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
Researchers are hoping to show that light made by creatures at the bottom of the ocean can help the human brain. It appears the light can turn off overactive neurons and turn on new neural pathways.
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
The professor of CMU’s Fermentation Science program, Dr. Cordell Demattei, met me at the facility.
Recently students at Central Michigan University were published in a 22 article journal focused on changes to Lake Michigan and its effect on the Great Lakes system.
Public schools are trying to decide how best to follow a new law signed by Governor Snyder earlier this month. The measure restricts how public entities can talk about upcoming ballot proposals and millages.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Police are asking for the public’s help in their investigation into a fatal hit and run this past weekend near Central Michigan University.
Investigators say a group of CMU students were walking on the side of Crawford Road near the south end of CMU’s campus. Friends say they were walking back to the dorms.
Freshmen, Ryan Tsatos was struck by a vehicle. Police say he died on the scene.
The vehicle is described as a dark-colored four door sedan with passenger side damage.
Sergeant Kim Vetter is with the Michigan State Police.
“We are looking for information about the driver in the vehicle that was involved in the crash, and encourage anybody who has information to call the post at 989-773-5951.”
Published reports say Tsatos’s brother died this past July in a car crash near the family’s hometown in Macomb Township.
A Go-Fund-Me account established to raise money for funeral expenses has received donations three-times the requested amount, and is now at $32,000. Follow this link to visit the Go-Fund-Me page.
Central Michigan University has received a five-million dollar grant to help expand STEM programs.
The donation from the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation will help create more science, technology, engineering and math programs, also known as STEM, for children ages 10 to 15. Continue reading
The DNR has asked for help from Michigan anglers in recording tagged fish and their locations on Lake Michigan.
Cigarettes seem to be losing popularity among college students, while marijuana is gaining popularity.
That’s according to a study done by the University of Michigan.
The study says six percent of full-time college students used marijuana at least twenty times in a thirty day period. Making them daily, or near-daily users. Continue reading
Central Michigan University is reporting that attendance was up roughly 20 percent this summer for the school’s annual “College Days” events.
Don Uzarski is director of CMU’s Great Lakes Research Institute, and my captain when I went for a lesson on the water. Continue reading
In an interesting twist on a photography class, a CMU art professor left for Beaver Island with 15 honors students and a five day lesson plan.
The students were asked to explain the narrative of day-to-day life on Beaver Island, using nothing but pictures they took on their smartphones. Continue reading
The minimum wage could drop for workers under 20 years of age, under a proposal in Lansing.
The bill states that the minimum wage for workers under 20 would be reduced to $7.25 an hour. Employees could get paid as little as $6.25 an hour for training. Continue reading
Democratic U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow delivered the keynote address at today’s “Great Lakes Science in Action” symposium at Central Michigan University.
CMU has been awarded nearly $400,000 to expand its work on controlling invasive species in Michigan, which was the second highest grant amount received among 19 other organizations.
According to the DNR, the grant aims to evaluate and expand management tools for invasive species in the Great Lakes.