Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo County dismisses 275 possession of marijuana cases in light of legalization:

Kalamazoo County has decided to drop charges in 275 cases following the legalization of recreational marijuana in December of last year. The cases dropped concerned instances of possession that are legal under current law but were not at the time. County Prosecutor Jeff getting told MLive that he had no legal obligation to dismiss any of the cases but that he felt "It was the right thing to do." 

More than 1,300 students graduate from WMU:

More than 1,300 students graduated from WMU during two commencement ceremonies held in the Miller Auditorium on Saturday June 29. The diplomas conferred included 868 bachelor's degrees, 447 master's, and 34 at the doctoral level. 

WMU revises service animal policy, adopts emotional support animal policy:

WMU has revised it's animal policy so as to adopt a formal policy on emotional support animals. Representatives from the university were unavailable for immediate comment due to the holiday, but the summary of policy changes released by the university reads: "Rescind 1972 Policy on Animals in University Buildings; rewrite Policy to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and Michigan law; delegate Policy to appropriate Vice Presidents." Further coverage of the new policy to come next week.

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