Sehvilla Mann

Local Government/Education Reporter

Sehvilla Mann joined WMUK’s news team in January 2014 as a reporter on the local government and education beats. Before that she covered a variety of topics, including environmental issues, for Bloomington, Indiana NPR and PBS affiliates WFIU and WTIU. She’s also written and produced stories for the Pacifica Network and WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Sehvilla holds a B.A. in French from Earlham College and an M.A. in journalism from Indiana University.

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SW Michigan
5:19 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

WMU Solar Car Ties for 3rd in Formula Sun, Races On

Western Michigan University's Sunseeker solar car.
Credit Western Michigan University

Western Michigan University’s Sunseeker solar car tied for third place in the Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas last weekend. And the engineering students on the Sunseeker team aren’t done yet.

Starting July 21 they'll race the car against other college teams in the American Solar Challenge. That takes the Sunseeker on a more than 1700-mile course to Minneapolis.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Wed July 16, 2014

State Targets Sites With Underground Tank Leaks

The site of the former Harvard Industries in Albion.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

A report on DEQ tank triage and a former foundry site in Albion

Underground tanks get special attention in state and federal environmental law.

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WMUK News
12:00 am
Thu July 10, 2014

A Flair for Solar Engineering

The 2014 Sunseeker Solar car, built by WMU engineering students.
Credit Western Michigan University

An interview with Sunseeker team member Joel Thompson

A group of Western Michigan University engineering students will carry forth a bright tradition this Saturday.

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WMUK News
11:07 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

State Studies Inland Lake Invasive Species

Johnson holds a native mussel with invasive zebra mussels attached.
Sehvilla Mann WMUK

How the state is studying invasive species in inland lakes

Aquatic biologist Jennifer Johnson wades toward a motorboat on Klinger Lake in St. Joseph County. She’s holding a brown, palm-sized mussel, a native one.

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SW Michigan
5:31 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Many Still Without Power After Storms

Credit WMUK

Many in southwest Michigan are still without power after severe storms moved through the area last night.

Consumers Energy says about 20,000 customers are still without power in Calhoun County Tuesday afternoon. Power is also out for more than 5800 customers in Kalamazoo County and more than 1600 in Saint Joseph County.

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