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Environment
2:19 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

WMU recognized for "green" campus projects

WMU's Buster Bronco shows his support for

For the third year in a row, Western Michigan University has been named one of America’s most environmentally responsible universities. The Princeton review and the U.S. Green Building Council point to the purchase of five Ford Transit Connect electric vehicles and fifteen new charging stations attached to a massive solar panel as just a few of the university’s successes.

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Gun debate
10:17 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Albion College Professor on the politics of gun control

Scott Melzer
Credit Albion College

 Last week’s shooting at a school in Connecticut has raised the issue of new laws regulating guns. But Albion College Sociology Professor Scott Melzer says don’t expect any meaningful action to come of it. 

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Agent Orange Book
12:40 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

WMU Professor explores history of Agent Orange

A new book by a Western Michigan University Professor delves into the history of using Agent Orange in the Vietnam War. History Professor Ed Martini also deals with the aftermath of the herbicide in his book Agent Orange: History, Science and the Politics of Uncertainty

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Kalamazoo City Budget
12:06 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell says state's funding of cities needs to change

Bobby Hopewell - file photo

The city of Kalamazoo has a public hearing scheduled for Monday December 17th regarding the budget for fiscal year 2013. The city’s schedule calls for the spending plan to be adopted January 7th. WMUK’s Gordon Evans spoke with Kalamazoo Mayor Bobby Hopewell. Hopewell calls it “a holding pattern budget” because fourth quarter financial reports will tell the city how much its early retirement program has affected the bottom line. He says the city also has to adjust to the state’s recent actions to phase out the personal property tax. 

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WMU President John Dunn
9:02 am
Wed December 19, 2012

WMU President John Dunn discusses East campus, security and more

John Dunn File Photo
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University President John Dunn sat down on Tuesday with WMUK’s Gordon Evans and Mlive/Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Ursula Zerilli to discuss a wide range of issues. 

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