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Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Kalamazoo County will reboot its Veterans Affairs Committee. That’s after the state attorney general’s office found that the county cannot legally dissolve the board.

WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

The first class at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine in Kalamazoo graduates later this month. The privately funded school affiliated with Western Michigan University is also expanding into Battle Creek with a new residency program in family medicine.

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Voters in the Kalamazoo Public Schools district will see a bond issue on the May 8th ballot. If approved, the bonds would provide the district with more than $96 million. KPS is seeking a 1.25-mill property tax increase to pay the debt.

K College Student Aims High - With Rockets

Apr 24, 2018
Dmitry Lovetsky / AP Photo

In the summer of 2016, many American athletes had their sights set on Olympic gold in Rio De Janeiro. But they weren’t the only ones aiming high. A Kalamazoo College student found herself on top of the podium nearly 6,500 miles away at the Spacemodeling World Championships in Ukraine.

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Western's Trustees also revised the school's policy for staff who work with minors, and approved a three percent increase in room and board rates. 

Graduate students who teach at Western Michigan University say they’re unhappy with the contract terms the school has offered. Members of the Teaching Assistants Union packed a Trustees meeting on Wednesday. They told the Board that students who teach at Western struggle to support themselves on their wages.