higher education

3:10 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

WMU Cooley Law School Announces Classes

WMU Cooley Law School banner
Credit WMU University Relations

First-year law classes will be offered in Kalamazoo next year. They’ll be part of the curriculum at the newly renamed Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School. The two schools have been working on an affiliation agreement for three years. Officials of both schools say that will also include a law minor for Western students and a “Three-Plus-Three” program allowing students to get their bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

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10:56 am
Tue August 12, 2014

KVCC Faculty Get New Contract

The community college is still negotiating with its part-time faculty union.
KALAMAZOO, MI - The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Board of Trustees approved a four-year contract with its full-time faculty union at a special board meeting Tuesday. Under the terms of the contract, which will run through May 31, 2018, both instructional and non-instructional faculty will receive a 1.25 percent increase in the first year.
7:23 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Building Projects at Colleges and Universities Move Ahead Without State Funding

Public universities turn to private donors, while community colleges seek millage increases from voters
The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects. That's because West Michigan colleges and universities say they have more than $335 million in new construction, expansion and renovation projects planned and approved through 2015.
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6:44 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Governor Rick Snyder Says Tuition at Michigan Universities is Too Expensive

Snyder says looking at ways to cuts costs, financial aid and dual enrollment are ways to help with costs
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has a son who just finished graduate school at the University of Michigan a few weeks ago, and a daughter who will graduate from high school next week and start her undergraduate career at the same university in the fall.
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2:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WMU Wins Big Science Grant

Statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a large grant to help draw more students to science and technology. University officials say the $1.4 million comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They say the five-year project will focus on classes in biology.

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