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WMUK News
7:54 am
Wed August 28, 2013

WMU a "Best Bang for the Buck" school

"Reading Professor" statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
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Washington Monthly magazine says Western Michigan University is among U-S universities that give students the "Best Bang for the Buck". The magazine put WMU in 46th place this year. The rankings are made based on the monthly's estimate of a school's contribution to the "public good" and the value students get compared to the money they pay.

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WMUK News
7:27 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Michigan Senate passes Medicaid expansion

Gov. Rick Snyder, center, joins Detroit hospital officials on July 1, 2013, to discuss the Healthy Michigan plan.
Credit Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

The State Senate narrowly approved expansion of Medicaid coverage Tuesday. The Gongwer News Service says the final vote of 20-to-18 followed a one-vote rejection of the plan earlier in the day.

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WMUK News
10:19 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Kalamazoo MLK March event targets military spending

The U.S. Navy tests a X47B drone aircraft in July 2013
Credit Steve Helber / AP Photo

The weekend of August 24-25 marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior’s “March on Washington” where he delivered his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. A vigil and march planned on Sunday in Kalamazoo to commemorate the event takes aim at the nation’s military spending. It’s organized by the group Kalamazoo Non-Violent Opponents of War as part of a week-long series of events during Occupy (Inter)National in Kalamazoo.

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WMUK News
12:08 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Reading Together about the food we eat

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Two books on food and farming will be the focus of the annual “Reading Together” program in Kalamazoo next year. The Kalamazoo Public Library has picked The American Way of Eating by Tracie McMillan and Novella Carpenter’s book 

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WMUK News
10:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Do schools face a digital revolution?

School bell at the Pioneer Farmstead at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Hanna City, Illinois
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The “digital revolution” has swept over retailers, the media, and the entertainment industry. Katherine Prince says schools are next. She’s the senior director of the Foresight project at nonprofit KnowledgeWorks foundation based in Cincinnati.

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