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

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SW Michigan
3:09 pm
Tue December 2, 2014

WMU President Heads to White House Meeting

WMU President John Dunn
Credit Mike Lanka / WMU University Relations

President Obama has invited university officials to come to Washington this week to talk about ways to help students who are poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Western Michigan University President John Dunn will be among those attending the conference Thursday.

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SW Michigan
4:02 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Portage Launches Phone Alert System

Portage City Flag
Credit WMUK

Residents and businesses in Portage now have a new way to get emergency information. City officials say they've launched "Portage Alert". It's a system that can send voice and text messages to phones as well as e-mail and posts on Facebook and Twitter.

Portage officials say the messages will include announcements about severe weather and traffic issues. Other messages will offer information about snowplow schedules, the city's annual spring clean-up trash collection, and other events 

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SW Michigan
12:20 pm
Wed November 26, 2014

State Police Step Up Thanksgiving Patrols

Michigan State Police shield
Credit Michigan State Police

If you're traveling over the Thanksgiving holiday in Michigan, State Police troopers will be watching.

The department says it will have the largest "Operation CARE" program to date from Wednesday through Sunday. "CARE" is a national program that stands for "Combined Accident Reduction Effort."

Traffic enforcement patrols will be increased across Michigan with a focus on drunk drivers, careless driving, speeding, and people who aren't wearing seat belts.

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10:25 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Michigan Gets more International Baccalaureate Programs

Of Michigan's largest urban areas, all but Grand Rapids have at least one IB program.
The number of International Baccalaureate programs in Michigan has nearly tripled in five years as parents and school districts scramble for challenging curricula to help boost student college applications and prepare students to compete globally. Schools in Livonia, Fenton and Clinton Township are among those that have pushed the total number offering the program last year to 83, up from 27 in 2009.
WMUK News
3:25 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Remembering Transgender Violence Victims

Detail of the 2014 Transgender Day of Remembrance poster
Credit Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

A gathering at Kalamazoo College on Sunday, January 23, remembered transgendered people around the world who’ve been killed in hate crimes. But organizers of the annual “Transgender Day of Remembrance” hope it inspires as well as giving a chance to mourn.

Artist and educator Sojn Boothroyd helped organize at the event at the Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership.

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