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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.

ISAAC Holds 2017 Issues Convention

Oct 25, 2017
Amy Peterson / ISAAC

The Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy and Action in the Community (ISAAC) wants people in the Kalamazoo area to help it focus on three social justice issues. The coalition holds a meeting every two years to do that, including one on Thursday, October 26.

ISAAC polled Kalamazoo County residents in August and found six issues stood out: education, poverty, housing, racism, health care, and immigration. ISSAC Executive Director Charlae Davis says the public’s voice is important in setting priorities.

Andy Robins / WMUK

On Tuesday, November 7, voters in Battle Creek will pick all nine members of the City Commission. They will elect someone to represent each of the city's five wards as well as four at-large commissioners.