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Western Michigan University Political Science Professor Gary Miron says traditionally the Secretary of Education is not seen as a powerful position, but he says so far the Trump administration, has shown that “we should expect the unexpected.”

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(MPRN-Undated) After narrowly making it out of a US Senate committee, the confirmation of US Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos is scheduled for a full Senate vote early this week. 


Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he’s proud of the increase in international students during his tenure. He says growing from 967 to nearly 1,900 international students over ten years is very positive for students who come here from other countries. But he says it’s also beneficial for students who get to learn more about the rest of the world. 

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(MPRN-Lansing) Lawmakers are considering a repeal of a law that allows the state to shut down low-performing schools. The so-called “failing schools law” determines Michigan’s worst-performing schools based on their test scores. 


A series of recommendations has been made for improving safety at Western Michigan University.