A vial of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine sits on a pale blue tabletop
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The COVID vaccination rate at Western Michigan University has ticked up just a little in the last few weeks. That’s according to data the school published on Monday.

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Western Michigan University senior Brook Leinbaugh, sophomore John Graham, and graduate student Mackenzie Wells are all members of a cast of over 20 in a condensed version of Mozart's last opera, Don Giovanni. With Director of Opera Carl Ratner, they join Cara Lieurance to talk about the story of the opera and their characters, as they prepare to take the stage at 8 pm on Friday, Nov 12 and at 3 pm on Sunday, Nov 14 in Miller Auditorium.

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Western Michigan University has tentative plans for a brewpub in its new student center, but Trustees cancelled a vote on the proposal Thursday, saying the paperwork was not finished. The postponement came the same day the university announced that a WMU sophomore had been killed by a suspected drunk driver who was also a student at Western.

WMUK finalizes purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM

Oct 29, 2021
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Western Michigan University has finalized its purchase of WKDS 89.9 FM, on behalf of WMUK 102.1 FM.  WMU acquired the station from Kalamazoo Public Schools, after approval was granted by the governing boards of both bodies.  The total purchase is valued at $186,000, including a three-year tower lease agreement. WMUK has been operating WKDS since December 2019, branded as Classical WMUK. 

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Planets, a journey of sound and concept from Mercury to Pluto, is the creation of Stratøs, the producer name for multidisciplinary artist Eddie Codrington. He tells Cara Lieurance about the process of writing and finishing the album in four months, with creative input from guest artists like Julia Moffa, David Binney, John Hébert, and Alex Mansour.