In their efforts to prepare students to return in the fall, MSU has released a number of YouTube videos on their page, explaining different aspects of life on campus and reforming the Spartan slogan, "Spartans Will" to "Together We Will."
The DEI plan will “lay out a strategic agenda of action items, with benchmarks, deadlines, and measurable outcomes to meet the college’s goals.”
"This is a huge victory for the entire international student community," ISA President Chittawan Boonsitanon said in a statement. "It is a testament to the importance of collaboration between the students and the administrators. However, we also recognize that there is still more work to be done and although the regulations have been rescinded, new guidance from SEVP is still required for Fall 2020. Until that happens, we demand that international students be given a choice to decide on how they pursue their coursework for Fall 2020 without jeopardizing their enrollment status."
Amid growing concerns for the future of international students, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, Michigan State University officials and community members have taken action to keep international students in the U.S.
Following the news that international students without any in-person classes will be required to leave the country, the Associated Students of Michigan State University and the International Students Association are hosting a webinar with President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. to discuss the new regulations.
East Lansing Hannah Community Center, or ELHCC, and East Lansing Department of Public works, or DPW, will remain closed until further notice, according to the city of East Lansing.
The Spartan Fireside webinar was started by The Hub for Innovation in Learning and Technology as a way to help students adjust to online learning after MSU transitioned to remote learning March 11.
Wei said his team developed and utilized a novel machine learning model that applied artificial intelligence and mathematics to observe the respiratory infection and its transmission, as well as potential necessities for drug treatments and a vaccine, over a number of months.
After announcing that she was leaving MSU to serve as the Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion at California Polytechnic University, Paulette Granberry Russel rescinded her acceptance.
The Ingham County Prosecutor's Office attributed the decision to ask for a special prosecutor to providing "an extra layer of credibility and public confidence" in a previous release.