Western Michigan University

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Grievance Filed Over Mowing Goats on College Campus

Union isn't happy about goats at Western Michigan University

(Newser) - A union has filed a grievance in response to Western Michigan University's hiring of goats to clear 15 acres of woodland on campus, the AP reports. According to the Kalamazoo Gazette , Kathi Babbit is the chief steward of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local union.... More »

Crust Eaters, Squirrel Fans Among Weird College Clubs

There's a society for every taste

(Newser) - Looking to meet like-minded people as the new school year begins? Never fear—these days, there’s a club for everybody, the Detroit Free Press reports. A few of the oddest:
  • Squirrel clubs. Both the University of Michigan and Western Michigan University offer societies aimed at interacting with our bushy-tailed
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Game Nudges NIU Toward Normalcy After Shootings

Basketball team hopes playing helps ease pain of tragic shooting

(Newser) - Western Michigan needed to beat Northern Illinois last night to keep its hopes alive for the Mid-America Conference championship, but the game itself was much more important for the Huskies and their fans, reports the Associated Press. Western Michigan won the contest 56-49, the first athletic event on the NIU... More »

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