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4:32 pm
Mon January 28, 2013

Report: WMU faculty union seeks 9-year contract extension

Statue near WMU Chemistry Building
Credit WMUK

Update January 29th 9:30a.m.  The President of Western Michigan University's Chapter of the American Association of University Professors says there are no current negotiations with the university. Matthew Mingus tells WMUK that the union is considering whether to pursue a nine-year extension for one part of the contract to maintain the current structure for the union. Mingus says there will be a chapter meeting on February 8th for the union to decide what action it wants to take in reaction to Right to Work Legislation. 

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Kenyan elections
10:22 am
Thu January 24, 2013

Paw Paw couple arrives in Kenya, prepares to help monitor elections

Lumakanda, Kenya
Credit Joe and Kathy Ossman's blog

A Paw Paw couple has arrived in Kenya where they will be helping to monitor elections. Joe and Kathy Ossman arrived safely in Lumakanda, according to their blog

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Politics and Race
7:22 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Speaker to discuss politics, race and performance Thursday at WMU

Harry Elam
Credit Stanford University

A Stanford University Drama Professor will speak Thursday night at Western Michigan University. Harry Elam Jr. is also a Vice-Provost at the school in Palo Alto, California. He will speak at the Richmond Center Thursday night at 6:00. His address is part of the university’s events to honor Martin Luther King and also part of the Center for Humanities Power and Publics speaker series. 

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MLK Kalamazoo Events
12:28 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

Director of State Office of Urban Affairs to speak Monday in Kalamazoo

Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at WMU in 1963
Credit Western Michigan University

Harvey Hollins III grew up in Southwest Michigan but has spent the last decade working in Detroit. In 2011, Governor Snyder named Hollins director of the Michigan Office of Urban and Metropolitan Affairs. On Monday, Hollins, a Kalamazoo College graduate, will speak at Stetson Chapel as part of the Martin Luther King Junior Convocation. The event begins at 10:50 Monday morning, and is one of the events planned in Kalamazoo to honor the late civil rights leader

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State of State Address
9:50 am
Thu January 17, 2013

Representatives Nesbitt, Segal react to State of State Address

State Capitol
Credit Melissa Benmark / WKAR

Governor Snyder delivered his State of the State address Wednesday night at the state Capitol in Lansing. Republican Representative Aric Nesbitt of Lawton and Democratic Representative Kate Segal of Battle Creek reacted to the speech Thursday morning. 

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