Several student organizations at MSU tackle mental health awareness by fostering safe spaces for specific communities. For these clubs, breaking down stigma and connecting over culture are top priorities.
The Women’s Initiative for Leadership Development, or WILD, held their fifth annual conference on Sunday with theme, “We Are Not Alone: Validate, Rejuvenate, Liberate.”
MSU's presidential search has entered its final phase in a full embrace of the total secrecy that has defined the contentious process. Critics say the secrecy doesn't make sense, and worry about the results.
“This moment calls on us to demonstrate that we are a community of care and compassion,” Woodruff wrote. “Our campus, after all, is many students’ front and back porch, and it should always feel like a safe and welcoming home.”
Two individuals carried out a "Halloween prank" during a class in Giltner Hall last Tuesday, causing some students and the professor to fear for their safety.
In sworn affidavits, all eight MSU trustees say while they did meet “informally” in April to discuss releasing the documents relating to the university’s handling of disgraced ex-MSU doctor Larry Nassar, there were no votes or formal actions taken at the closed-door meeting.
College of Education students navigate a change in their program while facing communication issues from coordinators.
Michigan State University's Students United for Palestine and the Arab Cultural Society held a vigil at the Rock for former Humphrey Fellow Tariq Thabet. Several organizers and community members spoke at the vigil to commemorate Thabet, who was killed by an Israeli bombing in Central Gaza City.
Berkey Hall will reopen for classes in the spring 2024 semester, though classrooms directly affected by the Feb. 13 shooting will stay closed for now. With students currently choosing classes for next semester, they are faced with the decision of whether to select classes in Berkey.
MSU announced that the external law firm Miller & Chevalier will conduct the investigation into trustee Brianna Scott’s allegations that board chair Rema Vassar violated board bylaws and university policies.
Michigan State University has expanded the scope of an outside investigation at the Board of Trustees' request, now asking lawyers to probe the source of a recent State News story reporting on the privileged document that spurred the investigation in the first place.
Tariq Thabet, a Michigan State University Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow from 2021-2022, was killed by an Israreli bombing of his apartment in Central Gaza City. Many MSU and East Lansing community members mourned his death and shared how Thabet touched the lives of those around him.
At the last Board of Trustees meeting, an MSU trustee suggested holding a special meeting to discuss voting on releasing the long-withheld Nassar documents. Now, the board is silent on whether that meeting will take place.
Despite MSU's commitment that active violent intruder training would become mandatory following the Feb. 13 shooting, the training has yet to be finished and its completion will be made optional. The choice not to require the training was influenced by feedback from the community concerned with the emotional impact the training could have on traumatized individuals.
The Council of Racial and Ethnic Students and the Council of Progressive Students voted ‘no confidence’ in the Board of Trustees, calling for the board to cease internal conflict and instead release the Nassar documents.
"The lack of attention given by MSU officials has led to isolation, mental distress and anxiety amongst Black and Brown students who feel as though they don’t matter, nor are valued in a space that should be safe for them," the statement said.