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8:54 am
Wed April 3, 2013

K College gets first female board chairperson

Charlotte Hall and Don Parfet
Credit Kalamazoo College

Newspaper editor Charlotte Hall will become the first woman to head Kalamazoo College's Board of Trustees. Hall will take over from current board chairman Don Parfet in June.

Hall was an editor at several newspapers, including the Orlando Sentinel. She's also the chairwoman of the American Society of News Editors and is a visiting professor of journalism and Washington and Lee University.

Hall graduated from K College in 1966. She says her top priorities include enlarging the college's financial base and attracting more students.

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WMUK News
2:28 pm
Tue April 2, 2013

WMU, Cooley Law School discuss alliance

WMU seal on the Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Officials at Western Michigan University say they’re considering a formal alliance the Thomas M. Cooley Law School. They say the boards of both schools are now involved in talks that started three years.

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WMUK News
1:42 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

EPA Allied Paper landfill plan faces opposition

Warning signs outside the Allied Paper landfill
Credit WMUK

City officials, environmentalists, and many residents aren’t happy about a federal proposal for Kalamazoo’s Allied Paper landfill. In March, officials from the Environmental Protection Agency briefed city commissioners on a proposal to leave highly toxic PCB contamination at the Superfund site. The city and the Kalamazoo River Cleanup Coalition want all of the material removed.

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Culture & Music
11:33 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Indian improvised music still fresh at more than 2,000 years old

Prapancham Sitaram
Credit The Hindu

Kalamazoo College student Kiran Vangipuram started drumming on the mridangam after he saw an Indian Carnatic concert when he was little. What drew that 8-year-old to a roughly 2,000 year old art form? The crazy fast beats of course.

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WMUK News
8:02 am
Mon April 1, 2013

Pro baseball may return to Kalamazoo

Battle Creek Bombers game in 2011
Credit Battle Creek Bombers

The smell of roasted peanuts, sizzling brats grilling, and the sounds of baseball could be coming back to Kalamazoo. There won’t be professional baseball in the city this season. But a new chapter in Kalamazoo’s baseball history could begin in 2014.

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