higher education

3:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU

WMU senior Deirdre Courtney in the field with bug-eating pitcher plants.
Credit Western Michigan University

Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s Department of Biological Sciences hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for SABRE: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."

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6:14 am
Wed April 9, 2014

KVCC Changes Will Mean Slight Increase in Fall

Students will be charged for total contact hours, rather than credit hours
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo Valley Community College students will pay a bit more for classes starting this fall after the KVCC Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to increase course fees and charge students for contact hours rather than credit hours.
6:43 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Kellogg Community College President Placed on Leave

College officials aren't giving details about the reason for its investigation of Dennis Bona.
Kellogg Community College President Dennis Bona was placed on administrative leave Thursday, pending an investigation "regarding his interactions with college personnel." In a statement from the college attributed to Jonathan Byrd, chairman of the KCC Board of Trustees, the leave was described as a "non-disciplinary paid administrative leave."
2:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Fewer new students apply to WMU, K College

But officials at both schools say there are more freshmen applying to enter this fall than there were two years ago.
KALAMAZOO, MI - There may be fewer freshmen on campus at both of Kalamazoo's four-year institutions next fall. Both Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College reported that they have received fewer applications than the year before. But the drop at both schools comes after a robust - and in one case, record-breaking - increase in the number of applications in 2013.
8:45 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Snyder's proposed budget includes 6.1% increase for universities

To qualify for the increase, universities will have to hold tuition increases to 3.2% and meet certain performance criteria
Lansing Gov. Rick Snyder today will call for a 6.1 percent boost in state support for universities, the largest percentage increase of taxpayer support for higher education since 2001, The Detroit News has learned.