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.

More than a hundred faculty and administrators at Western Michigan University have signed a letter asking President Donald Trump to intervene on behalf of a Saudi Arabian student who planned to attend the university.

More candidates have jumped into the race for three Portage City Council seats this fall. They include newcomers Chris Burns, Wayne Stoffer and Tim Earl. 

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Kalamazoo City Commissioners have more work ahead of them as they near a final vote on a permanent endowment for the city. The groundbreaking plan would use private donations to fix the city’s finances.

Kalamazoo Public Schools and three other districts appear to be moving closer to settling a lawsuit against the state. The districts went to court after the School Reform Office said it might close 38 schools, including two in Kalamazoo. 

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Commissioners are also considering major changes for the veteran services department.

Kalamazoo County appears likely to place a senior millage on the November ballot, though it still has to work out the details. On Tuesday commissioners set a special meeting for August 8 where they hope to hammer out the language.