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12:44 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kalamazoo walks for clean water overseas

Water purifier in El Salvador in 2002
Credit Clean Water for the World

Americans turn the tap and expect to get nothing but clean water. That’s a luxury many people in other countries don’t have. But organizers of the annual “Walk for Water” at Western Michigan University hope to change that one village at a time. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 3 p.m. It starts and ends at the plaza near Western’s Miller Auditorium. 

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WMU part-time instructors
12:28 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

WMU Trustees schedule vote on contract with part-time instructors

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Western Michigan University trustees have called a special meeting for next week to consider a new three year contact with the union representing the university's part-time instructors. 

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WMU men's basketball
9:23 am
Thu March 14, 2013

WMU men's basketball team opens play in MAC tournament Thursday night

Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Western Michigan will play Eastern Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament Thursday night. WMUK's Gordon Evans spoke with Mlive Kalamazoo reporter Scott DeCamp

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SW Michigan
3:41 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill advances

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A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

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Urban poverty
8:56 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

WMU speaker discusses urban poverty and race

Renaissance Center in Detroit
Credit River North Photography / iStrock Photo

A scholar well-known for his work on poverty, race and inequality will speak on Friday at Western Michigan University. William Julius Wilson teaches in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He’s also the author of several books on the issues of urban poverty and race. 

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