Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he’s proud of the increase in international students during his tenure. He says growing from 967 to nearly 1,900 international students over ten years is very positive for students who come here from other countries. But he says it’s also beneficial for students who get to learn more about the rest of the world.
Jeff Herriott, who teaches composition at the University of Wisconsin at Whitewater, recently visited Western Michigan University to hear his work, The Stone Tapestry, performed by guest artists Due East and student musicians.
Nearly 100 students at Western Michigan University are from the seven predominantly-Muslim countries affected by President Donald Trump's immigration ban. They are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
Western Michigan University Professor Laurel Ofstein says many students who have worked in their parents’ companies take her Family Business Management class. She says they sometimes come away with a much stronger feeling of “I can do this.” And sometimes they come away thinking “this is not for me.”