Recent Updates

What’s Next for our Applicants

Hi folks! Dr. E here. After today’s update that was primarily targeted toward our current and prospective donors, I wanted to give everyone who has requested assistance an update on what happens next. Applicants who completed the first version of our form will be contacted first, which will take a day or two because, inContinue reading “What’s Next for our Applicants”

Thank You! – and Some Updates

From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!!! We are amazed and humbled by the outpouring of support that we’ve seen in the past few days from the WMU community. In under a week, you have contributed over $20,000 to support our affected employees and students! However, the assistance requests we’ve received far outpace ourContinue reading “Thank You! – and Some Updates”

To Stay in School, Students Need to Stay Online

Here is a message we received on Tuesday that illustrates what one student worker is up against: As a student worker in the bookstore, I am not directly working for WMU, and the university has never provided me work study, even though I meet all the qualifications. Nevertheless, I am directly impacted by the shutdown,Continue reading “To Stay in School, Students Need to Stay Online”

A Rapid Ramp-Up

As I’m trying to write an introductory post for this initiative, I’m really struck by how quickly we have been able to move and effectively organize. It’s been less than 72 hours since the idea of a solidarity fund first came up in a Zoom discussion among concerned WMU faculty members on Sunday night, MarchContinue reading “A Rapid Ramp-Up”

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