Students to rally for higher ed issues at Michigan Capitol

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Photo of WMU students at Michigan Capitol.

Students invited to rally at Michigan Capitol Friday, March 30.

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University students will join others from across Michigan to support and rally for higher education issues at this year's Lansing Blitz from noon to 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Michigan Capitol.

WMU students who would like to take advantage of the free transportation provided by WMU's Office of Government Affairs must register ahead of time, and should meet at the Bernhard Center at 10 a.m. Buses will depart promptly at 10:30 a.m., and will return back to campus by 4 p.m.

Any student not taking the provided transportation should meet at the Lansing Center, 333 E. Michigan Ave., at 11 a.m. The march begins at 11:50 a.m., and lunch will be provided courtesy of the WMU Alumni Association. WMU students who attend the Blitz should speak with their professors ahead of time regarding an excused absence, since it is considered an official event of the WMU student government, the Western Student Association.

The Lansing Blitz rally is coordinated by the Student Association of Michigan, the statewide student government association to which the Western Student Association belongs. WSA represents the voice of every student enrolled at WMU and votes on issues the directly affect student life.

For more information on the Lansing Blitz, contact WSA President Erin Kaplan at wsa-president@wmich.edu. Visit WSA online at westernstudentassociation.org.