higher education

2:17 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Fewer new students apply to WMU, K College

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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

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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.
7:40 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Endowments for WMU, Kalamazoo College saw double-digit increases in 2013

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National study found Kalamazoo College had largest endowment of any college in Michigan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Buoyed by a strong stock market and an influx of new donors, Western Michigan University had a banner year for fundraising in 2013, according to a national study released Jan. 28. The Western Michigan University Foundation saw the largest percent increase in market value of any Michigan university, according to the NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments (NCSE).
6:57 am
Fri January 17, 2014

Kalamazoo College one of two schools participating in new White House initiative

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Alma College the only other Michigan school involved in program
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo College is one of two Michigan colleges participating in President Obama's new initiative to help more low-income and first-generation college students graduate. The president announced the initiative at an education summit in Washington Thursday attended by the leaders of more than 100 colleges and universities and the heads of more than 40 nonprofit groups.
1:52 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Glen Oaks picks new president

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The community college's new president comes from Ohio where he was in charge of academics and student affairs at Clark State Community College in Springfield.
CENTREVILLE, MI - The Board of Trustees of Glen Oaks Community College confirmed a new president at a special meeting Monday. As of Jan. 20, David Devier will take over as head of the community college, replacing Gary Wheeler, who had been under fire after a Dec.

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