Michigan State holding global community service day
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Students, alumni and employees of Michigan State University plan to participate in community service projects in the U.S., Asia and Middle East.
Judge OKs new charge against former Michigan State dean
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A judge says prosecutors can pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Several faculty members at Michigan State University want to ban sexual relationships between teachers and students.
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is selling pieces of Spartan Stadium.
The school says the turf is being replaced after the spring football game on April 13. Sections of...
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Two doctoral students are suing a Michigan State University professor who they say used his authority as an academic adviser to force them to work long hours at his...
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Stories about the Larry Nassar scandal have been published in a magazine for Michigan State University alumni, months after campus officials spiked the...
New charge pursued against former Michigan State dean
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State prosecutors say they'll pursue a second felony charge against a former medical school dean who had oversight of Larry Nassar at Michigan State University.
DETROIT (AP) — John Engler's front-row interest in Michigan State University basketball has led to a war of words over the former school president's availability to speak to investigators about...
Michigan State University multi-year campaign raises $1.83B
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says its more than seven-year fundraising campaign brought in about $1.83 billion.
The Lansing State Journal reports more than 250,000...
New attorney general to investigate priests, Nassar, Flint
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's new Attorney General Dana Nessel said Thursday that an investigation into sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church will be lengthy and could uncover...
Retired judge suggested as mediator in Ohio State lawsuits
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Men who brought one of two lawsuits alleging Ohio State ignored or failed to stop a team doctor's sexual misconduct are proposing another possible mediator after the university and plaintiffs couldn't agree .
Campus truck driver charged in MSU student’s death
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University employee has been charged in the death of a student who was struck while riding a moped on campus.
Records show Adam Young is charged with a misdemeanor: a moving violation causing death. Police say the 22-year-old was driving a salt truck when 21-year-old Tiana Seville was hit on Jan. 15.
Michigan State U. ousts lawyer but he’ll still be paid
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Robert Young Jr. has been ousted as the top lawyer at Michigan State University.
Acting President Satish Udpa says Young was "relieved of his duties" Friday as vice president and general counsel. Young, a former chief justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, joined MSU last year when John Engler was interim president.
Engler was removed by university trustees on Jan. 17.
MSU police: Woman shoots herself at campus shooting range
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University police say a woman suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a campus shooting range.
Police were called Friday afternoon to the Demmer Center at the East Lansing campus to investigate a reported shooting.
Study: Michigan school funding growth was last from ’95-’15
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — No state has squeezed school spending more in recent decades than Michigan, education researchers said Wednesday in a study that attributes the tightening to tax cuts and notes a corresponding drop in student achievement.
Michigan State names new interim president
Police: Crash with truck kills moped rider at Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a person driving a moped has died following a crash at Michigan State University involving a salt truck.
University police Capt. Doug Monette tells the Lansing State Journal the crash happened about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday.
Reports: Michigan professor sexually harassed students
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A political science professor who worked at the University of Michigan and recently left Michigan State University exploited his position and sexually harassed graduate students, according to investigations conducted by both universities.
What you should know about Michigan State University cheeses
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — At any given time, there's close to 30,000 pounds of cheese inside Michigan State University's Anthony Hall.
That's enough cheese to construct 20 full-sized replicas of the Sparty statue in cheddar, Gouda and asiago. Or to make a grilled cheese sandwich for every fan in Spartan Stadium on a football Saturday.
Michigan State lecture series includes presidential adviser
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Author, activist and longtime presidential adviser Vernon Jordan is among the scheduled speakers for Michigan State University's series during Black History Month.
Lawyer: MSU hampered probe of its Nassar dealings
Former Henry Ford Health CEO is named MSU trustee
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former health executive has been appointed to the governing board at Michigan State University.
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Nancy Schlichting. She fills a vacancy created by the resignation of George Perles.
Video captures Michigan State drummers at work on carol
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Call this version "Carol of the Bells: Under Construction."
Michigan State University music students performed the classic Christmas song at the future site of the Billman Music Pavilion. They played on construction material and equipment, including wheelbarrows, rebar and railings. They also brought in kalimbas, handbells, chimes and other instruments.
Plans move forward on new $450 million health care campus
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Plans are moving forward on a $450 million health care campus adjacent to Michigan State University.
A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Monday at the University Corporate Research Park in Lansing with officials from McLaren Health Care and the East Lansing university.
Michigan students de-stress by spending time with cows
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The therapy dogs have competition.
With finals this month, Michigan State University students can unwind by spending quality time with the school's dairy cows at the Dairy Cattle Teaching and Research Center.
Ten dollars gets 30 minutes of cow brushing time.
The event is called "Finals Stress mooove on out!" It's the first time the center has done an event like it.
But farm manager Andrea Meade said cows make ideal therapy animals.
Mississippi man to stand trial in Michigan student’s death
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A 30-year-old Mississippi man has been ordered to stand trial for murder in the fatal off-campus shooting of a 22-year-old Michigan State University student.
East Lansing District Court Judge Richard Ball ruled Thursday there's enough evidence to send Steven Washington of Tunica to trial.
Health grant aims to benefit older minorities in Michigan
DETROIT (AP) — Three Michigan universities are using a $3.5 million federal grant renewal for efforts to improve the health of older blacks and other minorities.
The National Institutes of Health grant allows the Michigan Center for Urban African American Aging Research to expand its work through 2023. The center's research and education is led by faculty and staff from Wayne State University, the University of Michigan and Michigan State University.
This news is affirmative: MSU debate team gets $1.5M
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — There's no arguing over this gift.
The Michigan State University debate team has received $1.5 million from a couple who wish to be anonymous. One of the donors is a former member of the team.
The Lansing State Journal says the money will be used for travel and scholarships.
Perles, citing health, resigns as Michigan State trustee
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — George Perles resigned as a member of Michigan State University's governing board after nearly 12 years, the school said Thursday, ending decades of service as a football player, coach, athletic director and trustee.
Perles, 84, noted his age and struggle with Parkinson's disease, a progressive nervous system disorder, in a letter to Brian Breslin, chairman of the board of trustees. He often participated in public meetings by telephone.
Search for next Michigan State president to remain closed
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University board members leading the search for a new president say it will remain closed to the public.
Dianne Byrum and Melanie Foster announced in an email to the university community Wednesday that the board will make the decision and conduct interviews in private.
Michigan State’s ex-president appears in court
Michigan State offers housing for substance abuse recovery
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has joined a list of universities nationally that provide on-campus housing to students in recovery from substance abuse disorders.
The East Lansing school says its Collegiate Recovery Community is in a residence hall on the north side of campus. A resident assistant, intercultural aid and peer recovery specialist also live in the hall and provide support to the students.
Michigan State says legal pot vote won’t change campus rules
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Marijuana is becoming legal in Michigan but not at Michigan State University.
MSU released a statement Monday, saying the use and possession of marijuana still will be prohibited at any university building or property. Violators will face "legal and disciplinary action."
Michigan State getting 2 new trustees amid Nassar fallout
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Voters backed two new Democrats for the Michigan State University Board of Trustees as the school continues to deal with the fallout from sexual assaults by the now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar .
Unofficial results show Michigan State graduates Brianna Scott and Kelly Tebay were the top vote-getters Tuesday for two open seats on the East Lansing school's eight-member board.
Bee program helps Michigan veterans find peace
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — One wears a uniform, carries a weapon, answers to a supreme commander and is obsessed with completing the mission.
The other served in the military.
A bee and a veteran share a lot in common, which is at the heart of Heroes to Hives, a Michigan State University Extension program started by U.S. Army veteran and agricultural entomologist Adam Ingrao three years ago.
MSU: $37K from raffle held at Oct. 20 game remains unclaimed
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University officials say more than $37,000 raised during a raffle at the Spartans' home football game against the University of Michigan remains unclaimed.
Arrest made in Ohio in death of Michigan college student
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested in Ohio in the fatal off-campus shooting of a 22-year-old Michigan State University student.
The man's name wasn't immediately released Monday. But police in East Lansing, Michigan, say he's 30 years old and from Mississippi.
Michigan State medical resident accused of sexual assault
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan State University medical resident sexually assaulted two women at university health center and forced them to watch videos of him masturbating.
Student killed near Michigan State University was Texas man
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police have released the name of a Texas student who was fatally shot at an off-campus apartment building near Michigan State University.
East Lansing police say he's 22-year-old Isai Berrones of Alamo, Texas.
Berrones was killed early Friday at an apartment building 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) north of the MSU campus. Police say shots were fired and people were fighting at the scene.
Group moves to reduce drinking of hard liquor at frats
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An organization that represents more than two dozen fraternities at Michigan State University is trying to make it harder for students to get ahold of hard liquor.
Police: Michigan State student dies in off-campus shooting
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Police say a Michigan State University student from Texas has been fatally shot during a fight at an off-campus student apartment complex.
East Lansing police say the 22-year-old man was pronounced dead early Friday at a hospital. Police initially said he wasn't a student. His name and hometown weren't immediately released.
Police had responded to a call about shots fired when he was found shot. Police say they don't think there's an immediate danger to the public.
AP FACT CHECK: Larry Nassar claims abound in governor’s race
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar is in prison, but that hasn't kept the former sports doctor from having a role in Michigan's race for governor.
Democratic former county prosecutor Gretchen Whitmer and Republican state Attorney General Bill Schuette have sparred in recent weeks over their actions in the prosecution of Nassar, who molested many women and girls during a long career working for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, which trains Olympians.
Michigan State sees increase in sexual misconduct reports
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has seen an increase in reports of sexual misconduct and officials are taking longer to investigate, according to university records.
Firm picked to lead search for next Michigan State president
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The presidential search committee at Michigan State University has selected a firm to lead the search for the embattled school's next president.
The East Lansing university announced Tuesday that Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates was selected.
Michigan State to study communication after Hurricane Maria
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University researchers have received a federal grant to study communication after Hurricane Maria, which devastated Puerto Rico.
The East Lansing school says it plans to use the roughly $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to examine how information spread during and after the hurricane that struck last September. Researchers aim to learn why infrastructure failed and how crisis communication was used before, during and after the hurricane.
Michigan State receives gift for Jewish Studies program
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has received a multimillion-dollar gift for the East Lansing school's Jewish Studies program.
The school says the gift from Michael and Elaine Serling combines cash and estate giving. The program's name has been changed to the Michael and Elaine Serling Institute for Jewish Studies and Modern Israel.
Real estate investor giving $30 million to Michigan State
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — New York-based real estate investor Edward Minskoff who graduated from Michigan State University is giving $30 million the school to support its campus business pavilion.
The university says Thursday it's the largest single gift received from an individual in the East Lansing school's history.