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

Andy Robins / WMUK

A new scholarship at Western Michigan University hopes to boost the Kalamazoo Promise and make Kalamazoo’s teaching force more diverse. University and Kalamazoo Public School officials announced the "Future Educators" project Friday.

"Leaders of the board of Hope College have moved away from a plan to fire President John Knapp immediately. Board members are divided about whether to oust Knapp, sources aware of their discussions said, but those who want to do so have pulled back amid growing publicity about their move to get rid of a leader with strong backing from students, professors and alumni." (Inside Higher Ed)

"LANSING -- Plenty of lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have proposed repealing the income tax on pensions that was proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder and approved by the Legislature in 2011. The proposals, however, have gone nowhere as the tax was part of a broader plan to lower business taxes that were the linchpin of Snyder's first year in office." (Detroit Free Press)

"KALAMAZOO, MI - A communications professor at Western Michigan University has been named one of three Michigan Distinguished Professors of the Year by the Michigan Association of State Universities. Sue Ellen Christian is a professor of communication with a dual appointment in WMU's School of Communication and Department of Gender and Women's Studies." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo has named Kristen Chesak as its new executive director. Chesak's appointment comes at the end of a five-month national search guided by Arts Consulting Group , during which time Beth McCann has served as interim executive director." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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