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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10:53 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Core K-12 curriculum support waivers

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Some Republicans in the state legislature say the national standards are an "overreach" that interferes with local control of schools. Supporters say they are needed to make sure Michigan students are ready for college.
Seven years ago, Michigan's Democratic and Republican lawmakers arrived at a rare moment of consensus: They agreed to dramatically raise the bar for high school graduation. A two-bill package passed the Senate without dissent, and there was just a smattering of no votes in the 110-member House.
WMUK News
3:14 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Kellogg Foundation conference promotes racial healing

Gail Christopher
Credit W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The United States may be heading toward a "post-racial" future. But organizers of a national conference later this month say race-based discrimination and inequality are still all too real. The third annual "America Healing" conference is sponsored by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in Battle Creek. It will be held April 22-25 in Asheville, North Carolina. Last year's session was held in New Orleans.

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SW Michigan
2:05 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

K College global prize finalists announced

Stetson Chapel at Kalamazoo College
Credit Kalamazoo College

There are three finalists for a regional prize for collaborative social justice sponsored by Kalamazoo College. The $5,000 award and a $25,000 Global Prize for Collaborative Justice Leadership are being offered by the college's Arcus Center.

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1:59 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Eight percent of teen girls in SW Michigan forced to have sex

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The survey in schools was sponsored by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
KALAMAZOO, MI -- It appears young women in southwest Michigan are less likely to have experienced sexually assault compared to young women statewide. Still, one of every 12 high school girls in the region reports that she has been physically forced to have sexual intercourse, according to a 2011-12 survey.
5:38 pm
Sun April 14, 2013

Petition drive to save WMU woods launched

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University officials say no final decision about the issue has been made. It is expected to be on the agenda for WMU trustees later this week.
Estimates of the number of trees that would be cut down to make way for a new 26,688-square-foot dining hall range from 380 to 570. An online petition to save Western Michigan University's Goldsworth Valley Woods has garnered more than 850 signatures in its first week.

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