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Western Michigan University Goes Tobacco-Free

Western Michigan University has become the latest campus in Michigan to go 100% tobacco-free.

The policy applies to all students, faculty and staff as well as visitors and contractors working on campus. The only exception to the campus wide mandate is that smoking is allowed in enclosed personal vehicles.

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Michigan State Geographic Bee at Western Michigan University on April 4

For the seventh straight year, Western Michigan University will host the Michigan State Geographic Bee.

Students will compete for the opportunity to travel to the National Geographic Bee in Washington D.C.

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The Atlantic Calls Western Michigan University’s Education Degree ‘Waste of Money’

The Atlantic magazine has published a report of the college degrees with the best and worst values in the country.

Western Michigan University's undergraduate education program for out-of-state students was listed among the worst in the country.

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Courtesy Western Michigan University
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Western Michigan University Student from Allendale Found Dead in Her Residence

A 19-year-old student from Allendale was found dead this morning in her Western Michigan University residence hall room in Kalamazoo, WMU officials said today.

The WMU student was identified as Alyssa Olafson, a freshman majoring in pre-health and human services and a 2013 graduate of Allendale High School. She had made the dean's list her first semester last fall.

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Warren Buffett to Give Away Staggering $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

The teams have been picked and one of the most exciting times of the year is about to unfold, March Madness.  We all have our faves, Michigan State, U of M both have a great chance.  Western Michigan is in it too, but, boy, do they have a tough road.

So, now we all fill out our brackets.  Good luck with that.

A lot more than bragging rights could be on the line when filling out your bracket for the NCAA Tournament.

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Former Western Michigan University Quarterback Alex Carder Signs With Detroit Lions

The NFL draft ended last week.

Once the draft was over, teams began signing players who were not taken in the draft.

The Detroit Lions have signed 11 undrafted rookie free agents, including former Western Michigan University quarterback Alex Carder.

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Opera Grand Rapids Collegiate Competition

The annual Collegiate Vocal Competition of Opera Grand Rapids has been extremely competitive.  A record number of students entered the Vocal Competition and only nine students though advanced to the Final Round Concert, slated for Sunday, April 14, at the Betty Van Andel Opera Center.

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