“As representatives, we should be making sure we fight every instance for all our communities on campus to ensure equity and the opportunity to not be discriminated,” College of Social Science Rep. Julian Trevino said. “It really is repulsive, to be quite frank, that this is still a thing we are debating in today’s day ... We really want to ensure our students on campus feel included, safe, and equal because none of us are above anyone else.”
Universities across Michigan have created more free-tuition programs in recent years, MSU has yet to make similar headway.
According to the Office for Education Abroad Website, MSU offers over 275 credits worth of programs around the world with various program types and experiences. This includes both study abroad and study away programs for various different amounts of time. Trips can range from weeks to months to a semester depending on the specific program.
"We continue to be this kind of invisible minority and no more, we will no longer be the silent minority and we will no longer take no for an answer," APIDA MSU Aluma Brady Velazquez said.
Michigan State University plans for 75% of classes in person for the upcoming fall semester. Individuals share their reactions and thoughts in regard to this decision.
A significant number of COVID-19 cases are within the Michigan State University community with 36% of cases being people who fall in the 16-25 age range.
Melody Werner joined MSU as OIE director in November 2019 after serving as EMU's Title IX coordinator since 2015.
According to the letter, the Attorney General’s office has explored every legal avenue to obtain the documents, but cannot continue the investigation without access to the documents with permission of the Board.
“This partnership provides an open, clear path for the journey from LCC to MSU that many students take each year,” President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said. “LCC is one of the top-rated community colleges in the nation, and they happen to be our neighbor. We are proud to collaborate with their team on promoting college access, affordability, and student success in the region.”
The Trustees, who asked for the initial investigation into MSU and Larry Nassar, have withheld the documents for three years.
Reasons for a rejected sample may include a low or high volume, discoloration, missing barcode, a broken seal or contaminants from eating or drinking within 30 minutes prior to providing a sample.