"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Police are working to identify suspects in an armed robbery on the campus of Western Michigan University." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Kalamazoo College topped the list of high performing private liberal arts colleges in the state. While Western Michigan University placed fifth among Michigan’s public universities. The rankings were based on graduation rates and average student salary ten years after beginning college. (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University cut the ribbon Friday on a new program to help people with autism and related disorders. Michigan Lieutenant-Governor Brian Calley was among those on hand for the event. Calley says it shouldn't be a surprise that the Western Evaluation Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, or WECAN, is in Kalamazoo.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Being named a knight by the French government in 1994 was a high honor. Joseph G. Reish, dean of Western Michigan University libraries, and professor of French at WMU, has again been recognized by the French Government for his 'eminent service to French education and contributions to the prestige of French culture.'" (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Robbie Feinberg

Businesses in Kalamazoo are preparing themselves for an influx of visitors for Friday's Western Michigan University-Michigan State University football game. While many hotels and bars expect to be running at full capacity, city leaders expect the game to attract, and keep, visitors in the city.