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.


Lobbying for Kellogg
8:52 am
Mon December 1, 2014

WSW: How Former Kellogg Lobbyist George Franklin Earned his Stripes

"Cereal Wars" author George Franklin.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

How do you convince policy makers to support your company’s agenda?

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Arts & More
12:00 am
Fri November 28, 2014

Jay Gavan Takes a "Breather"

The cover for Jay Gavan's new album, "Breather," featuring a tintype by Robert Shimmin.
Credit Jay Gavan/Robert Shimmin

If you follow music in Kalamazoo, you might recognize Jay Gavan’s name from any one of several prominent local bands.

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7:57 pm
Mon November 24, 2014

Stopping Bullying in Battle Creek

Battle Creek Police officer Zack Burgess says one of the worst things about online bullying is that it’s hard to escape.

"It used to be where, you know you go to school, you stick it out for six hours and you get bullied at school, you go home and you’re done. You don’t have to worry – it’s your safe zone," he says.

"Now you come home, you don’t have a safe zone because it’s constantly there."

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SW Michigan
5:13 pm
Tue November 11, 2014

KVCC to Go Smoke-Free

Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Texas Township campus.
Credit WMUK

Kalamazoo Valley Community College will go smoke-free next year. It has approved a campus-wide ban on tobacco products effective January 1.

After that date, the only place students will be allowed to smoke at KVCC is in their cars. The college says a committee of “students, faculty and staff” recommended the changes to its tobacco policy.

The ban includes so-called e-cigarettes. Those don’t contain tobacco leaves and don’t burn, but do emit nicotine vapor.

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12:00 pm
Sun November 9, 2014

In Kalamazoo, Many Rentals, Few Inspectors

Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

Jeremy Cole walks through the second floor of a rental house he owns in Kalamazoo.

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