June 2019 WMU News

WMU trustees approve 2019-20 tuition rates

Acting at its June 26 meeting, the board approved a 4.3% increase in tuition and required fees for resident undergraduates. Along with passing next academic year's tuition rates, trustees adopted a $423 million general operating fund budget, which represents a less than 1% increase over the previous year.

Michigan has minerals America needs

Magnesium, platinum and potash are among the state's geological resources that hold significant promise for boosting critical minerals production in the United States.

WMU to confer 1,349 degrees during summer commencement

The 9 a.m. ceremony is for graduates of the College of Education and Human Development, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Extended University Programs and Haworth College of Business. The noon ceremony is for graduates of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Aviation, College of Fine Arts and College of Health and Human Services.

Breneman tapped to lead WMU government relations

Jeffrey Breneman will return to the University for this critical post, as WMU is his alma mater and also where he initially guided the University’s higher education government relations.

Mayo Clinic biologist is at the cutting edge of cancer research

Dr. Yogesh Suryawanshi could be on the path toward a cure for cancer. After receiving his doctorate in biological sciences from WMU in 2017, he secured a job in the department of molecular medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, developing viruses that can attack cancer cells.

Generating Buzz: Regulating genetically modified mosquitoes

Dr. Hector Quemada, a principal research associate at WMU, is working to strengthen the understanding of African government and regulatory officials about the gene-drive technology, so that they are equipped to develop science-based regulations.