Western Michigan University President John Dunn says the university could have done better informing students during a February 20th shooting in Kalamazoo. 


The five-member Irish traditional group Caladh Nua recently visited Kalamazoo, performing for school children, college students, and a community audience at Western Michigan University during their visit. It was the culmination of a month-long tour of the United States, which took the band to Florida, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, and other states. 

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Continuous improvement is the goal of a five-year “road map” approved by Western Michigan University’s trustees on Wednesday. The plan covers points from bolstering Western’s doctoral programs to keeping the public posted on the university’s progress on sustainability.

It’s an update to a long-term strategy the university laid out several years ago.Western says the new version makes it easier to measure progress on its goals, as it includes objectives the university can use as yardsticks.

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Anthropology students at Western Michigan University say they fear for the future of their department, though administrators say they intend to maintain the program.

Students spoke Wednesday at a Board of Trustees meeting about what many of them see as a snowballing list of faculty departures, and said they’d heard rumors that the department would close. Graduate student and teaching assistant Deirdre Courtney says the situation has affected students’ morale.

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Urban agriculture can be done in many places, and by people of different ages and with different interests. That’s according to Kami Pothukuchi, a Wayne State University Professor and the director of SEED Wayne.