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Match Day 2017

CMU news clicks with readers

Year’s big stories included medical school, flood recovery and two sets of triplets

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

​One way to know what news is important to the Central Michigan University community is to track how many people read it.

More than 250 stories and news items appeared on the CMU News website in 2017, and that doesn't even include videos and photo galleries the university posted on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram or other channels.


CMU medical students Alyssa Stoner and Matt Schloop celebrate their Match Day residency placement. Match Day was one of the most-read CMU News stories of 2017.  

Here's a recap of some of the biggest stories of the year from CMU News. Collectively, people viewed these 12 posts more than 60,000 times.

All CMU med students secure residencies

At the College of Medicine's first-ever Match Day in March, all 62 members of CMU's first class of doctors-to-be obtained residency placements, nearly half of them to programs in Michigan.


Posthumous degree honors Jack Furnari

Furnari, a CMU medical student, lost his battle with cancer in December 2016, but he attained his goal: His family accepted a medical degree on his behalf at commencement May 7.

Rosses endow scholarships with $1 million

President George E. and Elizabeth Ross announced a $1 million gift endowing three scholarships to benefit vocal music, accounting and medical school students.

When drinking too much water can be deadly

Several high school athletes died after drinking large quantities of fluids to prevent muscle cramping, so CMU researchers and others took a closer look to determine fluid and diet recommendations for athletes.

CMU: The triplets' choice, times two

Lily, Rose and Sophie Tibbott — identical triplets from Morris, Illinois — knew they had found their home at CMU from the moment they stepped on campus. Full-ride scholarships sealed the deal. Meanwhile, co-valedictorians Katelyn, Cole and Case Trevino, from Bath, Michigan, also enrolled in CMU, joining their older sister, Kwyn.

Time to fawn over new, improved Grawn

Built 102 years ago, Grawn Hall reopened in the fall after a 17-month, $10.8 million addition and renovation that revamped 16,200 square feet of existing space, added 6,600 square feet and woke up its "tired" classrooms to modern purposes and possibilities.

Historic June flood recedes into memory

Intense rain and flooding in June closed campus for a day and affected 49 buildings and infrastructure. But when students started classes two months later, they saw few signs of the natural disaster.

New strategic plan targets student success

The Advancing Excellence strategic plan approved by the Board of Trustees outlines three imperatives: nurturing student success, fostering scholarly activity, and strengthening partnerships in Michigan and beyond.

Put your best face forward

Art and design professor Al Wildey is calling on you to email a selfie to by Friday, Dec. 22, for inclusion in a collective work of CMU art.

First CMU med school class makes history

The first class of the College of Medicine officially became doctors at commencement in May, leaving not only with medical degrees but with a spirit of family and philosophy of serving the underserved.

In-demand health programs to expand

The university showed preliminary plans for the new $26 million Center for Integrated Health Studies, which will allow sought-after health care programs to expand.

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