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Immigrants often face prejudice. As an immigrant from Taiwan, Chien-Juh Gu, an associate professor of sociology at Western Michigan University, knows this first-hand. She's explored the immigrant experience of middle-class, professional Taiwanese women in the U.S. Her latest book is The Resilient Self: Gender, Immigration, and Taiwanese Americans (Rutgers University Press, 2017).


"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 2

May 14, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK-FM

Many college students are enjoying their summer break. But a few are just looking for something to eat. A recent survey found that more than a third of university students are “food insecure,” or lack steady access to healthy, affordable food. And Western Michigan University is not an exception.


"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 1

May 11, 2018
Andy Robins / WMUK-FM

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of t-shirts sold to support the Invisible Need Project.

During much of its academic year, Western Michigan University is home to over 20,000 students. Some of them don’t have enough money pay for their tuition, healthcare, and in some cases food. But the Invisible Need Project on campus is there to help.


WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

The first class at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo graduates later this month. The privately funded school affiliated with Western Michigan University is also expanding into Battle Creek with a new residency program in family medicine.


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Grand Rapids native Dann Sytsma has long wondered why it's customary for companies to offer new employee orientation, but not so for communities to provide such training for its new residents. That question has led him to launch the "Welcome to Kalamazoo" show during downtown Kalamazoo's Art Hops. The next one is May 4.


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