9:26 am
Mon July 28, 2014

WSW: WMU President John Dunn

WMU's Sangren Hall at sunrise
Credit WMUK

The recent implosion of the for-profit Corinthian College, including its Everest Institute campuses in Kalamazoo and other cities, could have students looking for other places to complete their degrees. On WMUK's WestSouthwest, Western Michigan University President John Dunn said it's ready to help them. Dunn spoke with WMUK's Andy Robins and Kalamazoo Gazette reporter Yvonne Zipp about that and several other issues, including:

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9:18 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Assistant WMU Football Coach Sues Penn State

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Kenney joined Western's football program last year after he was dismissed by Penn State in 2012.
KALAMAZOO, MI - Bill Kenney, the offensive line and tight ends coach for Western Michigan University, filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Penn State University. The lawsuit, which seeks $1 million in damages, was filed by Kenney and former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's son, Jay Paterno, for their dismissal from the Penn State football staff in January 2012.
Concussion Sensor
7:15 am
Mon July 21, 2014

WSW: WMU Students Develop Sensor That Could Help Assess Concussions

Binu Baby Narakathu (foreground) and Sai Guruva Avuthu
Credit Western Michigan University

WestSouthwest with Mashood Atashbar and Binu Baby Narakathu

Football coaches could soon have access to instantaneous information about the severity and location of a blow to a player's head. 

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6:04 am
Thu July 3, 2014

Cooley Law School Planning Cost-Cutting Plan, but Won't Affect WMU Affiliation

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An agreement signed last year adds Western's name to the title and offers dual-degree programs
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Thomas A. Cooley Law School's restructuring plan - which will include layoffs and a decision not to enroll any first year students at its Ann Arbor campus in the fall -- will not affect its affiliation with Western Michigan University, a WMU spokeswoman said Wednesday.
SW Michigan
2:42 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

WMU's School of Music Gets New Director

WMU School of Music Director Bradley Wong
Credit WMU University Relations

Western Michigan's School of Music has a new director. Bradley Wong replaced former director David Colson earlier this month.

Wong, who is a professor of music, joined Western's faculty 30 years ago as a professor of clarinet. Colson returns to the faculty after heading the School of Music for the last seven years.

Wong is a graduate of the University of Michigan and earlier attended the Interlochen First Arts Academy. He's also been a member of the Western Wind Quintet.

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