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Kalamazoo Will Not Be Defined By One Man With A Gun

Kelly Meldrum | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Kelly Meldrum

Kalamazoo is a vibrant, cool city with a creative community, a promise of college to our youth, and neighbors who support one another. Kalamazoo is not -- and will never be -- synonymous with senseless violence.

Artist Stephanie Visser Turned Tragedy Into Inspiration!

Henry K. Long | Posted 02.22.2017 | Home
Henry K. Long

Stephanie Visser has been drawn to art since she was a child, although it was not always an easy journey. Raised in Michigan, she started painting and drawing early on.

Lawsuits Necessary to Protect Campus Speech

Will Creeley | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Will Creeley

For public colleges and universities, First Amendment compliance isn't optional. It's a binding legal obligation. And when legal obligations are ignored, lawsuits are necessary -- a lesson ten institutions learned the hard way this past year.

Censorship on Michigan's College Campuses Must Stop

Catherine Sevcenko | Posted 01.04.2015 | Home
Catherine Sevcenko

Regardless of whether censorship is disguised as a "communications policy," a "security fee," or something else, it is unconstitutional. Colleges and universities must stop pretending otherwise.

Sport and Society for Arete-Does Corruption Matter?

Richard Crepeau | Posted 12.25.2014 | Home
Richard Crepeau

Over the past few weeks, college sport has once again taken over the lead in ink and air time; not actually games, of course, but stories that illustrate the corruption of higher education in America by the presence of intercollegiate athletics on campus, or more precisely football on campus.

The Most Underrated Party Schools

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 05.09.2014 | Home

There are a lot of rankings these days about the top party schools. Among them, Princeton Review, Fiesta Frog, the Daily Beast, Newsweek, Playboy,...

The Last of the Midwest (for Now)

Daniel Asia | Posted 02.24.2014 | Home
Daniel Asia

After my stay in the Chicago, I traveled through a large swath of the Midwest, starting with Lafayette, home of Purdue University, a place as flat as ...

Republican Presidential Candidates And The Sociology Of 'Climate Change Denial'

Olga Bonfiglio | Posted 06.04.2012 | Home
Olga Bonfiglio

Research shows that conservative white males are more likely to espouse climate change denial than other groups. But, sociologically speaking, there are broader reasons for the phenomenon of denial that prevent Americans from committing to action on this international issue.

Study: KIPP Charter Schools Pull In More Cash Than Other Schools

Sarah Garland | Posted 06.03.2011 | Home
Sarah Garland

A new study attempts to prove KIPP provides unfair advantages over traditional public schools, including more advantaged students and more private money at their disposal.

Obama At Kalamazoo Graduation (VIDEO): Michigan High School Students Win Obama As Commencement Speaker

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP)- The prize in a national competition for commencement speaker, President Barack Obama handed out diplomas and a few hugs as the ...