Sunday, December 3, 2023



A national emergency alert will go off today on your phones. Here's what to know

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will be testing its Wireless Emergency Alerts and Emergency Alert System today at 2:20 p.m. The WEA alert will be broadcast across all mobile cell phones across the country, and will sound a tone and vibration "similar to when your phone receives an Amber Alert." Scheduled simultaneously, the EAS portion of the test will last one minute on televisions and radios.


FAME program supports foster youth alumni at MSU and beyond

MSU's Fostering Academics, Mentoring Excellence program provides support and resources to students who are former foster youth, have experienced homelessness or are otherwise independent. FAME coordinator Chiquita Whittington said the program provides members with support networks that traditional students would typically receive from their parents. 


MSU deans, provosts rebuke Trustee’s president search ideas

MSU’s deans and vice-provosts sent a letter to the Board of Trustees asking that they only consider candidates for the presidency that are approved by the representative search committee. The letter followed a resolution from the faculty senate and comments from Interim President Teresa Woodruff pushing back against comments from a trustee who said the board might select a candidate not supported by the search committee.


Tucker's attorney prepares for possible litigation

Former MSU head coach Mel Tucker is preparing for litigation against the university for the termination of his $95 million contract yesterday, according to a statement released by Tucker’s attorney, Jennifer Belveal, that referred to his firing as "illegal."


MSU Union evacuated after excessive steam release

At around 7 p.m., the Michigan State University Union was evacuated after steam discharge from the building's upper areas became excessive. MSU Deputy Spokesperson Dan Olsen said there was no fire, but rather an optical illusion caused by steam, leading many to believe that there was. Olsen said the issue has been resolved and the Union reopened.


Overloaded dryer causes fire in West Wilson Hall laundry room

At around 4 p.m. today, a fire was reported in the laundry room of West Wilson Hall, causing two fire trucks and cops to appear at the scene. The fire alarm went off and students were evacuated from the building. Associate director for communications for the Residence Education and Housing Services Bethany Balks said no injuries were reported, and that the fire was caused by an overloaded dryer.