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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

If you’ve heard of Western Michigan University’s particle accelerator, you might have also heard that it’s a secret machine involved in double-secret research. The directors of the lab say that's completely untrue, though it is true that you should not stand next to the machine during some experiments. At a moment that posed no risk, "Why's That?" and mechanical engineering student Peter Grohs saw the facilities up close.


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None of Dr. David Ansell's patients who needed a transplant ever got one in his 27 years at two of Chicago's safety-net hospitals, yet the patients from the trauma units there, many of them black, he says, provided the organs for the procedures at the wealthier hospitals. Why? Ansell says the poorer hospitals had no transplant specialists on staff and, even if a referral were to be made, either the specialist didn't accept that type of insurance or the patient was uninsured. It's these and other inequities that's leading to wide disparities in the health between white and brown people in the U.S., says Ansell, who speaks in Kalamazoo on June 6. 


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Students at Kalamazoo College can now more easily move to Western Michigan University to get a master's degree. 

Mary Whalen

Words hold magic for Daneen Wardrop. They seed light and life. The professor of English at Western Michigan University is the author of seven books, three of which are poetry. Her newest collection, Life as It (Ashland Poetry Press, 2016), won the Richard Snyder Publication Prize in 2015 and the Gold IPPY Award in Poetry in 2017.


Vietnamese United Methodist Church is one of several in Grand Rapids that offers services in Vietnamese. According to Western Michigan University, there are about 6,000 people of Vietnamese descent living in Grand Rapids alone.
Rebecca Thiele, WMUK

Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College recently got an international studies grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create programs that center around South Asia - countries like India, Pakistan, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam.


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