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

Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Support for keeping two Kalamazoo elementary schools open continues to grow. Kalamazoo City commissioners approved a resolution Monday, Feb. 20, urging the state not to close them.

Washington Writers Academy and Woodward School for Technology and Research are on a list of 38 public schools in Michigan that could be closed because of low student test scores. But Kalamazoo Public School officials plan to sue the State School Reform Office in Lansing to prevent it from closing the schools. Some city commissioners say the city should file an "amicus" brief supporting the lawsuit.

"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.

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