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
12:27 pm
Thu March 28, 2013

Albion College seeks a new president

Albion College President Donna Randall
Credit Albion College

Albion College is looking for a new president. Donna Randall, who has the job now, says she’ll step down at the end of June but will stay on as the college’s chancellor for one year after that.

Randall has been Albion’s president for six years and was the first woman to hold the position.

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SW Michigan
10:24 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Michigan GOP official in hot water over Facebook post

Credit WMUK

Michigan’s Republican national committeeman says he doesn’t plan to resign because of Facebook posts about gays and lesbians. The Gongwer News Service says 21 GOP precinct delegates and other party leaders are urging David Agema to go. Their call came after the former state lawmaker put a post on Facebook suggesting that gays committed half of all murders in New York City.

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6:37 am
Thu March 28, 2013

"Right to Work" takes effect in Michigan

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Even supporters say it may be a while before the law's effects are fully felt. Among other things, existing union contracts that include mandatory dues remain in effect until they expire.
One of the most hard-fought changes in Michigan history -- right-to-work legislation -- takes effect today, but its effects are largely unknown and not expected to be immediate. In neighboring Indiana, the impact is only beginning to be felt one year after a similar law took effect, in March 2012.
WMUK News
5:57 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Augusta Guard unit home from Afghanistan

US Army patrol in Kunar Province in 2009
Credit David Guttenfelder / AP Photo

A Kalamazoo-area Michigan National Guard unit is returning home after ten months in Afghanistan. More than 90 soldiers in the 1433rd Engineer Company are based in Augusta. They and members of two other units from Iron Mountain and Kingsford were in Afghanistan for what Guard officials call “route clearance missions”.

One of the unit’s soldiers died and four others were injured when a roadside bomb exploded last August.

A welcome home ceremony for the Augusta unit will be held Thursday, March 28th, at 4 p.m. in Western Michigan University’s Read Fieldhouse.

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5:29 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Parchment school bus hits house, no injuries

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Kalamazoo Township police are investigating the crash.
PARCHMENT, MI -- Police are investigating after a school bus, carrying 15 high school students, struck a house in Parchment Wednesday afternoon. No one was injured in the accident, according to a news release from the Parchment school district.

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