MSU

Nassar in courtroom
Scott Pohl / WKAR-MSU

Larry Nassar’s attempt to have a new judge consider his appeal in Ingham County has been denied. Nassar is the former Michigan State University sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.    

WKAR

Current Sports host Al Martin talks with newly appointed Michigan State University athletic director Bill Beekman about his hire, which has been met with criticism by some. 

 Michigan capitol building at sunset
Amanda Pinckney / WKAR-MSU

Conditions in a proposed settlement in a lawsuit between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar have left some lawmakers frustrated.   


CATA Bus Photo
David Shane / Flickr Creative Commons

Students, staff and faculty at Michigan State University will get free on-campus bus service for a year starting in late August.

Zachary Swiecicki

Michigan State Board of Trutees; Bill Beekman; John Engler; IMPACT 89FM; Zachary Swiecicki; Pittsburgh Steelers; Le'Veon Bell

Bill Beekman
Al Martin / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University has formally approved Bill Beekman as its new athletic director. 

 


Al Martin / WKAR

Michigan State Univeritiy Interim President John Engler announced the appointment of Bill Beekman as MSU's athletic director on Monday morning. Beekman took over for Mark Hollis back in February, after Hollis stepped down in light of the Larry Nassar scandal. Beekman will now oversee MSU's 25 varsity sports teams and will relinquish his position as secretary fo the Board of Trustees. 

MSU sign
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

A judge will likely review thousands of documents in the investigation into Michigan State University. A special prosecutor appointed by the state Attorney General is looking into the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor, Larry Nassar. Nassar sexually assaulted his patients for years.    


Jamie Paisley

For the next 3 weeks, royalty arrives in East Lansing: Disney’s The Lion King ascends to the throne at the Wharton Center, where it's nice to get the first word in. For The Lion King, South African actress Mukelisiwe Goba gets to use her original language, Zulu, to announce that the Lion is on its way.


Jamie Paisley

The Wharton Center in East Lansing is making way for the King this week… “The Lion King,” that is, the final show of their 2017-18 season. Disney’s Broadway classic also helps the Wharton Center prepare for some summertime improvements, as WKAR’s Jamie Paisley learned.


Sparty with ice cream
Courtesy / MSU Dairy Store

The Michigan State University Dairy Store is hailed as one of the tastiest ice cream shops in the country.

Demand for the dessert only rises with the temperatures. 

 


MSU power plant
Reginald Hardwick / WKAR-MSU

On a week following heat indices above 100 degrees, Michigan State University said a problem with a boiler in its power plant means the temperatures inside many on-campus building might be warmer than normal. 


Michigan State University outdoor sign
File photo / WKAR-MSU

Michigan State University scientists are using sunlight and bacteria to produce biodegradable plastics.

Twitter/MSU Gymnastics

Tom Forster has been named the high-performance director for the women's national team at USA Gymnastics.

Scott Pohl / WKAR

Meeting to begin at 8am in the Hannah Administration Building. WKAR's Scott Pohl (@scottpohlwkar on Twitter) and Capitol Correspondant Cheyna Roth (@Cheyna_R) are on site, and will be providing updates. For real-time updates, follow Scott, Cheyna and WKAR News (@WKARnews) on Twitter.

Pages