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WMUK News
12:44 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kalamazoo walks for clean water overseas

Water purifier in El Salvador in 2002
Credit Clean Water for the World

Americans turn the tap and expect to get nothing but clean water. That’s a luxury many people in other countries don’t have. But organizers of the annual “Walk for Water” at Western Michigan University hope to change that one village at a time. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 3 p.m. It starts and ends at the plaza near Western’s Miller Auditorium. 

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WMU men's basketball
9:23 am
Thu March 14, 2013

WMU men's basketball team opens play in MAC tournament Thursday night

Credit GS Photo/WMU Media Relations

Western Michigan will play Eastern Michigan in the quarterfinals of the Mid-American Conference men's basketball tournament Thursday night. WMUK's Gordon Evans spoke with Mlive Kalamazoo reporter Scott DeCamp

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Urban poverty
8:56 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

WMU speaker discusses urban poverty and race

Renaissance Center in Detroit
Credit River North Photography / iStrock Photo

A scholar well-known for his work on poverty, race and inequality will speak on Friday at Western Michigan University. William Julius Wilson teaches in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He’s also the author of several books on the issues of urban poverty and race. 

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WMUK News
2:33 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

The Living Building Challenge at WMU

LBC building: the Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab
Credit Living Building Challenge.org

When is a building like a flower? One answer is: when it is built according to the standards of the Living Building Challenge™. The initiative launched by the International Living Future Institute seeks to reduce or eliminate the effect of human structures on the natural world.  

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Torture and terrorism
7:27 am
Mon March 11, 2013

WMU Professor's book argues for torture in "ticking time bomb" cases

File photo of leg shackle at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Credit The Associated Press / Photo reviewed by U.S. Military Officials

Western Michigan University Philosophy Professor Fritz Allhoff says there are many problems with torture, but he says it can be justified in some cases to save lives. That’s the premise of Allhoff’s book Terrorism, Ticking Time-Bombs and Torture (University of Chicago Press). 

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