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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2:01 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

The University of Michigan gets a new president

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Schlissel trained as a medical doctor and later became a professor at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and later a professor of biology at UC-Berkeley.
Mark Schlissel, provost at Brown University, was selected to replace Mary Sue Coleman, who will retire at the end of the school year. A graduate of Princeton University, Schlissel earned both MD and PhD degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The university has not revealed the salary range for the job; Coleman earns $603,357.
12:31 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Land doesn't call for Agema resignation

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A number of senior Michigan Republicans, including Congressman Fred Upton, say Agema should quit the RNC.
As pressure mounts from within the GOP for Dave Agema to resign over inflammatory remarks abouts gays and Muslims, fellow Republican Committee Member Terri Lynn Land said she does not support him on the matter, but she didn't call for him to step down. Land, the former Secretary of State who is running for U.S.
12:24 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Michigan schools could get the bill for teacher evaluation changes

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The plan includes a requirement to fire "consistently ineffective" teachers and to actively mentor new teachers.
LANSING -- Proposed changes to Michigan's teacher evaluation system could cost local school districts and intermediate school districts as much as $42 million, but the sponsors of the proposed changes say most of the expenses are one-time costs the state could reimburse through the budget surplus.
2:49 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Portage to state: don't mess with our chickens!

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The ordinance allows Portage residents to keep up to six chickens as long as certain conditions are met.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage officials say proposed changes to the state Right to Farm Act had better not poach on the city's backyard chickens ordinance that has been in place since May 2011.
2:47 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Portage backs transit planning, with reservations

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The Kalamazoo County Transportation Authority hopes to have the regional bus plan ready next year.
PORTAGE, MI - Portage supports a plan for regionalized public transportation in Kalamazoo County by 2015, but the city wants no part in assuming the retirement health care costs that would come with a new bus system.

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