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Western Michigan University President John Dunn will be in New York Friday to speak at the United Nations. 

Western Michigan will face Illinois in the opening round of the NCAA men’s tennis tournament. 

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Western Michigan University has a new dean at its College of Arts and Sciences. The university announced this afternoon at Lee Honors College Dean Carla Koretsky will take over July 1st.


Lori Sims says she didn't fall in love with Debussy's piano preludes until she began teaching her students at Western Michigan University. In the past, she had been vocal about never wanting to perform Debussy, but now, she'll perform both sets of preludes in concert at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival in two sold-out concerts. 

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Western Michigan University invests very little of its money in fossil fuel companies. That’s the finding of a panel that has studied the environmental impact of the university’s investments.

The committee's report was one of several items the Board of Trustees considered on Thursday.

The panel says that while the university owns no stock in fossil fuel companies, a small amount of the cash the university puts in investment funds does go to unsustainable energy. But faculty member Tom Edmonds, who serves on the panel, says it found the amount was less than one percent of Western’s operating cash.