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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Arts & More
7:12 pm
Thu October 9, 2014

Someone's Watching You In "1984"

Joe Dely plays Winston Smith in What A Do Theatre's production of "Nineteen Eighty-Four."
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 Crimethink. Doublespeak. Two plus two equals five.

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WMUK News
1:07 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Still No Decision on Permanent Portage Manager

Portage Acting City Manager Laurence Shaffer, center, at Tuesday's meeting.
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The Portage City Council will not take further action on a complaint brought by a city employee against Acting City Manager Laurence Shaffer. Shaffer is one of three finalists for the permanent city manager job. The complaint, which became public at a council meeting last night, alleges that Shaffer made an inappropriate remark to the employee at city hall a few weeks ago.

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WMUK News
10:00 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

What's Next for 911 Dispatch

Three county dispatch agencies share space at the Kalamazoo Public Safety building, but aren't consolidated.
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After years of false starts, Kalamazoo County is the closest it’s ever come to overhauling its 911 dispatch system.

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WMUK News
2:39 pm
Tue September 30, 2014

WMU Trustees Approve Contracts, Dispatch Plan

WMU trustees listen to a presentation by College of Aviation Dean David Powell.
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Western Michigan University’s Board of Trustees has approved a three-year contract with the university’s faculty union at its meeting Tuesday.

The trustees also approved an agreement with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents about 10 WMU stage workers, and an agreement on a consolidated dispatch proposal.

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WMUK News
10:13 pm
Mon September 29, 2014

Snyder Talks Roads, Schools and Jobs at Town Hall

Gov. Rick Snyder speaks at the Bernhard Center.
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Governor Rick Snyder spent about an hour in front of an audience at WMU's Bernhard Center in Kalamazoo last night. It was the first of 10 “town hall”-style meetings he plans to hold this fall as part of his campaign for reelection.

Snyder, a Republican, answered questions about funding for education, roads, Right to Work and other issues.

Anyone could apply to attend. But the Snyder campaign reserved the right to reject applicants, and critics said that would lead to a “handpicked” audience that wouldn’t ask tough questions.

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