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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WMUK News
10:32 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Do schools face a digital revolution?

School bell at the Pioneer Farmstead at Wildlife Prairie State Park in Hanna City, Illinois
Credit fritzmb / Flickr

The “digital revolution” has swept over retailers, the media, and the entertainment industry. Katherine Prince says schools are next. She’s the senior director of the Foresight project at nonprofit KnowledgeWorks foundation based in Cincinnati.

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6:49 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Kalamazoo City Commission OK's digital billboards

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The new rules would allow as many as seven large digital signs in the city, including two in the downtown area.
The Kalamazoo City Commission voted 6-0 on an ordinance amendment that would regulate digital billboards in the city, with some tweaks. Commissioners added restrictions that will require billboards to be located 2,500 feet apart, therefore allowing seven sites for static billboards to be converted to digital billboards.
6:45 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Enbridge dredging of Morrow Lake nearer

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The work must also be approved by the Comstock Township Planning Commission as the company continues to clean-up a massive oil spill into the Kalamazoo River in 2010.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI - Enbridge, Inc. may soon be able to begin dredging the Morrow Lake Delta after the Comstock zoning board voted Monday to grant special exceptions to both dredge pads near Morrow Lake. Board members Art Austin, Jeff Bogema and Miriam Shannon voted in favor of granting the special exceptions while Mel Klooster and Mark Guthaus voted against both motions.
6:53 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

BC commissioners may consider LGBT discrimination ban

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City commissioners are expected to introduce a proposed ordinance on the issue at their meeting Tuesday evening.
Battle Creek City Commissioner Lynn Ward Gray said she supports a proposed ordinance that would seek to end employment, housing and public accommodation discrimination against locals who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. Her reasoning hits close to home. Gray's brother was gay.
11:49 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Michigan schools to be color-coded

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Some school officials say they're worried that the new system might actually cause more confusion about how well schools are doing.
The new Michigan School Accountability Scorecards is what state officials hope is a more intuitive, color-coded system that will assign one of five colors - green, lime green, yellow, orange or red - to each school or district. The color green is best, and it means most of the goals were met.

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