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As families gather for Thanksgiving to enjoy turkey, mashed potatoes, and maybe football, we present a rebroadcast of our segment on a movie about the integration of college football in the 1960’s. 

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A new policy paper from the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research examines the types of communities that can benefit from Promise college scholarship programs. It also researches the structure of programs with the most benefit.

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When former NFL defensive lineman Bubba Smith passed away in 2011, Maya Washington learned more about the integration of college football in the 1960’s. Part of the story involves her father Gene Washington. That inspired a new documentary film being screened in Grand Rapids on Wednesday.


Western Michigan University’s 1968 senior class president says it 50 years ago was an amazing time to be a student on a college campus. Rick Markoff says major issues faced the nation and the world in 1968. He says those included race relations, the Vietnam War, and major cultural changes. 

MSU Announces Search Committee For New President

Aug 23, 2018
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(MPRN-East Lansing)  Michigan State University has named a search committee to find a new president. The school has been under fire since hundreds of women said they were sexually assaulted by former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar.