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WMU Student Satellite Nearer Orbit

Mar 6, 2017
WMU College of Engineering

A team of engineering students at Western Michigan University is still trying to get their satellite into earth orbit.

The Western Aerospace Launch Initiative, or WALI (“Wally”), began working on the design of the "CubeSat" in 2016.

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

(MPRN) -- The state is giving 38 of Michigan’s worst-performing schools 60 days to come up with a turnaround plan. They include the Washington Writers Academy and the Woodward School for Technology and Research in Kalamazoo.


Planners in Saugatuck want more details on a proposed development south of Saugatuck Dunes State Park before they consider it further. Developer Cottage Home wants to build houses on a central piece of land that fronts the Kalamazoo River and Lake Michigan.

Carrie Vanderbush, the new executive director of Glass Art Kalamazoo
courtesy of Glass Art Kalamazoo

Glass Art Kalamazoo - formerly the West Michigan Glass Art Center - has a new executive director. Carrie Vanderbush will fill the position which has been vacant for the past two years. 

Chris Killian / WMUK

West Michigan Congressman Justin Amash (R-Grand Rapids) says he will "call out" President Donald Trump if he oversteps his executive authority. Amash made the promise during a town hall meeting in downtown Battle Creek on Thursday, Feb. 23.