If MSU wants to recover as an institution and a community, the next step must be the immediate resignation of the entire Board of Trustees, along with every single official in Interim President Engler’s cruel and corrupt administration.
" I wouldn't object to that; honestly, I just want to see some effort at accountability and doling out of disciplinary action on the part of the university, some sort of practical consequence to truly send the message that this will not be tolerated on our campus, something other than a blasé, 'Well, people talk, nothing we can do about it.'"
"Faculty members are represented on the boards of four Big Ten institutions, almost one quarter of public universities and more than one quarter of private institutions. Students are represented in even greater numbers."
The day started in court. It ended with the conclusion of a 20-year storyline — with 156 victim impact statements, with ex-MSU and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar behind bars and with President Lou Anna K. Simon’s resignation letter. On Jan. 24, MSU launched into uncharted waters.
If you asked Miles Bridges and Jaren Jackson Jr. what they’d rather be doing right now, they probably would say preparing to play Duke in the Sweet 16. Instead, they both have a big decision to make.
The State News broke down what we believe are the best — and yes, the worst — residence halls of each of MSU’s five neighborhoods, according to factors like distance from classes, proximity to the best dining halls, amenities offered by each hall and more.
MSU has no right to be quiet about issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault, nor should MSU sit back and allow these issues to boil over until the administration is forced to address them.
Editor's note: This article features letters sent to the Editor-in-chief about the Interim President John Engler and the Board of Trustees. Minor edits have occurred for spelling, grammar or brevity.
Through its support of the board, ASMSU has continued the cycle of ignoring student concerns in favor of the convenient answer. Students on campus are clearly dissatisfied by this state of affairs, and their activism represents clear policy goals. These policy goals cannot be achieved by the current administration.
MSU students are being afforded an incredible opportunity: to be able to directly hear the unfiltered ideas of Spencer, to consider them, and to directly challenge them by asking questions if they should so choose.
In order to create change, in order for every Spartan to move forward on a united front, in order for MSU and its Spartans to learn anything from the Nassar situation, there needs to be an open, honest dialogue from both sides. Spartans are doing their part.
With all due respect to Minnesota, Northwestern, Illinois and Wisconsin, they aren’t high on the Spartans’ priority list right now. A matchup with No. 3 Purdue, however, is.