“Safety is the most important thing, in the summer we were debating having it online or having it in-person, ultimately we made the call to have it online because that was the safest option,” student director Jay Gooden said. “If I have to sacrifice attendance a little to keep people safe, that’s what we have to do.”
Community members will be required to participate in a health screening and wear face coverings within the facility upon reopening. However, face coverings will not be required when swimming or in locker room showers. Temperatures will also be taken during the health screening.
East Lansing PD is looking to hire two social workers instead of two more patrol officers. One MSU professor believes, along with city officials, that it's a step in the right direction.
“I obviously did not expect to be in the position that I am right now," Stephens said. "I didn’t even expect to be mayor pro tem. Being mayor pro tem was a really big honor in itself because that showed my fellow council members had some faith in me to be a leader on the council already, which was really, honestly, very, very humbling for me — and I was proud of that.”
"Reclaim MSU advocates for shared governance, in which students, faculty, and staff are involved in university decision making at the highest levels," ReclaimMSU said in a statement. "The GEO strike at the University of Michigan illustrates what happens when administrators make decisions alone, without shared governance and without fully engaging all stakeholders. This action also demonstrates the moral power and organizational strength of the GEO. We stand in solidarity with them and applaud their courage."
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Students should self-quarantine for at least 14 days to prevent further transmission of COVID-19 in Ingham County
Despite the ramifications for political campaigns dependent on college voters, Slotkin, who is seeking re-election against Paul Junge, said MSU President Samuel L. Stanley's move to online learning was the right decision.
“I recognize the unfortunate impact on the Nisbet family but our decision is not about Mr. Nisbet’s family or even his contributions to educational, public or corporate life in Michigan," MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said. "Instead, it’s about acknowledging that the KKK has been involved in extreme racism and horrific violence towards Black Americans.”
Former MSU Police Deputy Chief Valerie O'Brien, who was placed on administrative leave with her husband and former MSU PD detective JJ Bradac in 2019, has returned after more than a year. Her husband, Bradac, is no longer employed by MSU or the department.
“Students just need to know this is what’s happening right now,” Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail said. “You are setting the stage for not returning to face-to-face learning, not having an enjoyable basketball season, all of these things that you can count on in your college experience are not going to happen.”
Futures for Frontliners, the first program of its kind in the nation, provides those who have worked the front lines throughout the COVID-19 pandemic the ability to earn free college credit at any of the state’s 28 public community colleges.
With 124 cases connected to MSU students, Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail warns continuing to party will see a rise in deaths for the older population in November and December.
“The broad goals that I think would be areas that should receive keen focus are ... to support the retention and promote the success of members of underrepresented groups; to enhance the overall living, learning and working experience of members of the Spartan community; and to booster outreach engagement in economic development throughout the state of Michigan and beyond," Jabbar Bennett said.
Lansing Mayor Andy Schor announced on Sept. 8 that the Lansing City Market will become the Lansing Shuffleboard & Social Club, with an opening planned for Spring or Summer of 2022.
Bennett currently works as the associate provost, inclusion and chief diversity officer at Northwestern university. Before that he was the associate dean, recruiting and professional development at Brown University’s graduate school.