Earlene McMichael | WMUK

A new internal policy in the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety now requires officers to fill out paperwork every time they search a motorist's vehicle. Additionally, they must have "reasonable suspicion" to even ask drivers if they can search their cars. Chief Karianne Thomas says this is a higher standard than the current law.


Tonight at 7:30 pm, eight Western Michigan University scholarship students will be featured in a free recital of songs, spirituals, and arias in the Dalton Center Recital Hall. They are recipients of Diether H. Haenicke Scholarships for study at the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Four of them - soprano Caitlin Borke, mezzo soprano Katherine Short, tenor Travis Williams, and bass-baritone Samuel Macy, joined Cara Lieurance to talk about their experiences in Graz, and the ways their voices and musicianship have grown over the summer. 

Rick Bowmer / AP Photo

Does an uptick in diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis spread by mosquitoes have anything to do with climate change? A researcher at Western Michigan University says it probably does.

Ross D. Franklin / AP Photo

This is Hispanic Heritage Month and Western Michigan University is marking the event with a talk by Mark Hugo Lopez from the Pew Research Center. He'll speak on Wednesday, September 25.

The State of WMU 2019

Sep 20, 2019
Mark Bugnaski / WMU

Western Michigan University's president says it's making progress in areas like graduation rates and adapting to change. But in his annual "State of the University" address on Friday, September 20, Edward Montgomery also said it faces some serious challenges as state funding continues to fall.