Earlene McMichael, WMUK

On New Year's Day on Morning Edition and All Things Considered, WMUK continued its review of 2015 by re-airing Earlene McMichael's interview with Anita Hill. (Press now to listen.) Hill helped spur changes in thinking and laws about workplace sexual harassment with her nationally-televised testimony against her former boss Clarence Thomas during his U.S. Supreme Court judgeship hearings in the '90s. McMichael interviewed Hill  on the same night she spoke in Kalamazoo, Mich., on April 13. 


On Christmas Eve Day, WMUK's WestSouthwest public-affairs show presents an encore presentation of Gloria Steinem's expansive interview with Earlene McMichael, the radio station's Local Host of Morning Edition. It first aired in October in advance of the history-making feminist's lecture before a full house at Western Michigan University's Miller Auditorium on Nov. 6. This rebroadcast includes previously unaired segments. WestSouthwest airs Mondays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., with a repeat at 3:30 p.m.

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

(This story as been updated)  

Western Michigan University President Dunn is getting a raise. University trustees approved the pay increase during a special meeting on Friday, December 18. Dunn will get a two-percent increase in line with raises for non-union Western employees during the current fiscal year. That brings his annual salary to $398,240.


Western Michigan University President John Dunn says different religious beliefs should be respected. Dunn sent a campus-wide e-mail this week to respond to what he called the “current political climate in our nation.” He says Western has a long history of welcoming students from all over the world. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI — Western Michigan University will hold its first public input session on the design plan for the expansion of the university's Business Technology and Research Park into the area known as Colony Farm Orchard." (Kalamazoo Gazette)