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The thoughtful consumer now faces a conundrum when ordering goods, especially nonessential ones. On the one hand, those orders can help businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus shutdown. But shipping workers are so busy now that some are, according to the New York Times, coming to work sick. That puts them, their coworkers and possibly the public at risk.

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The Kalamazoo Gazette reports that a Western Michigan University student has died after contracting COVID-19. The student, who was studying chemical engineering, was not living in Kalamazoo. 

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A new fund has been set up to help students and employees at Western Michigan University who are struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 is having a huge impact on higher education nationwide. Colleges and universities have shifted to online classes during the pandemic.

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The Kalamazoo Public Schools doesn't have enough black teachers. But the district hopes a conference at Western Michigan University will help change that. Kalamazoo School Board President Patti Sholler-Barber says finding minority teachers isn't easy, adding that previous recruiting efforts have come up short, "It isn't that we're choosing not to. There aren't any."