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1:41 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

WMU Midwest Games a touch of home for Malaysian students

Midwest Games opening ceremony at WMU's Kanley Track
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University hosted the Malaysian Midwest Games over the Memorial Day weekend. The event featured a broad range of Olympic-style athletic competitions for students from Malaysia studying at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada.

If you stood in the right spot inside Western’s Student Recreation Center during the games you would have seen Malaysian students competing in table tennis, basketball and netball, all at the same time. They were just three of the sports featured in what participants call simply the “Midwest Games”.

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WMU tuition
1:26 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

WMU board approves tuition increase of 3.57% for fall

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  • Western Michigan University President John Dunn on tuition
  • WMU President John Dunn and Vice President for Business and Finance Jan Van Der Kley on the university budget

Western Michigan University students will pay higher tuition rates this fall. 

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WMU tuition
6:33 am
Wed June 12, 2013

WMU board to set tuition rates Wednesday

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Western Michigan University's Board of Trustees will set tuition during their regular meeting on Wednesday. 

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Conservatives upset with Snyder
11:04 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Tea party activists say they'll withhold support from Snyder's re-election bid

Governor Snyder - file photo
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Interview with John Lindstrom

    

Several tea-party activists in Michigan are urging conservatives to sit out Governor Snyder's bid for re-election next year.  Updated with Gongwer News Service Publisher John Lindstrom

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Music
8:44 pm
Mon June 10, 2013

The Yanks: A spontaneous combustion of Irish music

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The brand new band The Yanks features four young American soloists in Irish music. They're making a stop in Kalamazoo on their first midwest tour Sunday, June 16th at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. The show starts at 3:00 p.m. in the Cooper's Glen Auditorium. From the very beginning, the band has relied on its spontaneity as well as mastery of fiddle, pipes and flute, accordion and guitar.

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