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
2:14 pm
Thu June 12, 2014

WMU Helps Detroit Get "Lean"

WMU's Waldo Library
Credit WMUK

The City of Detroit hopes to get some help in Kalamazoo as it works its way through bankruptcy. It hopes students and staff at a program at Western Michigan University can help the city become more efficient.

Teams from Western's Integrated Supply Management Program are working on how Detroit handles maintenance and supplies. University officials say the teams will give Detroit leaders recommendations on ways to make operations "leaner".

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SW Michigan
3:51 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Kalamazoo Preschool Program Wins Big Grant

Credit Kalamazoo Learning Network

A preschool program that helps get kids in Kalamazoo ready for kindergarten has won a large grant. Kalamazoo County Ready 4's will get $542,412 from the Learning Network of Greater Kalamazoo. It says the money will be used for a program to three-year-olds and their families in Kalamazoo's Northside and Douglas neighborhoods.

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3:43 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

BC Retailers Want Cereal Fest Back Downtown

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City officials moved this year's festival a block away from its previous site because of a recent fire at a restaurant.
Some retail owners dissent over Cereal Fest site Some retail business owners in downtown Battle Creek said they would like to see the Cereal Festival return to the main stretch of Michigan Avenue. A link to this page will be included in your message.
3:40 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

MI House OK's "Smurf" Bills

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The bills were sponsored by Rep. Aric Nesbitt (R-Lawton).
LANSING, MI - A pair of bills aiming to target people who buy ingredients for methamphetamine cooks was approved Thursday by the Michigan House of Representatives. These meth suppliers, known as "smurfs," purchase small amounts of pseudoephedrine and sell them to meth producers.
SW Michigan
3:33 pm
Tue June 3, 2014

WMU Gets Sustainability Award

Solar panels near WMU's Miller Auditorium
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University has won a "Climate Leadership Award". The honor by the group Second Nature recognizes efforts by colleges and universities to promote sustainability. Second Nature was started as part of the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment that includes Western. It is among six schools picked for this year's award.

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