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

Only one street in Kalamazoo is still closed because of recent flooding. City officials say that's Crosstown Parkway between Park and Rose streets. Officials in Kalamazoo County are trying to find out how many people have been affected by the floodwaters. They say residents who need help should call 211 to get on the assessment list. Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan says it's offering help to people in the region who've been affected by flooding.

Goodwill Industries of Southwest Michigan is providing assistance for people in who have been affected by recent flooding. Goodwill says it will provide vouchers of up to $100 for people who call or show up at one of their stores. The vouchers are good for one shopping trip only, and must be used by March 30th. 

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Updated Thursday 6:25 a.m. There's now a centralized place for flood victims to find out the latest information on what resources are available, or to report damage and recovery needs--just call 2-1-1, reports the City of Kalamazoo's Facebook page. Meanwhile, only two Kalamazoo roads remain closed due to flooding, according to the city's website. They are E. Crosstown Parkway between Mills St. and S. Pitcher St., and Sheldon St. between S. Pitcher St. and E. Vine St.

Updated Wednesday 7:25 a.m. All but one flooded road has reopened in the downtown Kalamazoo area, according to a map posted on the city's website this morning. Still closed is E. Dutton St. between Jasper and Portage streets. Also, flood victims can pick up free cleanup kits and a few tools from noon to 6 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Lakewood Fire Station, 3100 E. Lake St. in Kalamazoo, says a Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office press release. The project is a partnership between the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army. For information, email jevand@kalcounty.com.

Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University's medical school has won full accreditation. The decision by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education certifies the Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine for five years.

The program got preliminary accreditation in 2012 and a provisional certificate four years later. The school's first class will graduate later this year.

Steven Senne / AP Photo

A scholar at the College of Charleston in South Carolina says academia is hardly immune from problems with gender inequality and sexual harassment. Sociologist Kris De Welde will talk about the issue February 8th at Western Michigan University.


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