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A detail view of the red bricks, tall windows and white trim ofHeritage Hall, looking up toward a blue sky with a cloud
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Western Michigan University’s fiscal year is almost over. But the school is waiting to set a new budget because of COVID-19.

Courtesy photo / Dale Jansen

We’ve been asking for your stories of life during the pandemic as told through sound. In part two of the series, a listener in Mattawan has just finished an album whose name reflects the times. And we hear from a Texas Corners man who had to make something with the sounds drifting through his window.


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Western Michigan University launches a new four-year degree program in cybersecurity in the fall 2020 semester.


A wide daytime view of an empty field with tall lights and empty stands. The sky is blue with clouds in the distance
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

This is the first in a series of stories about everyday life during the COVID-19 pandemic, as told through sound.

In March, Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University sent most of their students home because of the virus. That has meant a big change in the soundscape around Gail Griffin’s house.


Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Professors at Western Michigan University will take a 2.25 percent pay cut starting in July. That’s to help offset the university’s losses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The reduction is part of a contract extension with the faculty union, WMU's chapter of the American Association of University Professors. 

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