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2:54 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WMU Room and Board Costs to Rise

WMU Vice President for Student Affairs addresses the Board of Trustees.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Students at Western Michigan University will pay just under three percent more in the next academic year than this one for room and board. WMU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2.95 percent increase for academic year 2014-2015 at their regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.

In a document included with the meeting packet, the board described the rise in cost as necessary to keep up with the university’s “operational” expenses, as well as “building infrastructure needs, debt service, student and University support, and competitiveness with other Universities.”

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WMUK News
12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run
Credit WMU ROTC

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.

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2014 Election
7:46 am
Thu April 3, 2014

Schauer Picks Oakland County Clerk as Running Mate

Mark Schauer- file photo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Gongwer News Service Editor Zach Gorchow

    

Democrat Mark Schauer has selected Lisa Brown to run for Lieutenant Governor. 

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WMUK News
5:56 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Fruit Growers Continue to Battle Invasive Fly

Isaacs holds a tube of spotted wing drosophila at the extension's Fennville research center.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

WMUK's Sehvilla Mann reports on efforts to minimize SWD damage.

Most people have seen an overripe peach or banana succumb to fruit flies. It's annoying to find the little winged bugs buzzing around your fruit bowl.

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WMUK News
11:57 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Oil-for-Carbon Bills Signed

State Rep. Aric Nesbitt speaks during the bill signing ceremony at WMU's Geological Repository.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

State Representative Aric Nesbitt says new laws on oil drilling will benefit Michigan’s economy and its environment. That’s because they promote carbon sequestration as a way to squeeze oil from underused wells.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed House Bills 4885, 5254, 5255 and 5274 at the Western Michigan University Geological Repository Tuesday morning.

Operators pump carbon dioixde gas down a well to force oil to rise to the surface. The gas is meant to stay underground indefinitely, out of the atmosphere where it would contribute to the greenhouse effect.

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