Andrew Cluley

Reporter

 

Like many, I first came to this area when I started school at the University of Michigan, then fell in love with the community and haven’t left. After graduating from U of M in the mid 1990’s I interned at WDET for several years, while also working a variety of jobs in Ann Arbor. Then in 1999 I joined the WEMU news team.

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While working for WEMU I’ve covered the Ann Arbor City Council and School Board beats, Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti City Council and School Boards and the Washtenaw County Commissioners. Not to mention pretty much everything else in the area. I really enjoy covering local news, partly because it’s so overlooked by other media outlets. In many ways what happens at city hall or in your community school has a bigger impact on your life than what’s going on in Lansing or Washington D-C. I get the chance to track down these important stories and bring them to you every day.

When I’m not at work I love to follow sports, particularly U of M, and Detroit’s professional teams. Saturdays in the fall you can count on me watching Michigan football…and Sundays I’m probably suffering through another Lions debacle.

I also enjoy running and am proud of finishing the 2006 Detroit Marathon. Would love to run another, but I’m holding off until I think I have a realistic chance to complete one in under four hours.

Thanks for listening to WEMU and finding out a little bit more about me.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:37 am
Thu April 18, 2013

Board Begins Planning for New Superintendent

Less than a week after Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Pat Green announced her retirement, the school board has begun planning how it will find the next superintendent.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the board's developing search strategy.

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Eastern Michigan University
9:46 am
Wed April 17, 2013

EMU's Gragg Off to Tulsa

Eastern Michigan University officials congratulated and said goodbye to outgoing Athletic Director Derrick Gragg on Tuesday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:17 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Long Meeting Forces Council to Delay Action on DDA

After a pair of lengthy public hearings, Ann Arbor's city council postponed votes on a majority of action items at Monday night's meeting.  Council made the unusual move  after it was unable to get a six vote majority on several votes relating to ordinance amendments impacting the Downtown Development Authority.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
10:11 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Ann Arbor City Budget Preview

Ann Arbor City Administrator Steve Powers has given city council a preview of his proposed budgets for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.  Hear more on the spending plans from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor Schools
9:16 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Ann Arbor Schools Superintendent Resigns

The Ann Arbor school district will once more be looking for a new superintendent.  After less than two years on the job, Superintendent Pat Green has announced she will retire after the end of the school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:18 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Budget Picture Improves for A2 Schools

The budget situation for next year is not quite as bad as first projected for the Ann Arbor school district.  School administrators released the latest revenue projections Wednesday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
8:15 am
Thu April 11, 2013

A2 School Board Restructures for Efficiency

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a series of policy changes designed to make the board more efficient and meetings shorter.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Eastern Michigan University
8:33 am
Tue April 9, 2013

EMU Take Back the Night Rally

The 13th annual Take Back the Night march and rally was held Monday night at Eastern Michigan University.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley was there. 

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University of Michigan
8:31 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Fans Mostly Well-Behaved After UofM Loss to Louisville

The majority of the disappointed University of Michigan fans behaved well following last night's loss in the NCAA championship game.  However, several small fires were set in student neighborhoods.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Washtenaw County
8:35 am
Thu April 4, 2013

County Considers Expanded Mental Health Services

Washtenaw County is considering the expansion of community support treatment services to help meet the needs of a growing number of people receiving mental illness and substance abuse services.  WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more on the plan.

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Downtown Development
8:32 am
Thu April 4, 2013

DDA Calls Revenue Reduction Plan 'Confusing'

A lack of clarity is one of many concerns Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board members have over a proposed ordinance amendment that would limit the amount of tax revenue the DDA can collect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
9:34 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Ann Arbor School Board Considers Ways to Cut Lengthy Meetings

With regular meetings typically running past midnight, the Ann Arbor school board is considering some changes to make the board more efficient.   Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:24 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Moves to Cut DDA Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council has approved the first reading of proposed ordinance amendments that will impact the Downtown Development Authority.  Council voted 7 to 3 Monday night to send the amendments to a second reading.  Hear more from 

WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:06 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Council Approves Review of Downtown Zoning

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a resolution outlining what specifically it wants the planning commission to review about downtown zoning.  Details from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw Community College
9:09 am
Mon April 1, 2013

WCC Students Get Chance at Tuition Break

Washtenaw Community College students who act quickly enough won't have to pay more for classes next fall.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Politics
9:25 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Rallying Against Right to Work Law in Ann Arbor

Michigan's right-to-work law is now in effect, and opponents of the new law, including members from a wide variety of labor organizations, held a rally Thursday night in downtown Ann Arbor.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Local Business
9:19 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Last Day for Herb David Guitar Studio

Ann Arbor area music lovers are saying goodbye to the Herb David Guitar Studio, which closes its doors for the last time on Saturday.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
9:16 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Board Sets Standards and Principles

The Ann Arbor school board has approved a statement of standards and principles it expects board members to meet.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Ann Arbor School Board
10:19 am
Thu March 28, 2013

More Employee Concessions in New School District Contracts

The Ann Arbor school board has approved new contracts with the district's teachers, para-professionals, and office staff.  The new contracts will save the district $3.4 million in the next school year.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Education
8:23 am
Wed March 27, 2013

WCC Faculty Protests VP Firing

The President of Washtenaw Community College and school's faculty agree that better communication is needed at the school, but how to achieve that remains a question.  Faculty members spoke out at Tuesday's Board of Trustees meeting in the wake of the dismissal of Vice-President for Instruction, Stuart Blacklaw.  

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:23 am
Tue March 26, 2013

Ann Arbor Council Approves AFSCME Contract

Ann Arbor's city council has approved a new four-year deal with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees local 369 just before the state's new right-to-work law takes effect.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley. 

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Ann Arbor City Council
9:07 am
Tue March 26, 2013

City Wants to Limit DDA Tax Revenue

Ann Arbor's city council is considering ordinance amendments that would impact the Downtown Development Authority's ability to collect tax increment financing revenue.  With that in mind, DDA officials discussed the agency's budget at a council work session Monday night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Government
9:28 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Washtenaw County Posts 2012 Budget Surplus

Washtenaw County finished 2012 in a bit better budget position than expected, giving the county some additional money to use the current fiscal year if needed.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Environment
9:11 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Lights Out for Earth Hour in Ann Arbor

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Part of Ann Arbor's Main Street won't be quite as bright as normal for an hour tomorrow night.   The city is celebrating the sixth annual Earth Hour by turning off street lights from 8:30 to 9:30 on Saturday (3/23) night.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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Washtenaw County Commissioners
8:44 am
Thu March 21, 2013

County Approves Long-Term Contracts Ahead of RTW

Before Michigan's right-to-work law takes effect later this month, the Washtenaw County  Board  of Commissioners has approved new long-term contracts with nearly all of the unions representing county workers.  Similar policy for non-union employees has been set as well.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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