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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 COVID-19 pandemic. That has meant a big change in the soundscape around Gail Griffin’s house.


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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. 

A new survey says nonprofit groups in southwest Michigan are feeling pressure because of the coronavirus pandemic.


A post with three groups of train signals, red and green, is prominent in the foreground. There are more signals above the track in the background.
Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Train travel has gone off a cliff in Michigan and the rest of the country during the COVID-19 pandemic. But the shutdown does have an upside for Amtrak’s Michigan lines.

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A new program could help some small businesses in Kalamazoo and Battle Creek get through the coronavirus pandemic.


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