Michigan State University

What’s going on with the MSU president and the Board of Trustees?

BY: - September 14, 2022

Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley Jr. broke his silence Tuesday night amid continued speculation and controversy about the fate of his tenure, but many more questions than answers still remain. Along with MSU Provost Teresa Woodruff, Stanley addressed the MSU Faculty Senate during a special virtual meeting Tuesday evening. Both leaders are embroiled in […]

MSU board pulls voter suppression resolution following GOP defunding threat

BY: - September 12, 2022

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees postponed Friday voting on a resolution seeking to restrain the activities of university vendors connected to “voter suppression” efforts. The resolution in question, sponsored by Democratic trustees Rema Vassar and Kelly Tebay, was in response to the Secure MI Vote initiative, which would require mandatory identification for both […]

Senate confirms MSU professor to Fed board, first Black woman in its 108-year history

BY: - May 11, 2022

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Michigan State University economist and professor Lisa D. Cook to become the first Black woman to serve on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  Cook was nominated by President Biden in January to serve on the board, which governs the Federal Reserve Bank, the central bank […]

Granholm, Whitmer, members of Congress cut ribbon for MSU’s $730M nuclear research facility

BY: - May 2, 2022

After 13 years of work and a nearly $1 billion investment, state and national leaders came together in East Lansing Monday for a prestigious ribbon-cutting ceremony for the one-of-a-kind scientific facility. The Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB), housed on Michigan State University’s campus next to academic buildings and across the street from the MSU […]

On this day in 1965: MLK visits MSU to continue civil rights crusade

BY: - February 11, 2022

On Feb. 11, 1965, Martin Luther King Jr. visited Michigan State University (MSU) to continue his civil and voting rights efforts.  Before a crowd of 4,000, King stated that Americans “must learn to live together as brothers, or we will all perish as fools.” Moreover, he called for legislation to ensure a “uniform, universal pattern” […]

Yusef Salaam of the ‘Central Park Five’ headlines MSU’s ‘Slavery to Freedom’ lectures

BY: - February 2, 2022

When Yusef Salaam — who will be speaking as part of Michigan State’s upcoming “Slavery to Freedom” lecture series — was 15, he and four other Black and Latino boys were wrongfully convicted for sexually assaulting a female jogger in New York City’s Central Park in 1989.  The boys, all between 14 and 16, went […]

MSU professor could become first Black woman on Federal Reserve Board

BY: - January 19, 2022

Michigan State University (MSU) economist and professor Lisa Cook has been nominated by President Joe Biden to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Cook will be the first Black woman to serve on the board in its 108-year history. The Federal Reserve System consists of the […]

Tucked in an MSU office, the Moist Towelette Museum is an ode to quirk and connection

BY: - December 31, 2021

The origin story of the Moist Towelette Museum, a space of eight packed shelves tucked into an office at Michigan State University’s Abrams Planetarium in East Lansing, is something of a tale of quirk and friendship — and the birth of the internet. “I started collecting them back in the ‘90s — I was working […]

Michigan meteorites take center stage at new Abrams Planetarium exhibit

BY: - December 31, 2021

Standing by ancient rocks that have fallen from space to Earth, Shannon Schmoll, the director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University in East Lansing, gushed with enthusiasm when talking about the new exhibit, “Asteroids, Meteors and Meteorites Oh MI.” “A lot of people love astronomy and space, but we don’t have a lot […]

Omicron variant reported at University of Michigan and MSU

BY: - December 17, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) reported Friday that a total of 1,420,838 Michiganders have tested positive for COVID-19 and 25,824 have died from the virus — an additional 12,649 cases and 254 deaths since Wednesday. Michigan has the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases and the sixth-highest case rate in the country […]

Updated: MSU, U of M and WSU will require COVID booster shots for spring semester

BY: - December 17, 2021

Updated, 4:51 p.m., 12/17/21, 7:38 a.m., 12/18/21, with U of M and Wayne State announcements Michigan’s largest state university announced Friday that all students, faculty and staff are to receive a COVID-19 booster, beginning with the spring 2022 semester. In an email Friday morning, Michigan State University President Samuel Stanley said this will “allow for […]

Sexual assault survivors urge lawmakers to revise statute of limitations, govt. immunity laws 

BY: - October 6, 2021

Survivors of sexual abuse from two former university doctors want the Legislature to reform laws regarding sexual assault.  Dr. Robert Anderson was the former head of the University Health Service and a physician for the University of Michigan Athletic Department for 35 years. He died in 2008. Hundreds of former patients have since come forward […]