Gymnast Payton Murphy extends her hands outward.

Remarkable resilience

A devastating neck injury nearly ended Payton Murphy's gymnastics career before it took off, but support from teammates, coaches and instructors fueled the standout student-athlete's miraculous comeback.

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    Companies around the globe are evolving for a greener future, relying on the expertise and a new compostability testing facility at Western. Leading the installation and development of the lab, Ph.D. candidate Jason Wang is now one of the few North American experts in this area.

Impactful alumni

During the annual celebration of Black History Month, a time to recognize the achievements and important role Black history plays in U.S. and Western history, the University celebrated Bronco alumni who’ve inspired change, pushed boundaries and paved the way for so many.

President Montgomery stands at the podium in the Michigan Science Center.

'New era of college education'

The Empowering Futures Gift will provide not only a tuition-free education but also low-cost housing, an innovative Living Learning Community, internship stipends and graduation scholarships for 1,350 new and current Broncos during year one alone.

Wellness at Western

WMU is redefining success as we expand what it means to be "smart" in an ever-changing world. Our goal is to prepare students for a life well-lived by helping them to pursue, thrive and prosper. This holistic approach starts with the skills and abilities you don't see on paper: mental well-being, grit and purpose. That's why Western is launching two new wellness tools to help students explore their strengths and areas for growth.

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    YOU at Western

    Whether you're looking for straight A's, trying to land that internship, hoping to make new friends or work through some mental or physical struggles, YOU at Western can help with that.

    Check out YOU at Western

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    WellTrack allows users to track their mood over time, identify stressors, intentionally schedule self-care activities and learn about strategies to manage feelings of depression, anxiety and stress.

    Check out WellTrack

Top stories

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    Merze Tate College

    Western alumna Dr. Merze Tate knew no limits to life's possibilities, becoming a scholar, world traveler, journalist, author and disarmament specialist. Her passion for exploration is the cornerstone of the newly named Merze Tate College.

  • Two pilots walk outside the windows of WMU's Aviation Education Center.

    Preparing for takeoff

    Western's new Aviation Education Center embraces the industry in every aspect, from first-of-its-kind training and education to innovative architecture and design.

  • President Montgomery standing at the podium in Heritage Hall.

    Empowering Futures

    A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the center of our donors' wishes and their historic $550 million gift echoes the University's purpose: "So that all may learn."