Andrew Robins

News Director

Andy Robins has been WMUK's News Director since 1998 and a broadcast journalist for over 24 years. He joined WMUK's staff in 1985. Under his direction, WMUK has received numerous awards for news reporting.

Email: andrew.robins (at) wmich.edu     Phone: (269) 387 5717

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Community icon Martha Gilmore Parfet, the granddaughter of W.E. Upjohn, has died. A spokesperson for the family said Parfet died Monday morning, Feb. 20. She was 91." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

"Our children are not failures." That was the theme of a public forum Wednesday, February 1, on the possibility that the state might close two of Kalamazoo's public schools.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- To address concerns and answer questions about two Kalamazoo Public Schools at risk of closure, the district will hold a community forum this week. The discussion is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 1 on the first floor of the Community Education Center, at 714 S. Westnedge Ave." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Seth Wenig / AP Photo

Nearly 100 students at Western Michigan University are from the seven predominantly-Muslim countries affected by President Donald Trump's immigration ban. They are Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Andy Robins / WMUK

Students who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2015 and 2016 are doing well. That's according to a new report on what the university calls "active engagement" by its graduates.

Ewa Urban at Western's Career and Student Employment Services says most graduates are working.

"Full-time employment is at 71-percent, which is seven percent higher than last year. And only seven percent of our graduates, when we followed up with them, were seeking full-time employment."

And Urban says WMU grads who are working full-time seem to enjoy what they're doing.

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