CMU group reveals the hidden cost of public information

The CMU chapter of Society of Professional Journalists unveiled the hidden cost of obtaining public information at a presentation and panel discussion for their state-wide Freedom of Information Act audit Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Arielle Hines, the president of SPJ and the editor of CMU Insider, spearheaded the audit with the help of several SPJ … More CMU group reveals the hidden cost of public information

CMU plans to increase budget for diversity programming

Central Michigan University is planning on significantly increasing the Office of Institutional Diversity’s programming budget after years of it being relatively stagnant. Provost Michael Gealt recently approved a $75,000 increase to the Institutional Diversity programming budget next year according to Carolyn Dunn, the associate vice president of the Office of Institutional Diversity at CMU. Dunn … More CMU plans to increase budget for diversity programming

Commentary: Sorry Bernie – Economists are not shills because they disagree with your nonsense

Nearly five months ago, I wrote an economic analysis of Bernie Sanders’s political platform. I examined the views posted on his official campaign website and how they compared/contrasted with economic consensus. I did my best to be objective and even brought attention to his good policies (such as the carbon tax he would like to … More Commentary: Sorry Bernie – Economists are not shills because they disagree with your nonsense

Takeaways from the Inaugural State of the Student Body Address

Over 200 Central Michigan University students, faculty, and administrators, along with local officials, filled the seats of the Powers Ballroom tonight for the inaugural State of the Student Body Address from the Student Government Association. SGA President Chuck Mahone said before tonight the goal of the event was to, “make sure students are involved and … More Takeaways from the Inaugural State of the Student Body Address

CMU SPJ to host panel on cost of FOIA requests

Central Michigan University’s chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will be hosting a panel to discuss a report they will be releasing exposing the costs and inconsistent standards of Freedom Of Information Act requests from public universities across Michigan on March 16. The panel will explain the responses from each university concerning FOIA requests and … More CMU SPJ to host panel on cost of FOIA requests

Opinion: Four things I hope are mentioned in the State of the Student Body Address

Student Government Association President Chuck Mahone will be giving the first State of Student Body Address Monday from 7 to 9 pm, in the Powers Ballroom. I think it’s a great idea. Frankly, it is a little surprising an SGA president has never thought to do this before, but that’s beside the point. It’s an opportunity … More Opinion: Four things I hope are mentioned in the State of the Student Body Address

Analysis: An Economic Perspective of Donald Trump

In this edition of CMU Insider’s series of evaluating the economic policies of presidential candidates and examining how they contrast with the consensus of economists, I have Donald Trump in my sights. As was true previously,  I am focusing on economic policy alone because it is my field of study and therefore I feel I am less likely … More Analysis: An Economic Perspective of Donald Trump