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WMUK News
2:52 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

WMU East Campus future debated

Preservationist Roger Parzyck on WMU's East Campus
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For more than a decade, Western Michigan University’s East Campus has been a virtual ghost town. However, the University announced last December that it would turn its original home into a new alumni center. To do that, the university plans to tear down two historic buildings and part of a third, and that isn’t sitting well with some in the community.

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WMUK News
2:39 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Rubbermaid jobs heading to Kalamazoo

WMU's Business Technology Research Park
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The company that makes Rubbermaid kitchen utensils and Sharpie marker pens is coming to Kalamazoo. Newell-Rubbermaid says its new design and test center at Western Michigan University’s Business Technology Research Park will employ 100 people.

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WMU President
9:48 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

WMU President John Dunn says he hopes decision on Kellogg Airport will be reconsidered

John Dunn - file photo
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Western Michigan University President John Dunn says he still hopes federal regulators can be convinced to keep the tower at W.K. Kellogg Airport open. Western’s College of Aviation is located at the airport in Battle Creek. The Federal Aviation Administration announced on Friday that the tower is one being defunded because of automatic federal spending cuts known as “sequestration.” 

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WMUK News
2:43 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Kalamazoo TOAD rides on two wheels

TOAD's Macallister Armstrong fixes a wheel
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If you live in Kalamazoo there’s a TOAD in your backyard but it’s no amphibian. It's the TOAD Bicycle Cooperative in the Vine neighborhood where rusty chains and broken frames are dragged in and functional bikes glide out.

Sean Cleary helped start TOAD three years ago. He says, “It’s fifty percent working on bikes and helping people get on the road, and fifty percent doing big rides and having fun, and just having a party on wheels.”

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WMUK News
10:53 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Does the Internet promote democracy?

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Imagine if, only a few minutes after visiting your favorite political Web page, the police knocked on your door and they took you to jail. People in some countries don’t have to imagine it because they see it happen. So say two journalists who will speak Tuesday, March 26th, at Western Michigan University about the Internet and the fight for democracy. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Room 1920 in Sangren Hall.

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