The money will be used for a Medallion scholarship and well as an endowed professorship in the College of Fine Arts.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University faculty members meet Friday, January 30, to consider a "no confidence" vote in Provost Tim Greene.

That follows controversy last week when it was announced that Greene had decided not to re-appoint Alex Enyedi, the popular dean of the university's College of Arts and Sciences. Earlier, Greene had been criticized by some faculty members for his handling of complaints that female professors are often paid less than their male colleagues.


Daniel Floyd says the movie The Great Debaters inspired his idea for a device to help people with articulation. 

The program will focus on areas like sustainable water use and brewing techniques that don't hurt the environment.

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

President Obama has invited university officials to come to Washington this week to talk about ways to help students who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Western Michigan University President John Dunn will be among those attending the conference Thursday.