Martha Brill Olcott, 74, a professor in the James Madison College, died on Feb. 5 in her home surrounded by family. Olcott was a leading scholar with a breadth of knowledge and involvement in nationality issues in Central Asia and the USSR as well as Muslim studies.
The Associated Students of MSU voted in favor of a popular voting system that would allow MSU students to vote for the student body president, the East Lansing City Council adopting a ceasefire resolution to the Israel-Hamas war, and student involvement in the Berkey Hall decision making process at last night's general assembly meeting.
If MSU wanted to act on their demands, a complex web of outside asset managers and contractually-bound investments would put the university in a bind – without much control over its own endowment.
An outside investigation into allegations that board chair Rema Vassar violated board bylaws and university policies has cost Michigan State University $500,669.98 as of Nov. 30 2023.
The MSU community came together for a remembrance gathering last night to reflect on the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 13, 2023 campus mass shooting that killed three students, injured five students, and continues to affect the community.
While MSU's advocates on the frontlines of rallies after the MSU Feb. 13 mass shooting have seen legislation change around guns, they believe there is still work to be done.
MSU Chief of Police Chris Rozman was at his home the night of Feb. 13 when he first got word that there was a potential active shooter on campus. Now, first responders from the night of Feb. 13 look back at their experiences from that night.
Arielle Anderson’s family sat down with The State News to talk about their beloved daughter, niece, and granddaughter. They spoke about her with measureless admiration, often in present tense.
The story of what happened that night became simple to the nation: three dead, five wounded in shooting at MSU. But that distillation is a disservice to the totality of what MSU experienced that night, and what other shooting sites have experienced.
Everything that grounds Marco Díaz Muñoz — hibiscus in the backyard, leaves changing colors, memories of childhood, brushstrokes on canvas, quiet churches, and teaching — brings him joy. And that is how he heals from the day that changed his life forever.
MSU students gathered at the Breslin Center Monday evening to pick up and decorate memorial luminaries in preparation for the one-year anniversary of the Feb. 13 campus shooting. Students said a sense of community and solidarity among students is important as the campus observes the anniversary this week.
MDHHS announced a new firearm safety law that will go into effect Feb. 13. The law, Public Act 17 of 2023, requires safe storage of firearms to prevent access to minors. According to the MDHHS, the act requires Michigan residents to “keep unattended weapons unloaded and locked with a locking device or stored in a locked box or container if it is reasonably known that a minor is likely to be present on the premises.”
In the wake of the Feb. 13, 2023 shooting, Michigan State University received calls from community members asking how they could provide monetary support to those most impacted. In response, MSU established the Spartan Strong Fund, which raised $2 million. Here's where that money has gone so far.
In the weeks following the Feb. 13, 2023 shooting on MSU's campus, the MSU Museum began the process of preserving, digitizing, and archiving the thousands of items that were left at memorial sites across campus. From handwritten notes to stuffed animals, the museum plans to add all memorial items to its Cultural Collection, which will likely take another year to complete.