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Students pursue a better roadmap of Mars

The exploration of Mars is a major interest for the space community. However, current technology, such as the surface rover, is slow and isolated to certain areas of Mars. And satellites orbiting the planet cannot get the same image quality as equipment on the surface.

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Pilot training program recognized for excellence

The award is presented annually by the National Air Transportation Association to individuals and organizations that demonstrate superior service to the aviation business community, particularly through their leadership skills and advancement of a safety-first culture.

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Virtual Advising Available Through April 27

Per President Montgomery’s March 20 announcement, effective Monday, March 23, through Saturday, April 25, University operations will be limited to those activities that are essential for the institution to continue its most critical functions. Western Michigan University is scheduled to resume normal operations Monday, April 27. Keep up-to-date on the University’s response to COVID-19 at

Immigration Compliance and International Admissions and Services will continue to offer advising services to support international students and exchange visitors, faculty and staff, visiting scholars and international visitors. Advising services will be offered VIRTUALLY Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Tax Obligations for International Students and Scholars

As an institution of higher education, the staff in the Haenicke Institute for Global Education are not authorized to offer tax preparation services or advice. Therefore, staff cannot answer specific tax questions or help you prepare your tax forms. Ultimately, it is your responsibility to meet your tax obligations and do so accurately. Failure to file tax forms is a violation of United States law and may jeopardize your future status in the U.S. Helpful information on tax requirements for international students and scholars can be found here.