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WMUK News
9:33 am
Sun May 12, 2013

K College announces Global Prize winners

Global Prize winners on stage SAturday
Credit Kalamazoo College

In a surprise finish Saturday, three organizations won Global Collaborative Social Justice Leadership awards from Kalamazoo College. The College's Arcus Center had originally planned to give one $25,000 global prize, plus a $5,000 regional award. But jurors considering the entries asked that the college award three $10,000 global prizes. One went to the Dalia Association that helps Palestinians create their own businesses through "micro loans", raising the money within their communities.

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Downtown Kalamazoo
6:40 am
Fri May 10, 2013

Who is living in downtown Kalamazoo?

The mall in downtown Kalamazoo
Credit WMUK

Interview with Al Jones

This week MLive Kalamazoo has taken a look at living in downtown Kalamazoo. Their series has examined the growth in people living downtown and some of the things that have lured them.

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2014 election
10:18 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Schauer campaign for governor looks more likely

Mark Schauer - file photo
Credit The Associated Press

Interview with Zach Gorchow

Update: Congressman Bart Stupak has endorsed Schauer for governor (MLive story)

This week has brought more indications that former Congressman Mark Schauer of Battle Creek will soon launch a campaign for Governor of Michigan. 

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WMUK News
7:41 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Who will win the Collaborative Social Justice Awards?

Architectural drawing of the planned Arcus Center building
Credit Kalamazoo College

Two organizations will take home new awards from the Arcus Center at Kalamazoo College on Saturday, May 11th. It is the first time the center will hand out its Global Prize for Collaborative Social Justice Leadership worth $25,000 as well as a $5,000 regional prize. Eighteen finalists are vying for the awards. The jurors for the competition include nationally known activist and academic Angela Davis.

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WMUK News
12:00 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Getting bikes and cars to co-exist

Criterium bicycle race at WMU's BTR Park
Credit WMU University Relations

When bikes and cars mix on the road it can be a tense situation for everyone. Helping two- and four-wheeled traffic co-exist is a major theme of the second annual Kalamazoo Bike Week. It starts Thursday, May 9th, with a “Community Forum on Cycling”. Bike Week Co-Chairman David Warwick says he hopes it attracts motorists as well as bicyclists. The forum starts at 6 p.m. in the Lawrence Education Center at Borgess Medical Center, 1521 Gull Road, in Kalamazoo.

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