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

Andy Robins / WMUK

Students who graduated from Western Michigan University in 2015 and 2016 are doing well. That's according to a new report on what the university calls "active engagement" by its graduates.

Ewa Urban at Western's Career and Student Employment Services says most graduates are working.

"Full-time employment is at 71-percent, which is seven percent higher than last year. And only seven percent of our graduates, when we followed up with them, were seeking full-time employment."

And Urban says WMU grads who are working full-time seem to enjoy what they're doing.

WMU University Relations

Western Michigan University is taking steps to limit a growing tuition gap between resident and non-resident undergraduate students. Beginning this summer, students from outside Michigan will pay 1.25 percent more than the in-state rate. WMU trustees approved the change at their regular meeting on Tuesday, January 24.

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- Residents had a first look at how the city of Kalamazoo plans to allocate $10 million in annual funding from local philanthropists. It's complicated. During a Monday work session, the City Commission explained how priority-based budgeting, Imagine Kalamazoo 2025, and commissioners' own preferences intersect to select programs designed to improve the city." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"KALAMAZOO, MI -- More than 500 people are planning to attend a march in Kalamazoo Saturday in support of the Women's March on Washington. The march is slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, to start at the flagpoles near the center of Western Michigan University's campus." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

"PORTAGE, MI -- The Portage Department of Public Safety and the Portage Public Schools warn area residents of a phone scam that has been reported during the last few days that tries to trick people into thinking a call is from Portage Public Schools." (MLive/Kalamazoo Gazette)

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