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The federal research grants that Dr. Tom Rothstein and a colleague brought along when they came to Kalamazoo represent a milestone of sorts for the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine.

Published in Economic Development

West Michigan educators and at least one business group say the Trump administration’s plan to rescind the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program already is leading to anxiety and uncertainty.

Published in Economic Development

On July 1, Jorge Gonzalez, Ph.D. will officially become president of Kalamazoo College, succeeding the retiring Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran, Ph.D. The Kalamazoo-based liberal arts school is on strong footing, Gonzalez said, noting that the college just completed a successful capital campaign.

Published in Q&A

The mixed-use projects beginning to take shape around Kalamazoo’s central business district and its nearby neighborhoods point the way forward for the city’s growing commercial real estate market.

Published in Design Build

Kalamazoo College President Eileen B. Wilson-Oyelaran announced her retirement today, effective June 30, 2016.

Published in In the News

Last month, Mia Henry took over the executive director position at the Arcus Center for Social Justice and Leadership (ACSJL) at Kalamazoo College. Her appointment comes the same month the center moved into its new facility that it was able to build following a personal gift from Jon Stryker, a 1982 alum and founder and president of the Arcus Foundation.

Published in Nonprofits

The anonymously-funded scholarship that grants free in-state tuition to eligible high school students announced today that the scholarships may be used at a number of additional schools.

Published in In the News

The next year and a half is shaping up to be a busy period for higher education building projects.

Published in Education

Higher education institutions in Battle Creek and Kalamazoo are continuing to gain traction among a wide range of students including those enrolling for their first-ever college experience and those coming back for a degree or certification that could lead to a better job.

Many urban advocates agree that strengthening the relationship between education systems and city building is a key tenet to growing livable, prosperous communities.

Published in Commercial Real Estate

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