Courtesy photo | Corey Harbaugh

Did you know Michigan schools must teach about genocide? A law passed in 2016 requires it. And that's a good thing, says Corey Harbaugh, an Allegan County-based school administrator who is on the Governor's Council on Genocide and Holocaust Education. He speaks Saturday in Kalamazoo. 

WMU Names New Provost

May 17, 2018
Ball State University

Western Michigan University's new provost is coming to Kalamazoo from Indiana. The university announced Thursday, May 17, that Jennifer Bott will become Western's top academic official July 1st.

Immigrants often face prejudice. As an immigrant from Taiwan, Chien-Juh Gu, an associate professor of sociology at Western Michigan University, knows this first-hand. She's explored the immigrant experience of middle-class, professional Taiwanese women in the U.S. Her latest book is The Resilient Self: Gender, Immigration, and Taiwanese Americans (Rutgers University Press, 2017).

"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 2

May 14, 2018
Greyson Steele / WMUK-FM

Many college students are enjoying their summer break. But a few are just looking for something to eat. A recent survey found that more than a third of university students are “food insecure,” or lack steady access to healthy, affordable food. And Western Michigan University is not an exception.

"Invisible Need" Students at WMU - Part 1

May 11, 2018
Andy Robins / WMUK-FM

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the number of t-shirts sold to support the Invisible Need Project.

During much of its academic year, Western Michigan University is home to over 20,000 students. Some of them don’t have enough money pay for their tuition, healthcare, and in some cases food. But the Invisible Need Project on campus is there to help.