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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.” 

The second album for the award-winning Western Michigan University Latin jazz group Mas Que Nada  will be released on Monday, January 30 at The Union in Kalamazoo. In a conversation with Cara Lieurance, vocalist Monica Pabelonio and WMU director of jazz studies Tom Knific talk about the making of the album and share some music highlights.


A series of recommendations has been made for improving safety at Western Michigan University. 

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Students who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2015 and 2016 are doing well. That's according to a new report on what the university calls "active engagement" by its graduates.

Ewa Urban at Western's Career and Student Employment Services says most graduates are working.

"Full-time employment is at 71-percent, which is seven percent higher than last year. And only seven percent of our graduates, when we followed up with them, were seeking full-time employment."

And Urban says WMU grads who are working full-time seem to enjoy what they're doing.