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

"Lansing - President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed West Michigan GOP mega-donor and philanthropist Betsy DeVos to be his education secretary, putting an ardent supporter of school choice in charge of the nation's education policy." (Detroit News)

Andy Robins / WMUK

Most students at Western Michigan University feel safe from sexual violence on campus. The university says that's according to the results of a national "campus climate" survey earlier this year.

Eight of ten Western students who responded said they felt safe on campus, and that the university's faculty and administration was concerned about them. But almost a third of female students said they have experienced unwanted sexual contact before coming to Western.

The university says about 12-percent of Western's 36,000 students took the survey last spring.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- A new analysis found the lowest amount of lead in Kalamazoo drinking water since 1992. Ninety percent of samples from 148 homes hooked up to the city of Kalamazoo's water supply were at or below 4 parts per billion for lead and 896 parts per billion for copper, much lower than the 13 ppb lead and 1200 ppb copper levels taken two years ago." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

Protesters at WMU's flagpoles
Stephen Williams/WMUK

About 50 students gathered Thursday afternoon at Western Michigan University to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. 

"KALAMAZOO, MI - About 120,000 Kalamazoo County residents are expected to go to the polls Tuesday, Nov. 8, to cast their ballots for national, state and local races. That turnout expectation is flat from the last presidential race in 2012, said Kalamazoo County Clerk Tim Snow, which means about 61 percent of Kalamazoo County's 195,447 registered voters are expected to vote." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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