Western Michigan University

1:17 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Western Michigan University Officials Say They Have No Long Term Plans for Bellevue Place Properties

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Western Michigan University Trustees approved purchase of 10 homes in January.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University has no long-term plans for the properties on Bellevue Place it is in the process of purchasing, the university's CFO said. "I've been asked that question from a lot of different sectors lately.
2:12 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

WMU Students Launch Fossil Fuel Divestment Campaign

Kalamazoo College students speak at a WMU Divest rally on Western's campus, Feb. 13, 2014.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A group of Western Michigan University students and faculty say the university ought to drop its investments in oil and other fossil fuels. That’s because of the role they say those fuels play in furthering climate change.

Members of the group, WMU Divest, held a rally for the campaign today at noon. The setting: a parking ramp near a cluster of solar panels on Western's campus.

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WMU Community Empowerment Center
8:05 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WSW: WMU's Community Empowerment Center

Project Connect in Kalamazoo connects families to free services - file photo
Credit WMUK

WestSouthwest with Teresa Bingman

Western Michigan University launched the Community Empowerment Center last year to address the issue of poverty. 

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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.
7:07 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

WMU Police Seeking Suspect in Waldo Library Assault

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Officer who took report was told similar attacks may have occurred, but public safety department has not received any reports of similar assaults
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University's Department of Public Safety is seeking a suspect who allegedly assaulted a female student in Waldo Library. "The incident itself occurred a week ago on Monday, Feb. 3," said Cheryl Roland, executive director of university relations.