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
10:46 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Arcus Center Gets New Director

Mia Henry
Credit Kalamazoo College

The Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership at Kalamazoo College has a new leader. The college says it’s picked Mia Henry as the center’s executive director. She replaces former Arcus Center director Jaime Grant.

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1:43 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

"Polar Vortex" Makes Comeback Next Week

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The unseasonably cold weather is expected to start Monday and could force overnight lows into the 50s.
Remember the polar vortex? It's mounting a return to metro Detroit, and this time it might crash a few pool parties. "We have a blast of cold air coming down," Phil Kurimski, senior meteorologist with the National Weather Service said. "It's bringing a cold air mass from the pole southward, a large cold trough."
1:24 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

Kalamazoo River Oil Spill Clean-up to End This Year

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Dredging to end this summer while riverbank restoration continues into the fall.
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, MI -- This is the last summer the Kalamazoo River will be the scene of heavy dredging activity, as Enbridge Inc. cleans up the mess from a pipeline leak that sent an estimated 800,000 gallons of crude oil into Talmadge Creek and the river.
SW Michigan
11:25 am
Fri July 11, 2014

KIA Gets New Executive Director

Belinda Ann Tate
Credit Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts will soon have a new executive director. Belinda Ann Tate will take over on September 8th. She replaces former KIA director James Bridenstine, who is retiring after 24 years in the job.

For the last 15 years, Tate has run the Diggs Gallery at Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She’s credited with enlarging its collection significantly while increasing student involvement in the gallery.

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SW Michigan
2:29 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Calhoun County Art Council Dissolves

Credit WMUK

The Calhoun County Arts Council is no more. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports that the organization has announced that it is shutting down. The Art Council’s mission will be moved to the Battle Creek Community Foundation.

The head of the Art Council’s board says it decided to pull the plug because of “concerns about the organization’s viability."

Until now, Battle Creek has had a independent local arts organization since 1964.

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