“I felt really active and got angry one day, so I kind of started typing out this petition," Doctor of veterinary medicine third-year Nate Vandentop said.
“I recognize the unfortunate impact on the Nisbet family but our decision is not about Mr. Nisbet’s family or even his contributions to educational, public or corporate life in Michigan," MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said. "Instead, it’s about acknowledging that the KKK has been involved in extreme racism and horrific violence towards Black Americans.”
“The broad goals that I think would be areas that should receive keen focus are ... to support the retention and promote the success of members of underrepresented groups; to enhance the overall living, learning and working experience of members of the Spartan community; and to booster outreach engagement in economic development throughout the state of Michigan and beyond," Jabbar Bennett said.
Bennett currently works as the associate provost, inclusion and chief diversity officer at Northwestern university. Before that he was the associate dean, recruiting and professional development at Brown University’s graduate school.