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Belt Loops: Ball State, Bowling Green involved in two different international art theft scandals

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MAC stories you didn't know were out there.

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After significant backlash, the University of Akron decided not to implement a $50 per credit hour "upper level program fee" that would've applied to juniors and seniors.

A 1,000 year old bronze sculpture sold to Ball State University in 2005 is at the center of an international theft investigation.

As bizarre as that story is, there are actually two MAC schools embroiled in an art controversy. Bowling Green has a piece of stolen art on campus. Bowling Green knows it's stolen. Turkey knows it's stolen. The FBI knows it's stolen. #FalconFast

The University at Buffalo received an $800,000 grant from the Navy to work on the development of narrow "nanoribbons" of the carbon-based material graphene. The Navy is seeking alternatives to conventional power control systems.

Central Michigan University has denied allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation related to a journalism faculty member's medical leave.

Eastern Michigan University has postponed former president Susan Martin's paid leave while she serves as interim president at San Jose State University.

Josh Whalen, a junior at Kent State, will play on the Ontario team at the interprovincial golf competition at the Canadian Amateur next month in Toronto.

Miami football lost a legend on Friday with the passing of Bill Arnsparger. Arnsparger spent 39 years coaching on the collegiate and professional level.

Northern Illinois University lost an endangered turtle.

Nearly four months after encouraging administrators at Ohio University to "play the race card" if students and faculty criticize an agreement to purchase a new presidential residence, Steven Schoonover, a top OU donor, has apologized for his statements.

Beginning in the fall the University of Toledo will begin offering a degree in disability studies as a program offered exclusively on campus.

The aviation program at Western Michigan University will be part of a nine state tuition reciprocity program starting in 2016-17. This will make enrollment in the college more accessible to nonresident students from across the Midwest.