Western Michigan University

Robbie Feinberg

Activists, residents and students rallied on the outskirts of Colony Farm Orchard Friday afternoon -- there to protest the planned development of 44 acres of the orchard by Western Michigan University as an expansion of its Business Technology and Research Park. 


Correction: An earlier version of this story misidentified the spokesperson for Save Old Colony Farm Orchard. His name is Douglas Keto, not Steve Keto

Western Michigan University President John Dunn says the Mid-American Conference has taken a strong stand by refusing to hold future events in Indiana following that state's approval of a new "religious freedom" law. 

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For the past thirteen years, Western Michigan University’s Francophone Film Festival gave a peek inside the world of French-speaking cinema. But this year, the festival is taking on a new name and broadening its scope even farther. The newly named World Languages Film Festival will bring in a whole weekend’s worth of films this year in languages like Arabic, Chinese and German, all on top of six more in French. 

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Many colleges require students to take general education classes to expand their horizons beyond their majors. Higher education expert Paul Gaston says that's excellent. But he adds that there's more to a good “gen-ed” program than throwing subjects at students and telling them to get to work.

Gaston will lead several workshops Thursday March 19 at Western Michigan University. He’ll also give a public talk, “One Word Behind Student Centered Curricula (It’s not ‘Plastics’),” Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Fetzer Center.


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