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Central Michigan University celebrates Earth Week


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Students at Central Michigan University have raised the environmental bar in celebration of Earth Day. Read more

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Child care center for special needs to open in Saginaw

file000649075760A child care center geared towards special needs children is hosting a community information night April 22nd in Saginaw. Read more

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Holocaust Memorial makes summer stop at Central


Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the “mentally and morally subnormal.” Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany’s “national regeneration” provided motivation for their research.–Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

Dr. Otmar von Verschuer examines twins at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. As the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute’s Department for Human Heredity, Verschuer, a physician and geneticist, examined hundreds of pairs of twins to study whether criminality, feeble-mindedness, tuberculosis, and cancer were inheritable. In 1927, he recommended the forced sterilization of the “mentally and morally subnormal.” Verschuer typified those academics whose interest in Germany’s “national regeneration” provided motivation for their research.–Archiv zur Geschichte der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin-Dahlem

There are many memorials dedicated to remembering the Holocaust. Read more

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Grant money heads to City of Gaylord

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New job opportunities are in store for residents in Gaylord. Read more

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Central students study Zombies in new class


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This semester some students at Central Michigan University are taking a class with some real “meat on the bones”. Read more

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Coalition pushes for marijuana decriminalization

With marijuana reforms sweeping the nation, several cities in the state of Michigan may soon be seeing some changes as well. Read more

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Transportation Infrastructure meeting leaves members hopeful

MABA logo BrownMichigan roads may see less agricultural traffic if transportation infrastructure plans continue to move forward. Read more

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CMU students help to preserve shipwreck artifacts

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Central Michigan University students ventured north as volunteers this weekend at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

They spent their weekend in Alpena through the University’s Alternative Breaks program.

Students from various fields and majors gained hands-on experience working with shipwreck artifacts that help tell the tale of our region’s history.

Stephanie Gandulla is media and outreach coordinator for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

She said, “With those shipwrecks there are literally thousands of artifacts that are collected here at the sanctuary. So there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining such an important collection. You’ve got to clean the artifacts, and perpetually really preserve them and conserve them. And then we also put them on display in our visitor’s centers. The CMU students are going to play a role in all of those aspects of artifact conservation and preservation.”

Gandulla said the students will also partake in an underwater robot build.

She said the team building exercise is meant to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematic principles.

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Health officials reflect on deadly flu season


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With the flu season coming to an end, doctors and health department officials are saying they saw an increase in influenza H1N1 hospitalizations. Read more

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CMU commits to increasing Study Abroad participation

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Central Michigan University students will soon have more opportunities to travel the world. Read more

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