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Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

Kalamazoo will get its first female public safety chief later this month.

City officials say current Chief Jeff Hadley is leaving to become head of the Chatham County Police Department in Georgia. He'll be replaced by Karianne Thomas, who's now deputy chief of Kalamazoo's Public Safety Department.

WMU's CAMP Program Help Migrant Students

Nov 2, 2017
Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

More migrant workers and their children may go to college, thanks to a grant won by Western Michigan University. Its College Assistance Migrant Program, or CAMP, will get more than $2 million over the next five years.

The Day Quidditch Came To Kalamazoo

Nov 1, 2017
Greyson Steele / WMUK

Kids dressed as witches weren’t the only ones wielding brooms last weekend. College-age Quidditch players took to River Oaks Park near Galesburg to compete in the Great Lakes Regional Championship. It was hosted by U.S. Quidditch (USQ) and Discover Kalamazoo.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Western Michigan University says the number of students applying to attend the school is up from this time last year. The enrollment office says applications from would-be in-state undergrads have risen about 20 percent; out-of-state undergrad applications have increased more than 70 percent and transfer student applications are up as well.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo Public Schools says it can do a better when it comes to vetting would-be employees. The district has faced an outcry over revelations about Loy Norrix High School principal Rodney Prewitt. KPS says it did not know when it hired him that Prewitt had been disciplined by education authorities in Florida for alleged sexual harassment.