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SW Michigan
3:54 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

WMU Attracts More International Students

Wooden artwork near WMU's Richmond Center
Credit WMUK

More students from overseas are heading to Western Michigan University. University officials say the increase is part of a nationwide trend.

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9:52 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Michigan College Loan Debt Above National Average

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Report finds Michigan's average student loan debt is eighth highest in nation
In 2013, 69% of graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit colleges across the nation had student loans. Nationally, the average debt for these graduates was $28,400, Todd Janson owes a lot of money - $27,456 to be exact. He's not surprised by that total, nor does he regret it.
6:03 am
Mon November 3, 2014

Hope College President Looks to Increase National Reach

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John Knapp says he wants the Holland school to be "top of mind" among the best liberal arts colleges in America
John Knapp is entering his second year at the helm of Hope College - and he's got a big vision for the 3,433-student school."This college needs to enlarge its recruiting footprint significantly beyond the region," Knapp said in an interview with the Holland Sentinel.
2:45 pm
Fri October 31, 2014

U of M Athletic Director Resigns

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Jim Hackett has been appointed as the university's interim AD.
ANN ARBOR -- The Dave Brandon era is officially over at Michigan. With public criticism, controversy and constant protests swirling around Ann Arbor, Michigan president Mark Schlissel announced Friday afternoon that Brandon -- who formally became Michigan's athletic director in 2010 -- has agreed to resign from his post effective immediately.
6:08 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Lawsuit Accuses WMU of Restricting Free Speech, Preventing Speaker from Appearing on Campus

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WMU spokeswoman calls lawsuit "surprising"
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - A student group is taking Western Michigan University to court for policies it contends are unconstitutional and serve to restrict free speech on campus. The 26-page action was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids by the Kalamazoo Peace Center and the organization's co-directors, Jessica Clark and Nola Wiersma.