Andrew Cluley

Former 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.

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. 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.

Ways to Connect

EMU

  They train together for victories, and for athletes at Eastern Michigan University they'll also soon be training to fight sexual violence. 


Ann Arbor
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Ann Arbor officials won't have to try to find a new City Administrator at this time after all. 


Water
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The federal government and area farmers could help improve the quality of water flowing through area rivers and streams. 


EMU Board of Regents Protest
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Despite objections from many in the Eastern Michigan University community, a partnership with the controversial statewide school district designed to turn-around the worst schools in Michigan will continue.  


No Smoking Sign At Eastern Michigan University
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Eastern Michigan University students, staff, and visitors will have to leave campus to use tobacco starting next summer. 


Growing Hope
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You soon may see more local food options at your favorite grocery store.  

A series of workshops promoting local food kick off next week with a session focused on helping cottage food businesses become commercially licensed. The license is needed to sell online and ship products.

EMU

Eastern Michigan University could be going completely tobacco free next summer.  

  The plan would ban the use of all tobacco products from university owned or operated facilities, including vehicles, starting in July 2015. 

The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

A new online tool can help communities and individuals in the Great Lakes area plan for challenges climate change may cause.


Ann Arbor's Downtown Development Authority is putting some conditions on allowing the former Y-Lot on Fifth Avenue to return as a surface parking lot. 


Michigan Stadium
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With the University of Michigan looking for a new football coach, students waiting for Tuesday night's basketball game had one name in mind.


Jim Hackett
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The University of Michigan is looking for a new football coach, as Brady Hoke has been dismissed following a 5-7 season.  


Visitors to downtown Ann Arbor may soon have a team of people to turn to for information and assistance.


Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority
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Public efforts to find the next leader of the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority kick off Tuesday.

Community members get a chance to share what they want from the AAATA's next CEO at a public meeting.

Construction
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Ann Arbor officials have started planning the final phase of the Stadium Boulevard reconstruction project. 


The University of Michigan
University of Michigan

The University of Michigan's School of Public Health is creating a new department to study the complex issues around nutrition.  


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

A new program offers owners of small rental properties in Washtenaw County low interest loans to make energy efficient upgrades.  


Think Local First
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As shoppers head out for Black Friday deals, independent local businesses hope to be busy.  It's a crucial time for local stores.


Ann Arbor
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor's controversial crosswalk ordinance has gotten a lot of attention across the city, but a task force is looking to address all issues around pedestrian safety.  They're asking for help from the community to understand the issue fully.


Community Action Network
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Local non-profit agencies are working to make sure everyone in the county has a thanksgiving meal to enjoy.  At least one organization has seen more requests for food assistance in recent months.


By Any Means Necessary Rally Against Ferguson Decision
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

The decision not to indict the police officer that killed Missouri teenager Michael Brown has led to rallies across the country, including several here in Washtenaw County.  Members of By Any Means Necessary believe racism is a problem in police departments across the nation.


EMU

Next month Eastern Michigan University's Regents will review the school's connection to the Education Achievement Authority created to turn around the state's worst schools.  Student government wants the university to cut ties with the EAA.


Camp Serenity
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

A homeless tent community in southeast Ann Arbor will likely be cleared out within a week after the property owner gave police authority to move forward with eviction.  At the camp preparations for the move are underway.


Barack Obama
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President Barack Obama's executive action protects up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation for at least two years. It's unclear how the local immigrant population will react.


Camp Serenity
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Ann Arbor officials have been notified of another tent community for homeless people in the city. Complaints by neighbors may lead to the eviction of the camp on Burton Road near Packard and U-S 23. The handful of tent community residents face a challenge if they need to find a new place to call home. 

Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber
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State lawmakers are down to their last nine days of work before the lame duck session ends December 18th.  The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber is calling for a plan to fix the roads, and an update to the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act.


State Representative Jeff Irwin
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In response to the death of 40-year-old Aura Rosser, some Ann Arbor City Council members want a review of police policies including the possibility of having officers wear cameras. A local state lawmaker is working on a plan for all police in Michigan to have body cameras.


Washtenaw County
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

Communities across Michigan struggle with homeless individuals, but Washtenaw County officials are dealing with an extra problem.


Ann Arbor Public Schools
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An exchange program bringing together educators from Ann Arbor and Singapore is letting the districts learn from each other.  An 11 day visit by teachers from the Southeast Asian island country wraps up Thursday.


The Guild of Artists and Artisans
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About a half-million people come to Washtenaw County every summer to check out the Ann Arbor Art Fairs.  Some of the people behind that successful event are hoping to create a new tradition bringing together art and the holidays.


Ann Arbor Public Schools
Andrew Cluley / 89.1 WEMU

For years Ann Arbor Public Schools have fought to close the achievement gap that exists between different sub-groups of students.  The district now has a shining example of what can be done.


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