AHEAD: Off the Record | January 18, 2019

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Correspondent's Edition: Engler out as MSU president, Gov. Whitmer meets with top leaders.

Roxor offroad vehicle photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Alongside the cars and trucks on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this year, you’ll find offroad vehicles from a company based in India called Mahindra. They’re built in Michigan, and you can see them at the show when it opens on Saturday.

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Dan Proffer, Marketing Manager with Roxor Offroad.

Cassius Winston
MSU Athletics

Guard Cassius Winston takes over and leads MSU to key road victory. 

MSU Women's Basketball
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No. 17 Michigan State shows grit in home win over No. 9 Maryland. 

City of Flint water tower
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After a year of preparation and pre-launch, the Flint Reistry will go live January 18. The registry aims to connect those impacted by the Flint Water Crisis with the appropriate resources. WKAR's Karel Vega spoke with Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, leader of the Flint Registry to discuss the organization going live.

Dianna Byrum
Abigail Censky / WKAR File Photo

John Engler is offically out at Michigan State University following a tumultuous term as the school's interim president. What does his ouster mean for the future of MSU? WKAR's Karel Vega sat down with Abigail Censky and Scott Pohl to discuss.


"Not taking Engler’s resignation on his terms was the most exciting part of the meeting."

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John Engler
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John Engler; Satish Udpa; Tom Izzo; Joshua Langford; Kyle Ahrens; James Palmer Jr.; 

portrait: Satish Udpa
Michigan State University


Michigan State University faculty members are supporting the appointment of a former dean to lead the university following the resignation of John Engler.



Michigan State University trustees garnered applause this morning after voting to force the immediate resignation of the university's interim president.

Tim Busfield and Melissa Gilbert photos
Courtesy photo / East Lansing Film Festival

An estate sale in Michigan sold more than 200 items belonging to "Little House on the Prairie" star Melissa Gilbert and her husband, Emmy-winning actor Timothy Busfield.


Yesterday, board chairperson Dianne Byrum informed MSU Interim President Engler that the board would vote to fire him at a special meeting this morning if he did not resign. He did so last night in an 11-page letter, in which he said his last day would be next Wednesday, January 23rd.

portrait: Satish Udpa
Michigan State University

The MSU Board of Trustees will meet this hour to discuss the resignation of Interim President John Engler. Yesterday, Engler was told by the board’s chair, Dianne Byrum, that if he chose not to resign, the board would meet today to dismiss him.

Satish Udpa is expected to be named as MSU's new Interim President. Udpa is vice president of administrative services at MSU. He previously was Dean of the MSU College of Engineering.


Elliot Bokeno with SureFly helicopter photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

When you go to the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, you expect to see cars and trucks. This year’s show will also include a hybrid electric helicopter.

The Mediterranean Diet
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Trying to eat healthy this year, but not sure where to start? On this episode of Serving Up Science, science writer Sheril Kirshenbaum and WKAR’s Karel Vega take a look at the Mediterranean diet.