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2:57 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

WMU Wins Big Science Grant

Statue near WMU's Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a large grant to help draw more students to science and technology. University officials say the $1.4 million comes from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. They say the five-year project will focus on classes in biology.

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8:56 am
Fri April 18, 2014

WMU's Sangren Hall Makes List of Environmentally Friendly University Buildings

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Ranking includes buildings all over the world
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Western Michigan University's award-winning Sangren Hall has picked up another kudos. It was named to a list of the Top 50 Most Impressive Environmentally Friendly University Buildings by BestMaster'sDegrees.com. "We looked for structures that reflect leadership in sustainability and also have significant visual impact," wrote Marianna Chara.
WMUK News
3:05 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

You Can Help Undergraduate Research at WMU

WMU senior Deirdre Courtney in the field with bug-eating pitcher plants.
Credit Western Michigan University

Graduate students are expected to do research. Undergraduates usually don’t. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s Department of Biological Sciences hopes to change that. It’s using a fundraising system modeled on Kickstarter to attract community support for SABRE: "Students Advancing Biological Research and Engagement."

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SW Michigan
1:48 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

WMU Drops Plan to Buy Homes

Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has dropped a controversial plan to buy houses near its East Campus. University officials said Wednesday that they won’t go ahead with the proposal to buy ten properties on Bellevue and Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo for $370,000.

Western’s plan to tear the homes down to create “green space” drew strong criticism by historic preservation advocates. Although they aren’t considered “historic” themselves, the houses are in an historic district.

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11:34 am
Thu March 6, 2014

WMU Graduate Remembered for Battle Against Cancer, Perseverance

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A private graduation ceremony was held for Chris Boes in November after his health took a turn for the worse
Chris Boes, a Western Michigan University student who inspired many by tenaciously pursuing his degree while battling cancer, died Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Boes, 28, of North Muskegon, fought brain cancer for almost five years.

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