Category Archives: Central Michigan University

Former CMU professor arrested on child porn charges, full court docs

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A former Central Michigan University journalism professor was arrested Thursday on child pornography charges. On Friday, federal officials released details on the charges against Mark Ranzenberger.

Ranzenberger was arrested May 19 on charges of possessing child pornography. Investigators say they discovered more than a thousand sexually explicit images of girls under the age of 12 on Ranzenberger’s work computer. Continue reading

A group of CMU students are planning to travel more than 7,000 miles this week to gain experience in international journalism

Lmm6Y8zg_400x400Three CMU journalism students will be traveling to Beijing, China to intern at the China Daily- the largest English language newspaper in the country.
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Central Michigan University speaker recalls a long path to storytelling

gayle-rossRenown storyteller Gayle Ross will speak on the campus of CMU about historic efforts of Native Americans to receive fair treatment, from George Washington to George W.

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Central Michigan University hosts Buddhist nun

Venerable-Chodron-04-397x600This week Central Michigan University was visited by a buddhist nun, Venerable Thubten Chodron. She’s among the first generation of nuns from the Tibetan Buddhist tradition and has started a Buddhist abbey in Washington State.

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CMU discussion to focus on student activism and leadership

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Student activism and leadership are the focus of a discussion at Central Michigan University Tuesday night.

It’s part of CMU’s Speak Up Speak Out series. Seven students will sit on the panel, discussing topics ranging from voting to sexual assault to protests on college campuses. Continue reading

Central Michigan University hosts debate on Emergency Financial Manager Law

file0001605429169Central Michigan University hosted supporters and detractors of Michigan’s Emergency Financial Manager Law to talk about whether the controversial law has a place in the state.

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Local woman says God told her to knit scarves for the homeless

IMG_7603At CMU Broadcasting we don’t always get to see the affect our coverage has on listeners. But with our recent homelessness project, we did. A listener from Atlanta, Michigan reached out to us about donating scarves to people who are homeless after seeing our coverage on the Storied Streets homelessness project.

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CMU brewing class puts their first beer on tap

Central-Michigan-University-seal.svgIt’s quiet today in the brewery of Hunter’s Ale House. I showed up in-between brew sessions, and before the restaurant opens.

The professor of CMU’s Fermentation Science program, Dr. Cordell Demattei, met me at the facility.
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CMU forum to discuss “Racism, Police, Communities”

1528_10208709380595338_8662011936619192713_nCentral Michigan University’s Speak Up Speak Out discussion series returns to campus this week. The topic is one sure to elicit strong emotions: “Racism, Police, Communities.”

Mike Horace sat down with the forum’s organizer, Dr. Liz Bradshaw of CMU’s sociology department, and student panelist Donovan Watts, to learn more. Continue reading

First step: creating cures from worms

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

Dr. Xantha Karp, examining her nematodes.

More than a quarter million dollars in grant money from the National Institutes of Health was recently awarded to a microbiologist from CMU in order to bolster a certain type of stem cell research.

Dr. Xantha Karp is a CMU professor, and the lead microbiologist on this stem cell research project.
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Television broadcasters could cease operations in exchange for millions of dollars

CMU Public Broadcasting's broadcast tower in Mt. Pleasant.

CMU Public Broadcasting’s transmitter tower in Mt. Pleasant.

Beginning sometime next year, you may have to find your favorite over the air TV station on a different channel.

The Federal Communications Commission is holding an auction this spring to sell bandwidth on the TV spectrum to cell phone companies. Continue reading

The Muslim Student Association reacts to Donald Trump’s comments and the overall climate for Muslims in America

 

file000779805174For many Muslims in the United States, these are rather uncertain times… especially given the heated rhetoric coming out of the presidential race.

Ben Thorp recently sat down with three members of Central Michigan University’s Muslim Student Association to get their reaction to some of the comments made by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump… and in particular, his comments on ‘banning Muslims’ from entering the United States.

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The Mitten Connection aims to give back to CMU & Michigan communities

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While most people get into the spirit of giving during the holidays — some Central Michigan University students have been in the giving spirit the whole year.

The non-profit Mitten Connection was created by two CMU students earlier this year. Continue reading

A new vehicle for fun

The Truck and students.

The Truck and students.

This Summer Central Michigan University is rolling out a new program aimed at getting children more active.

The program is called ‘Play on the Way’ and through it, CMU will send out a truck and trailer fully equipped with everything kids need to have fun outdoors.
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