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Stateside: Students and colleges rethink campus life; new novel highlights Ferndale’s quirkiness

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Central Michigan University President Bob Davies says this might be a moment to deal with outstanding issues in higher education.

Today on Stateside, we’ll talk to a graduating high school senior about what’s on her mind as she prepares for a freshman year at college that looks very different than what she expected. Plus, we’ll hear from author Michael Zadoorian about his new novel and the death of the book tour. 

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More remote learning, fewer large lectures: CMU president talks about what campus will look like this fall 

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Stateside’s conversation with Bob Davies

  • Bob Davies is the president of Central Michigan University.

What it’s like to plan for freshman year of college amid coronavirus uncertainty

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Stateside’s conversation with TJ Bucholz and Grace Bucholz

  • TJ Bucholz is father to one current Michigan State University student and one graduating high school senior. He's also  president of Vanguard Public Affairs in Lansing.
  • Grace Bucholz is a high school senior graduating from Grand Ledge High School. She recently committed to going to Central Michigan University.

Author Michael Zadoorian uses funky hometown of Ferndale as the backdrop of his latest novel

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Stateside’s conversation with Michael Zadoorian

  • Michael Zadoorian is a novelist and author of The Leisure Seeker and Beautiful Music.
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