Student Life and Engagement and the Office of Civil Rights sent a letter to students addressing recent instances of "hate speech, derogatory language, and inappropriate behavior" on campus. The Black Students' Alliance said the letter was a direct response to a statement released by the organization six days prior to the letter, which detailed several "racial incidents" that Black students have experienced this semester.
Not only does MSU have their largest incoming class yet, but their total enrollment consists of 51,316 students, who hail from Michigan’s 83 counties, all 50 states and 130 countries. This is the most amount of students MSU has ever had at once — but why?
There are a number of trails in the Greater Lansing area, and new projects are making the walkways more accessible to the public.
The 26-page report detailed the responses from the police, emergency services and the university. Many of the recommendations regarding surveillance, locks, communication and more are being implemented or discussed by university leadership.
On Oct. 3, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer celebrated the agritourism across the state by declaring October as Michigan Agritourism Month to commemorate the hard work done by farms across Michigan.
From 2018-2021, 48% of East Lansing renters are paying over half of their income in rent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau data. Within the past five years, the median gross monthly rent paid in Ingham County has risen to about $1,000, the highest within the last ten years.
Throughout the month of October, MSU's Office of Sustainability is celebrating sustainability month through campus outreach. Sustainability manager Laura Young hopes this work will help students discover how they can positively impact sustainability in their daily lives.
The College of Human Medicine has introduced two scholarships to support students with a passion for serving indigenous communities. The scholarships have added to the college's Indigenous Pathway program.
“We condemn the recent acts of violence and share the concern of many in our community regarding the staggering loss of life in Israel and Gaza,” MSU's statement reads. “MSU strongly opposes hate, bigotry, antisemitism and Islamophobia and the way these may manifest into fear and violence.”
On Aug. 17, a handful of MSU students were notified that either their social security numbers or MSU IDs had been stolen due to a large cybersecurity attack in June.
Their silence leaves much unclear, including who is and isn’t complying with the investigation, how long it will take, how much it will cost, how the findings will be delivered and if the results will ever be made public at all.
“In Lansing specifically, I feel like we’ve had a self-esteem problem for a little bit,” Pulver said. “It’s been fun to see us coming around to the other side of that and a renewed gritty sense of pride in our city. That’s something I deeply relate to and want to convey. To be able to do that in my hometown is something that’s really cool for me.”
ASMSU voted on bills about campaigning policies and the value of student voices on the Presidential Search Committee at their meeting on Oct. 5. They also heard presentations from the provost on academic goals and an MSUPD detective on the dangers of sextortion.
Thousands of incoming Spartans will have their tuition covered for up to eight semesters, thanks to MSU's new financial aid program, Spartan Tuition Advantage. To be eligible, students must be citizens or permanent U.S. residents, qualify for in-state tuition, be Pell Grant eligible and have a household income of $65,000 or less.
In 2020, Michigan State University adopted a tree replacement policy that calls for every tree removed from campus to be replaced on a one-for-one basis.
John Issacson, the chair of the national executive recruiting firm running MSU’s search for a new president, released a statement Monday pushing back on speculation that the recent firing of former football coach Mel Tucker amid sexual harassment allegations has affected the search.
Trustee and Presidential Search Committee Chair Dennis Denno released a statement saying he “misspoke” last month when he said the Board of Trustees may ultimately select a candidate who doesn’t receive the committee’s endorsement. Denno's statement followed multiple criticisms from MSU faculty and students regarding his comments, some of which he addressed in the statement.
The FRIB's $115 million it received through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science will fund its High Rigidity Spectrometer project. The project has been identified as key in advancing nuclear science research.