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WMUK News
4:40 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Making sustainability a habit

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

A Western Michigan University graduate student is working on a project she hopes will dramatize the costs of not saving energy. The project was one focus of National Campus Sustainability Day events at Western on Wednesday (Oct. 23).

Western Michigan University officials say it has been working on ways to cut energy use for nearly two decades even has the number of buildings on campus grew. And Western President John Dunn says those efforts have paid off:

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We Are One
7:31 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

WestSouthwest: Battle Creek Enquirer e-book examines race and diversity in Battle Creek

Cover of "We Are One"
Credit Battle Creek Enquirer

Interview with Justin Hinkley and J.R. Reynolds

Battle Creek Enquirer reporter Justin Hinkley opens We Are One with a story about his fourth grade class at Post Elementary School. 

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Power outage
6:42 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Power outages Tuesday in Kalamazoo

File photo
Credit WMUK

Update October 22nd 7:40a.m. the outage map shows no existing outages in Kalamazoo. Power has apparently been restored. 

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Kellogg Foundation
7:17 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Kellogg Foundation hires new CEO, promotes from within

LaJune Montgomery Tabron
Credit W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation says executive vice president and treasurer LaJune Montgomery Tabron will become CEO next year. 

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Poetry
6:54 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Poet, former Chilean activist releases new book

Poet Mariela Griffor

Poet Mariela Griffor grew up in Chile where she became a political activist against the military dictatorship led by General Augusto Pinochet in the 1970s and 80s. Now Griffor lives with her family near Detroit where she serves as the Michigan Consul to Chile.

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