Thursday, October 29, 2020

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MSU welcomes class of 2024 at this year's virtual convocation

"My hope is that this class of 2024 will be remembered as the class that overcame," ASMSU President Abii-Tah Bih said. "My hope for this class is to remember that this Spartan nation is not just the sum of its parts. Instead, we are a true melting pot. We defy all hints of defeat, and we commit to uplift each other." 

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Chief diversity officer finalist Nathan Ziegler visits MSU via Zoom

"You have to start it by looking at institutional and systemic equity so that you can ensure that you have an inclusive environment where diversity can be celebrated, acknowledged and appreciated by all key stakeholders — so I believe that inclusion cannot occur until there's equity," the first CDO finalist Nathan Ziegler said.

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Longest serving MSU Trustee Joel Ferguson not seeking reelection

In 2018, Ferguson received national attention for his comments during the fallout of the Larry Nassar case, saying “there’s so many more things going at the university than just this Nassar thing.” Following Nassar's sentencing and ex-MSU President Lou Anna K. Simon's resignation, he apologized to survivors for these comments.

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MSU complies with federal Title IX regulations in short time frame, encourages community feedback

As for MSU's new policy, the Center for Survivors, MSU employee labor unions, MSU Human Resources, the University Committee on Faculty Affairs, Associated Students of Michigan State University, the Council of Graduate Students, the Council of Racial and Ethnic Students and many other faculty, organizations, staff and students collectively aided the process, according to the statement. 

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Wilson Dining Hall to permanently close

Among other closures for the fall semester were nine Sparty’s locations and the Starbucks located at Broad Art Museum and Broad College of Business. Culinary Services will reevaluate these retail locations after the fall semester and determine if adjustments need to be made, according to the update.