western michigan university http://michiganradio.org en House speaker's dad to join Western Michigan University board http://michiganradio.org/post/house-speakers-dad-join-western-michigan-university-board <p>KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder has appointed House Speaker Jase Bolger's father to serve on the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:20:00 +0000 The Associated Press 18002 at http://michiganradio.org House speaker's dad to join Western Michigan University board March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today http://michiganradio.org/post/march-madness-begins-three-michigan-universities-today <p>Big Ten tournament champion Michigan State University, runner-up University of Michigan and Mid-American conference champion Western Michigan University all play their first tournament games today.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:50:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 16900 at http://michiganradio.org March Madness begins for three Michigan universities today Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-college-grads-facing-increasing-student-loan-debt <p>A new report shows <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/state_by_state-view2013.php?area=MI">Michigan college students are carrying a lot of student loan debt.</a></p><p>The <a href="http://projectonstudentdebt.org/files/pub/Student_Debt_and_the_Class_of_2012_NR.pdf">Institute for College Access and Success</a> says Michigan college graduates who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2012 owed nearly $29,000 in student loans.</p><p>Debbie Cochran is with the institute. She blames the recession and declining government support for forcing students to borrow more to pay for college.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 13:58:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 15543 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan college grads facing increasing student loan debt Historical marker stolen on the Western Michigan University campus http://michiganradio.org/post/historical-marker-stolen-western-michigan-university-campus <p>KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - A college prank?<br><br>Police at Western Michigan University are looking for a large historical marker stolen from outside the birthplace of the Kalamazoo school.<br><br>The marker was discovered missing Thursday at East Hall. Size would make it difficult to hide: Like other state markers, it's 54 inches tall and 42 inches wide.<br><br>East Hall is 108 years old. It houses campus archives and regional history, but it's being turned into an alumni center. Over the years, the building has served as WMU's administrative offices and also was a women's gym.<br> Sun, 30 Jun 2013 14:37:39 +0000 The Associated Press 13311 at http://michiganradio.org Historical marker stolen on the Western Michigan University campus New grant will help support foster youth in college http://michiganradio.org/post/new-grant-will-help-support-foster-youth-college <p>When a child grows up in the foster care system, they face some unique challenges as college students.&nbsp; They may lack the financial and emotional support their classmates get from families.</p><p>The Michigan Department of Human Services is trying help them out.</p><p>They awarded seven universities in Michigan shares of an $800,000 grant.</p><p>The money will pay on-campus coaches at <span><font size="4">Michigan State University, Wayne State University, Baker College of Flint, Ferris State University, Saginaw Valley University, Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan-Flint</font></span> who will work with former foster youth.<br> Sat, 01 Dec 2012 16:13:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10156 at http://michiganradio.org New grant will help support foster youth in college Remembering Howard Wolpe http://michiganradio.org/post/remembering-howard-wolpe-0 <p>A large turnout is expected today&nbsp;at <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/12/howard_wolpe_memorial_set_for.html">a memorial service</a> for <a href="http://www.wilsoncenter.org/program/africa-program">former&nbsp;Michigan congressman Howard&nbsp;Wolpe.&nbsp;&nbsp;</a></p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/10/former_us_congressman_howard_w.html">Wolpe died October 25<sup>th</sup></a> at his home in Saugatuck. He was 71.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Former Michigan congressman Mark Schauer&nbsp;will be among the speakers at the memorial service at Western Michigan University. He says Wolpe was a mentor and inspiration.&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;He made his decisions based on principles and values&hellip;and intelligence. And always trying to do what&rsquo;s right for the people he represented,&quot; says&nbsp;Schauer.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/10/archive_howard_wolpe_profile_f.html">Wolpe represented Kalamazoo in&nbsp;Congress for seven terms</a>&nbsp;and ran&nbsp;unsuccessfully for governor in 1994. Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:08:18 +0000 Steve Carmody 5368 at http://michiganradio.org Remembering Howard Wolpe Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation http://michiganradio.org/post/update-students-react-wmus-100-million-donation <p>Students of Western Michigan University are reacting to the donation of $100 million dollars to Western Michigan University for their medical school. <a href="http://www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2011/03/western_michigan_university_st_18.html">MLive</a> reports:</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 17:16:16 +0000 Steve Carmody & Michigan Radio Newsroom 1745 at http://michiganradio.org Update: Students react to WMU's $100 million donation