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
4:57 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Battle Creek Police Set 2 Public Input Meetings

The City of Battle Creek has announced two occasions when members of the public can share opinions on who should be the city’s next police chief and other matters of concern.

They include a June 26 meeting where people can meet the city’s three finalists for the position, from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Department of Public Works' multipurpose room.

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SW Michigan
4:48 pm
Wed June 11, 2014

Auto Parts Maker to Bring Jobs to Battle Creek

A company that makes parts for the roofs of cars says it plans to bring jobs and investments to Battle Creek.

WKW Roof Rail Systems LLC is owned by the German company WKW Automotive. It already runs a sales office in the Detroit metro area and a manufacturing plant in Portage. WKW plans to buy the former Toyota Group plant in Battle Creek and use it to produce aluminum roof rails.

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WMUK News
10:57 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

The Promise of the Private College

Kalamazoo College president Eileen Wilson-Oyelaran speaks at a Kalamazoo Promise press conference June 10.
Credit Sehvilla Mann / WMUK

WMUK reports on the Kalamazoo Promise's announcement

The Kalamazoo Promise made a big announcement yesterday.

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SW Michigan
12:59 pm
Tue June 10, 2014

Kalamazoo Promise to Cover Some Private Colleges

Kalamazoo College Library
Credit Kalamazoo College

The Kalamazoo Promise has brought more than a dozen private Michigan colleges into the program that pays tuition for graduates of the Kalamazoo Public Schools. Officials of the scholarship program and a group representing private colleges announced the agreement Tuesday at Kalamazoo College.

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SW Michigan
5:12 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

State Says Oil in Kalamazoo River Not a Health Threat

The banks of the Kalamazoo River.
Credit WMUK

People who encounter oil chemicals in the surface waters of the Kalamazoo River need not worry about their long-term health. That’s the conclusion of the Michigan Department of Community Health, which released its findings Wednesday.

An Enbridge Energy pipeline dumped a massive amount of oil into the river following a rupture in July 2010. Nearly four years later, the MDCH says people might still come in contact with oil sheen and globules if they swim, wade or boat on the river.

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