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2:54 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

WMU Room and Board Costs to Rise

WMU Vice President for Student Affairs addresses the Board of Trustees.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Students at Western Michigan University will pay just under three percent more in the next academic year than this one for room and board. WMU’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the 2.95 percent increase for academic year 2014-2015 at their regular meeting Wednesday afternoon.

In a document included with the meeting packet, the board described the rise in cost as necessary to keep up with the university’s “operational” expenses, as well as “building infrastructure needs, debt service, student and University support, and competitiveness with other Universities.”

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WMUK News
12:28 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

Running to Help Wounded Warriors

The starting line of the 2013 WMU Wounded Warrior Run
Credit WMU ROTC

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have affected thousands of veterans. Many must cope with severe physical injuries while others grapple with emotional and psychological scars. This weekend an event at Western Michigan University will raise money for a national organization dedicated to helping them. The 5K run and walk for the Wounded Warrior Project is sponsored by the university’s Joint ROTC Community Outreach Corps.

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Money in Politics
8:02 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

WSW: Fewer Limits on Campaign Donations

Occupy Kalamazoo protest in 2011 - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Rich Robinson

Michigan Campaign Finance Network Director Rich Robinson says a recent Supreme Court decision is "one more step in the direction of monetizing American Democracy."

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Virtual Schools
8:01 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

WSW: WMU Researchers Examine Online Education

Credit International Institute of Management/Wikicommons

    

WestSouthwest with Gary Miron and Brian Horvitz

Two Western Michigan University researchers contributed to a recent report on the growth of virtual schools. 

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Arts & More
9:31 am
Tue April 8, 2014

The Color Run Adds Fun In Getting To The Finish Line

Pink powder is thrown up as people run through a color station during the Color Run in Sydney, Australia, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014. The event is coming to Kalamazoo on April 12.
Rob Griffith AP

When preparing to run a traditional 5k, most runners make sure to don their best pair of shorts, most reliable shoes, and are up early to stretch out, get their race number, and are focused squarely on getting to the finish line.

But for The Color Run, which is also known as 'The Happiest 5k on the planet,' the journey to the end of the race is just the beginning. 

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