What is now a severed trunk on the northeast corner of the Michigan State University Museum was once a giant, flourishing white oak tree — a “quercus alba” to be exact. The Resilient Oak Tree, thought to be the oldest tree on campus, has lived an estimated 375 to 400 years.
"In that moment it hit me; I'd be screwed because I couldn't move our furniture to barricade the door," Olguin said. "And then students in Berkey who were going out the window ... would that even have been a possibility? Where would that have left me?"
Teaching assistants are tasked with finding a balance between grieving as students and managing classrooms following the events of February 13th.
From complaints of hair turning orange to an overall dislike for the "metallic" after-taste, some students wonder if the water on Michigan State University's campus is safe to use.