"University Magazine" (a precursor of "WMU Magazine") was a quarterly publication of WMU's Alumni Relations Office, produced by the Office of University Information.
The featured article of the Spring/Summer, 1970 issue of "University Magazine" described the planned and ongoing physical changes to the university campus. Titled "The Return of the Pedestrian" and written by Dr. Myron L. Coulter, WMU Vice President for Institutional Services, the article summarizes the goals and results of many years of physical master planning by University staff and consultants.
The main points for the campus reorganization were:
Increasing the building density on the main campus
Imaginative architectural and landscaping treatment of buildings and walkways
Functional but aesthetically appealing physical environment
Reduction of faculty and student travel to East Campus
Easy walking distances between academic facilities
Check out the links below for related information on campus master planning from the 60's and 70's.
In addition, the 1998 Campus Development Issues report summarizes and updates the 1970 plan.