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WMUK News
5:13 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

WMU "State of the University" address

WMU President John Dunn
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University has accomplished much over the last year. But President John Dunn says it needs to do more in the future. Dunn delivered the "State of the University" address Friday, October 4th, during the university's annual Academic Convocation in the Dalton Center Recital Hall.

The full text of the address is available at the university's web page. Here are some highlights:

The State of the University

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Low income housing
8:49 am
Thu October 3, 2013

National housing advocate in Kalamazoo

Home in Atlantic City, New Jersey - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Sheila Crowley

    

The President of the National Low Income Housing Coalition hopes for a quick end to the shutdown of the federal government. 

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WMUK News
4:18 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

ISAAC "Issues Convocation" stays the course

Signs at the 2012 ISAAC Issues Convocation
Credit Amy Peterson / ISAAC

The Kalamazoo community organizing group ISAAC will hold one of its regular issues convocations Tuesday, October 3rd. But this time there’s a twist: the Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community usually asks the community for input on the issues it should address. But this time the group says it doesn’t plan any changes in the agenda set at the last meeting in early 2012.

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WMUK News
6:55 am
Tue October 1, 2013

Assistant Battle Creek city manager picked as new Kalamazoo City Manager

Kalamazoo City Hall - file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Emily Monacelli

Kalamazoo City Commissioners have unanimously voted to offer the city manager's job to Assistant Battle Creek City Manager Jim Ritsema. 

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WMUK News
2:09 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Speaking out for banned books

Volunteer reader at the 2012 KPL "Banned Book Read-Out"
Credit Kalamazoo Public Library

It may be a backhanded compliment to the importance of the old fashioned book that so many are still challenged or banned each year. The American Library Association says there were 464 reports of book censorship last year. The ALA’s Office for Intellectual Freedom says the top ten most banned or challenged books in 2012 included the Captain Underpants series by Dav Pilkey; E.L. James’ steamy Fifty Shades of Grey; The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni; and Toni Morrison’s Beloved.

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