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WMU Theatre students Sarah Rice and Joe Cavaiani
John Lacko

Gaslighting—the act of psychologically manipulating someone to make them question their sanity. It’s a term that became popular in the turn of the century when Sigmund Freud’s theories were captivating the masses.

Western Michigan University says a faculty union vote of “no confidence” in Provost Tim Greene shouldn’t be blown out of proportion.

The American Association of University Professors released the results of an electronic vote yesterday. The union says 80 ballots were cast before the union found a mistake in the form. Those results aside, more than three-quarters of respondents voted “no confidence” in Greene.

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No confidence: that’s the result of a preliminary voice vote the Western Michigan University faculty union held today on university provost Tim Greene. The vote will continue until Monday afternoon while the union gathers electronic ballots from members.

The union has vigorously protested the provost’s recent decision not to reappoint Alex Enyedi as dean of the college of arts and sciences. But Greene sent a letter to faculty this week saying that he would not change his mind.

Among other reasons he cited what he said was Enyedi's "opposition to a leadership directive."

"Foundling" by Marion Starling Boyer
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CORRECTION: The original version of this story said the reading in connection with the project was on February 9th. It's actually on February 19th at 5:30 p.m.

What do you think of when you think of home? That’s the question artists and writers were asked to answer in a new exhibit at Western Michigan University's Richmond Center for Visual Arts.


Western Michigan University President John Dunn says an invitation to a White House summit is an honor for the university.