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)     Phone: (269) 387 5717


10:53 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Does the Internet promote democracy?

Credit Tara Todras-Whitehill / AP Photo

Imagine if, only a few minutes after visiting your favorite political Web page, the police knocked on your door and they took you to jail. People in some countries don’t have to imagine it because they see it happen. So say two journalists who will speak Tuesday, March 26th, at Western Michigan University about the Internet and the fight for democracy. The event starts at 6 p.m. in Room 1920 in Sangren Hall.

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4:05 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

New contract for part-time WMU faculty

PIO member protests at WMU Board meeting (file)
Credit WMUK

Western Michigan University trustees have approved a new contract with the union that represents the university's part-time instructors. University  Board members held a special meeting by teleconference on Wednesday, March 20th, to approve the agreement. Union members had previously ratified the three-year contract.

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11:30 am
Fri March 15, 2013

WMU hosts state energy forum

Michigan high-tension power lines (file photo)
Credit AP Photo

The future of energy in Michigan – how it is used and produced – will be the focus of a forum in Kalamazoo on Monday, March 18th, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Western Michigan University’s Fetzer Center. It’s the fourth in a series of seven public meetings around the state sponsored by the Michigan Public Service Commission and the state’s Energy Office.

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12:44 pm
Thu March 14, 2013

Kalamazoo walks for clean water overseas

Water purifier in El Salvador in 2002
Credit Clean Water for the World

Americans turn the tap and expect to get nothing but clean water. That’s a luxury many people in other countries don’t have. But organizers of the annual “Walk for Water” at Western Michigan University hope to change that one village at a time. The event will be held on Saturday, March 23rd, from 1 to 3 p.m. It starts and ends at the plaza near Western’s Miller Auditorium. 

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SW Michigan
3:41 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Zapata memorial highway bill advances

Credit WMUK

A bill on its way to the state House would rename part of I-94 in honor of a Kalamazoo Public Safety officer killed in 2011. M-Live Kalamazoo reports that the measure was unanimously approved by the state Senate Wednesday. It would name the 25-mile stretch of the freeway in Kalamazoo County as the “Eric Zapata Memorial Highway”.

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