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WMU Introduces Electric Vehicle Charging Stations; Google Ranked No. 1 Employer by College Grads

Western Michigan University (WMU) unveiled four public charging stations for electric and hybrid-electric vehicles today. The charging stations can be used without any cost in several locations around campus and are part of a statewide network serving electric vehicle owners, said John Dunn, the president of WMU. The charging stations were acquired through Coulomb Technologies, Inc. [MLive.com]

A new survey by Universum ranked Google as the number one employer among college graduates. 10,306 students were asked to pick five ideal employers out of a list of 150. Nearly 25 percent picked Google, twice as many as those who chose Apple. The other employers in the top five were the State Department, Disney, and Amazon. Government agencies like NASA made it into the top 10, while the top write-in employer was Facebook. [TIME]

An athlete from Central State University in Ohio drowned while at a Florida resort with fellow track teammates. Jasmine Crenshaw was last seen Saturday while swimming with her teammates in a lake. A coach called Crenshaw’s mother, saying she had not come out of the water. Her body was found Sunday morning 15 feet from shore, and an autopsy found no evidence of “foul play,” according to Lt. John Herrell, a spokesman for the Lake County Sheriff’s Office. [Chicago Tribune]

The University of Florida Quidditch team hosted the first Quidditch Swamp Cup this weekend. Six teams from around Florida competed in the first regional cup of the International Quidditch Association, which is based on the sport in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series. The University of Miami team won the Swamp Cup title. [The Independent Florida Alligator]

Aliya Karim is an online communications intern for Campus Progress.

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