preparing excellent physicians, as well as engaging in high-quality research and clinical opportunities, he said. The university also anticipates the need for an additional $3 million in continuing annual support for the medical program, he said in the release. In October, the Academic Senate voted to halt further development of CMED curriculum, although it was uncertain if the vote was symbolic or if the A-Senate had the authority to do so. The A-Senate’s concerns regarded the university’s lack of detailed account about the feasibility of CMED to the A-Senate, faculty and students. The main complaint of the motion was the university’s lack of public communication and low participation with faculty and students. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education visited campus Nov. 13 through 16 to decide if CMED would move toward earning academic accreditation. About 40 faculty members formed a silent protest against CMED in Rowe Hall hoping to be spotted by LCME members. Four faculty members met with the LCME members later that week to discuss their concerns. The LCME will vote in February whether to grant CMED preliminary accreditation, and the CMED committee should receive a letter regarding the results in March. Shapiro said CMU does not tag dollars, so he does not know how much money from tuition has gone toward funding CMED. He said, however, tuition has


Ernest Yoder, Dean of College of Medicine, talks briefly to the Board of Trustees about the latest progress for the medical school at the presidents conference room on April 14.

not been increased because of CMED. “Although we don’t tag dollars, we have not raised tuition to pay for the College of Medicine,” he said. Of the 30 foundation scientists who CMED intends to hire, founding Dean Ernest Yoder said the school currently has about 14. The medical school will also

employ 80 clinicians, and about 40 to 45 have committed. Yoder said the school is expecting to receive provisional accreditation from LCME in 2015, and full accreditation in 2017. CMED expects its first class to begin in the summer of 2013.


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At 8:15 p.m. Jan. 11 a 1995 Ford Ranger struck a light pole heading west on Broomfield road in Mount Pleasant. Police blocked traffic on the westbound side of Broomfield near McGuirk Arena while dealing with the accident.

Missouri freshman Tamer Awad-Mohler does a trick on his skateboard in the courtyard by Moore Hall on Aug. 25.

Clare resident Lucas Bongard, 13, stands aside the other members of the Tenth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War Reenactment at Deerfield Nature Park in Mount Pleasant on Sept. 18.

Students bared the weather to participate in the 2nd annual Fill Up the Chip Aug. 20 at Chippawaters Park. Students still came out to float down the river despite the heavy down pour, thunder and lighting that was happening.

The Northern Lights can be seen over Remus Road on Oct. 25, about 20 miles west of Mount Pleasant.

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The scene of the central area in the six-mile path of the tornado June 10 in Joplin, Mo.

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Maybee senior Mike Willer skins a Whitetail deer outside of his house at the corner of May and University on Nov. 15. “I’m going to be taking a lot of this venison to my families for Thanksgiving,” Willer said. “Making steaks, chili and a lot of jerky.” Willer woke up at 6 a.m. for opening day this morning to hunt for a few hours before his class at 10 a.m.

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Brighton senior Jennifer Slack models a student-made, masquerade-style mask backstage Sunday at the Threads fashion show at McGuirk Arena.

Sophomore guard Derek Jackson dunks the ball during the first half of the regular season opener against Ferris State at McGuirk Arena in Mount Pleasant Nov. 12. Jackson finished the game with 10 points, three assists, four steals and five rebounds during the Chippewas’ 65-60 win over the Bulldogs.


Traverse City resident Taylor Dall, who refers to herself by her stage name “Zenaura,” Hoola-Hoops atop a round table near the main stage, which featured “Dubstep” music during the First Annual “Wompapalooza” Electronic Music Festival April 29 at Salt River Acres in Shepherd, 926 Greendale Road. Dall has been Hoola-Hooping for almost two years under her stage name and says she is hoping to be featured soon at other festivals.







From left St. Charles sophomore Kyle Kinney, St. Clair Shores Sophomore Marco Tijerina, and Warren junior Joel Putnam make their way into the pond in front Kulhavi Hall April 26. “We’re going to be roommates next year and we wanted a good memory to end this year with so we were like lets do something crazy,” Kinney said.

Shepherd resident Justin Delcastillo dresses in his self-made Jester costume and greets visitors on Oct. 31 at the Haunted Yard, 814 N. Lansing St. “I spent a little more than a year putting the costume together,” Delcastillo said. “I don’t scare the little ones, but it’s fun.”

Shepherd Tri-Township Fire Department firefighter Kyle Smith prepares to hose off a portion of a roof during a structure fire caused by an electrical short in the wall behind a refrigerator Jan. 11 at 285 E. Freemont Rd. in Shepherd.

Novi senior and Equestrian Club Team President Ashley Abbruzzi prepares Baby, a thouroughbred horse, for practice Jan. 24. Abbruzzie has been riding with the club for four years. “My favorite thing about riding would be the companionship,” Abbruzzie said.

Two students dressed as Easter bunnies, who wished to remain anonymous, walked down Main Street April 21, knocking on doors and handing out candy. Earlier in the day, the pair had walked around campus, passing out more candy and Red Bull, even taking a quick pit stop to dance with a hip-hop dance class outside of the Charles V. Park Library.

Detroit resident Jude Zaharoff, 7, sits on the top of his fathers shoulders while marching Oct. 14 to Grand Circus Park in downtown Detroit.

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A-Senate issues vote of no confidence against CMU president, provost Staff Reports

The Academic Senate’s vote of no confidence against President George Ross and Provost Gary Shapiro at its final fall semester meeting had a mixed reception. “The Board remains confident in the leadership of Drs. Ross and Shapiro and their commitment to the academic, personal and professional success for our students,” said Central Michigan University Board of Trustees Chairwoman Sarah Opperman. “Likewise,

the board is firmly committed to the College of Medicine, which will improve access to care and increase the supply of physicians in under-served areas, with a specific focus on training physicians who will practice in central and northern Michigan.” Student senators Christopher Benison and Michelle Campbell, founders of the registered student organization Students for Faculty, presented the motion in the last 10 minutes of the A-Senate meeting;

it was approved in less than a minute by 52 percent. “Dr. Ross’s and Dr. Shapiro’s refusal to abide by the Academic Senate’s resolution on the CMED initiative is evidence of their disregard for the principles of shared governance at CMU,” stated the fourth point of the motion. During the presentation and discussion of the motion, Ross remained silent and Shapiro appeared to shake his head, chuckle and talk to surrounding senators. Both left immedi-


week to urge the Trustees to take the motion seriously. “We expect the CMU Board of Trustees to address this no confidence vote with the seriousness it deserves,” Benison said. “Once again, as student representatives of the Academic Senate, we will hold this board accountable for its response to this no confidence vote.” The Board of Trustees listened to the public comments, but did not respond directly. “There are certain roles as chair. One of those is not say-

ately following the vote. Student Government Association President Vince Cavataio did not support the motion. Later that week at the regular Board of Trustees meeting, all seven college deans also rejected the motion in a similar signed statement. “Any effort to undermine their leadership at CMU is detrimental to this institution,” said Charles Crespy, dean of the College of Business Administration. Campbell and Benison attended the board meeting that

ing something when you’d really like to. But that has been the policy,” Opperman said. “I will try to not directly respond to comments made other than to thank all of those that have.” Trustee Sam Kottamasu will be appointed as the Board’s chairman next year; Opperman will become a vice chair. “In 2012, we start with being productive and building trust,” Opperman said. “Let’s begin to heal as a university.”


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On May 1 President Barack Obama announced the death of Osama bin Laden, the man most directly responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. Before Obama even made the announcement in a latenight televised speech from the East Room of the White House, news and speculation spread through Twitter and other social networks. More than an hour before the speech, Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for the Office of Donald Rumsfeld, tweeted, “So I’m told by a reputable person they have killed Osama bin Laden. Hot Damn.” Social media continued to spread the news as Facebook exploded with posts about bin Laden’s death. According to, within hours of the news, a new Facebook page “Osama bin Laden is DEAD” was created. Informal student celebrations erupted throughout Mount Pleasant as the news spread; fireworks could be heard in the vicinity of Main Street student housing. Obama said bin Laden was killed in a firefight in Pakistan following intelligence indicating his location in the country. There were no civilian casualties and no Americans were harmed, Obama said. In addition to bin Laden,


General Manager Steve Cline, 24, of Lapeer sits in the middle of an empty Menna’s Joint restaurant lobby in Mount Pleasant as he watches President Barack Obama address the U.S. to inform the public of Osama bin Laden’s death on May 1.

three men were killed during the 40-minute raid, one believed to be his son and the other two his couriers. A woman was also killed when she was used as a shield by a male combatant, and two of others were wounded. The body of bin Laden was later buried at sea. The announcement of bin Laden’s death came nearly a decade after the 9/11 attacks where about 3,000 people were killed. Crowds gathered all across the United States in celebration of the demise of the wellknown terrorist, as chants of, “U.S.A! U.S.A!” and flagwaving took place outside the

White House, in Times Square and at the ground zero site. Obama said the U.S. was first informed of a possible lead on bin Laden’s whereabouts in August. Obama said the capture or killing of bin Laden has been the top priority of the U.S. since he received the intelligence that bin Laden was in Pakistan. The president said bin Laden’s death is the “most significant achievement to date in our effort to defeat al-Qaeda,” but cautioned that the terrorist organization would continue to pursue attacks against the U.S.


Two social fraternities suspended Staff Reports

The suspensions of Lambda Chi Alpha and Alpha Chi Rho during the fall semester left the Central Michigan University Greek community with nine social fraternities. Both suspensions were issued during the month of September, but the groups faced their suspensions for different reasons. Lambda Chi Alpha was suspended for four years for an incident involving alcohol with non-fraternity brothers at the fraternity’s chapter, which had been located at Deerfield Village Apartments, 3400 Deerfield Road. Alpha Chi Rho was suspended until the fall of 2014 for hazing allegations. Lambda Chi Alpha’s fate was determined by the all-Greek judicial board and Alpha Chi Rho’s hazing allegations were investigated and acted upon by their national chapter. Mount Pleasant senior Taylor Jackson, president of the Interfraternity Council, said he was sad to see the Greek community

shrink after the suspensions. However, Jackson emphasized the importance of the policies held by Greek Life. “It’s obviously a sad day any time our community gets smaller,” Jackson said. “It’s unfortunate for an organization and the alumni to lose all that history over the actions of a few members, but in order for fraternity life to grow, everyone needs to be held accountable to the same policies and standards.” IFC Vice President of Public Relations Shawn Qualls, a St. Clair Shores senior, emphasized the importance of each fraternity’s risk management policy. “Nobody expects a fraternity to be here one day and gone the next, let alone two,” Qualls said. “The safety of students is paramount in both of these cases.” Qualls said both groups will get an opportunity to recolonize after their suspensions are fulfilled. “Usually, (the fraternities) are suspended for four years which leaves enough time for the youngest members to gradu-

ate,” Qualls said. “It’s a temporary reorganization thing that has happened to a lot of fraternities.” Birmingham junior Chelsea Lord, an Alpha Chi Omega sister, said many of her sorority sisters were saddened by the suspensions. “A lot of my sisters were close with the Lambda Chis after we had them for Greek Week, so it was really disheartening,” Lord said. “I felt bad for them, but it raises awareness about how serious breaking one rule can be.” Lake Orion senior Jennifer McNairnie, Panhellenic Council vice president of communication, said she was sympathetic for the suspended fraternities, but knew the policies needed to be upheld. “It’s sad to see them go but unfortunately, it was something that had to happen,” McNairnie said. “Hopefully, it will strengthen the rest of the community and we can all learn from this.”

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Staff Reports

About 30,000 students throughout Michigan were rendered ineligible for food assistance by the Michigan Department of Human Services beginning in March 2011. Requirements to qualify for Michigan’s Bridge Card food assistance program changed, making it more difficult for college students to receive the benefits. After April 1, being a college student was no longer enough to qualify for the program. The change came after widespread criticism of potential abuse of the system by college students. “In order to qualify for food assistance, a student must be working at least 20 hours a week or have a child under the age of six,” said Mark Stevens, director of the Midland and Isabella County Department of Human Services. Previously, status as a college student could be a determining factor in the application for a Bridge Card. The decision, made by the state DHS, was predicted to affect up to 15,000 of the 25,923 college students statewide receiving food as-

in the thousands of closed cases. Michigan’s Bridge Card food assistance can provide up to $200 a month for recipients. Food assistance recipients who did not meet the requirements were cut off from receiving aid. Stevens said 4,000 food assistance cases in Isabella County had been closed from March to April, most of which were student cases. The Lansing State Journal reported Isabella County had the second-highest number of students on food assistance with 3,433, behind only Ingham County, which contains Michigan State University.

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Quran-burning Reverend Terry Jones speaks on campus Nov. 9 Staff Reports


Occupy protesters meet at Union Square in New York City on Nov. 17. The protesters also gathered in Zuccotti Park earlier in the day to protest during the two month anniversary of Occupy Wall Street.

Occupy Movement spreads from Wall Street to Preston Street Staff Reports

A wave of national protests started with Occupy Wall Street on Sept. 17, but quickly spread throughout the country. The New York event consisted of protests and marches against the financial system and corporate influence, with the event centered in Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park. The protests spread nationally and internationally to more than 70 major cities and 600 communities, including Lansing, Chicago, Denver, London and Rome. On Oct. 14 more than 1,000 began protesting at the Spirit of Detroit statue on Woodward Avenue. Michigan residents from all over the state carrying signs, flags and backpacks filled with camping gear marched down Woodward to Grand Circus Park where pro-

testers set up the occupation. For the first hours, the crowd chanted, “We are the 99 percent.” As night and rain fell, camping gear was pulled out. About 50 tents and makeshift shelters filled with donated supplies began popping up as protesters spent their first night in the park. Three people organized a small Occupy event for Mount Pleasant, hanging signs and protesting Nov. 28 in front of the Bovee University Center. The movement was brought to Mount Pleasant about a month and a half before their event, said Mount Pleasant resident and CMU alumna Mary Irvine. Occupy Mount Pleasant began with about 30 people initially, Irvine said. Irvine said what disturbed her most is to see the violence toward people that are

spreading a positive message. “Some people can’t handle our message and look away,” she said. “If they don’t support our message, I would ask them what their wages are, because those will most likely put them in the 99 percent.” Irvine said she would also ask people who oppose the movement if they are okay with corruption and the status quo. After almost two months of people camping and protesting, the New York Police Department gave protesters notice on Nov. 15 to leave Zuccotti Park because of allegedly unsanitary and hazardous conditions. An hour after notifying protesters, police in riot gear began removing people from the park, arresting around 200 people in the process.


Football attendance third worst ever this season at Kelly/Shorts stadium Staff Reports

NCAA guidelines require Division I football average attendance to be at 15,000 at least once every two years — the Central Michigan University football team was dangerously close to being under this year. CMU finished just barely over the threshold last year during a second-straight disappointing 3-9 season. It was the third-worst attendance mark Kelly/Shorts Stadium has ever seen with an average of 15,291 fans at the five home games. The final home game against Toledo brought in 12,741 fans. The game against Ohio the week before had even less people there. The student section and stadium appeared empty for numerous midweek games this season. The three home midweek games and having another losing season contributed to football’s poor attendance. By the time the Chippewas played their second home game, and first Saturday game they were already 1-3 and had lost to rival Western Michigan, making Mid-American Conference title hopes grim one game into conference play. Dan Enos’ second season as head coach ended much like his first with a 3-9 record. “We fell short of our goals and that’s going to hurt for a while,” said quarterback Ryan Radcliff. Athletic Director Dave Heeke announced he has no plans on removing Enos of his duties after two tough seasons. “I just fully support Dan and his vision for the program,” he said. “We’re in a process. You just can’t look at it as these mini slices in time. We’re in a process of trying to build a program. “It will be easier to get people at games with Michigan State University, Navy and Western Michigan University coming to Mount Pleasant next season.”

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Few CMU football fans remain late in the third quarter during CMU’s game against Ohio on Nov. 11 at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.

He said he has no worries of making attendance next year. He anticipates a few games with huge attendances with a big schedule. “I have every expectation that we’ll make that,” Heeke said. “I have no doubt we meet 15,000 next year.” Heeke went on to say he expects four games next year to be near or at full capacity; the three games

listed above as well as the Homecoming matchup. Enos is expecting a better product on the field too. “I really like the junior class and I think it’s a solid class of leaders and good players,” he said. “When you inject these young guys and bring in another recruiting class, I really like our football team.”

While Rev. Terry Jones is best known for his controversial burning of a Quran, he also served as an example of free speech to Central Michigan University students Nov. 9. Invited by Associate Professor of Journalism Tim Boudreau, Jones spoke to Boudreau’s JRN 102: Introduction to Journalism and JRN 404: Law of Mass Communication classes in auditoriums in Pearce and Anspach halls. Boudreau said he brings in a controversial speaker every year to illustrate how offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment. Jones, Reverend of Dove World Outreach Center, sparked mass protests after he pledged to burn about 200 Qurans on the 2010 anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks as part of his “International Burn a Quran Day.” Jones made no apologies and told students to observe how freedom of speech exists only for mainstream opinions. “Even if you do not like it, it needs to be tolerated,” he said. “It needs to be thought about without fear.” Jones said there is currently a $2.4 million assassination contract on his life. After receiving hundreds of death threats, mass protest and objection from both Christian and Islamic groups, and even personal requests from President Barack Obama and General David Petraeus, Jones agreed to cancel the 2010 burning, giving his word they would never burn a Quran. Jones broke his word on March 20 when he presided as the judge in a mock trial of the Quran at his church. The events were part of Jones’ “International Judge the Quran Day.” After a jury with no Muslim members found the book guilty, an assistant pastor burned the book in the sanctuary. Jones said he had not planned to burn the Quran, but he changed his mind. “I lied,” Jones said. “It was not on purpose, but I lied.” The mock trial was streamed live online and resulted in international outrage, including mob protests in Afghanistan in which about 30 people were killed and about 150 more injured. President Obama heavily criticized both the burning and the violent protestors. Jones said he believes President Obama is a Muslim who was not born in the United States. Rochester Hills junior Kelsey Houghtlin said she was glad Boudreau brought someone to campus with an interesting perspective. Although Houghtlin, who attends His House Christian Fellowship, 211 W. Broomfield St., said she does not agree with Jones’ actions, she does believe he has the legal right to protest and burn the books. “I think he has the free-


Florida Rev. Terry Jones speaks to Associate Professor of Journalism Timothy Boudreau’s JRN 404: Law of Mass Communication class on Nov. 9 in Pearce 127 on the campus of Central Michigan University. Jones expressed his reasoning behind the Quran burning along with his goal to expose the elements of Islam as dangerous and radical. “It could not be proven that the writings were peaceful and it was burned,” Jones said. “It doesn’t bleed, breathe or reproduce, it’s just a book.”

dom of speech to do it, but I don’t think he’s right,” she said. “It doesn’t demonstrate Christian beliefs.” Jones has filed to run as an independent for president in the 2012 U.S. election. His campaign, Stand

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