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Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University's medical school has won full accreditation. The decision by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education certifies the Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine for five years.

The program got preliminary accreditation in 2012 and a provisional certificate four years later. The school's first class will graduate later this year.

Otsego Club Helps Budding Songwriters

Feb 15, 2018
Lyn Sawyer

If you happen to walk into the M-89 Bar & Grill in Otsego on the third Sunday of the month, don’t expect to hear your favorite cover band. For ten years, the Chili Pepper Songwriting Club has made sure that this night is about original songwriters.


WMU Project Seeks More Diversity In Nursing

Feb 9, 2018
J. Gabriel Ware / WMUK

Most of the people who work in health care in Michigan are white. But a new project at Western Michigan University’s Bronson School of Nursing is trying to draw more minority students into the field.


Kalamazoo Public Library

We have talked about all kinds of names on “Why’s That?” - from the Gearhart rail yard to the Teapot Dome crossing to Westnedge Avenue. And one name in Southwest Michigan begs for exploration.


MSU Students, Faculty Protest Engler Appointment

Jan 31, 2018
Carlos Osorio / AP Photo

Former Governor John Engler spent his first day as interim president of Michigan State University dealing with campus controversy over the appointment.

The announcement comes a week after Lou Anna Simon stepped down. That was part of the fallout from a scandal about how the school handled complaints of sexual abuse by former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

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