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
2:39 pm
Wed March 27, 2013

Rubbermaid jobs heading to Kalamazoo

WMU's Business Technology Research Park
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The company that makes Rubbermaid kitchen utensils and Sharpie marker pens is coming to Kalamazoo. Newell-Rubbermaid says its new design and test center at Western Michigan University’s Business Technology Research Park will employ 100 people.

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2:23 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Comstock Schools add STEM academy

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The Comstock Public Schools will have a “STEM” academy this fall. The program approved by school board members Monday night will focus on science, technology, engineering, and math. School officials say employment in those areas is increasing much faster than those in other fields.

The academy will accept elementary students this fall. The district says it will expand into the middle school grades by 2015.

Get more information here or by calling (269) 250-8907.

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1:58 pm
Tue March 26, 2013

Grand jury on meningitis outbreak sought

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The case involves injection steroids sent to four facilities in Michigan from a Massachusetts company.
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants to empanel a grand jury to investigate the recent meningitis outbreak -- allegedly caused by a contaminated steroid -- that has been blamed for 259 cases of meningitis and 14 deaths in the state.
3:07 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Mattawan teacher union dues agreement in limbo

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While most teacher contracts in southwest Michigan run out this year, the contract for teachers in the Kalamazoo Public Schools doesn't expire until 2015.
MATTAWAN, MI -- Officials at Mattawan Consolidated Schools are backing off a tentative agreement with the Mattawan Education Association to mandate union dues for teachers through June 2016. Mattawan teachers already had approved an agreement to maintain so-called "agency-shop" status for the MEA, and needed the school board's approval of the pact before Michigan's new right-to-work law takes effect this Thursday.
12:53 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

US Supreme Court to hear Michigan affirmative action case

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The high court will hear the case when its new term begins this fall.
At issue in the Michigan affirmative action case is whether states are free to replace race-conscious affirmative action admissions plans with race-neutral alternatives. The US Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine whether a 2006 ballot initiative banning affirmative action at public universities in Michigan violates the equal protection rights of minorities.

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