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Bill JohnstonKALAMAZOO--William D. Johnston of Portage, Mich., and Jeanne Carlson of Novi, Mich., have been elected to serve for 2012 as chair and vice chair, respectively, of the Western Michigan University Board of Trustees.

The election took place at the Feb. 29 meeting of the trustees. All officers serve one-year terms. Johnston replaces Trustee Dennis Archer of Detroit, who remains on the board.

Few communities ever get the chance to transform their downtowns with an immediate influx of highly educated people, but Kalamazoo hopes to do exactly that with the creation of the Western Michigan University School of Medicine.

Pay it Forward - Jesper Dinesen

Written by | Monday, 09 January 2012 15:25 |

Working with MOPs for free doesn’t sound like gratifying work. However, what Jesper Dinesen, owner of the web development firm <engine/>, did for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPs) is a far cry from scrubbing floors.

Crystal Ball 2012: More on Education

Written by | Wednesday, 04 January 2012 20:25 |

In 2012, Grand Valley State University is poised to do more of what our region depends upon us to do: produce human capital, strengthen our economic ties to the communities that host our campuses and create opportunity.

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