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Bob Trezise portrait
David Trumpie / Lansing Economic Area Partnership

Shiawassee County has been added to the Metropolitan Statistical Area of Ingham, Eaton and Clinton counties by the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. The addition of 70,000 people sends the region past the half-million population mark.

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Possible changes to how American colleges handle allegations of sexual misconduct are being considered by the Trump administration, and advocates worry about the potential impact on assault victims. It’s being reported that the Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is concerned that accused parties are treated unfairly under current rules.

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Joe Dandron / WKAR/MSU

The East Lansing city council hopes to hear this week from two companies entering the scooter ride-sharing business.


George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

Thursday is the day we give into the big political news of the week, and this week revealed yet another development in the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal. A lawsuit was filed on Monday by former field MSU hockey player, Erika Davis. WKAR’s Emily Fox and Scott Pohl discuss the suit.


George Perles
George Perles, seen in a photo from 1985

A lawsuit coming to light today alleges that Larry Nassar raped a Michigan State University field hockey player in 1992, and that when she reported the assault, then-MSU Athletics Director George Perles was involved in covering it up.


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MSU Today

Michigan State University has named Marti Heil as the new vice president for University Advancement. The announcement was made today by MSU executive vice president Kathleen Wilbur.

Edward Minskoff
MSU Today

Michigan State University has announced the biggest single gift in the school’s history. 

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Interim Michigan State University President John Engler has named a new Chief of Staff. Michael Zeig replaces Jane Miller, who has moved on to a position in the athletics department.

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Martell Armstrong, executive director of the Lansing Housing Commission, has resigned.

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Michigan State University is creating a new organization combining the MSU Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, Human Medicine and Nursing. It will be known as MSU Health Care.


Grace French speaks to MSU Trustees photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

There were no disruptions by ReclaimMSU members at today’s MSU Board of Trustees meeting, but there was displeasure voiced over the makeup of the school’s presidential search committee.


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lucyannlance.com

The former leader of the Michigan State University Alumni Association, Scott Westerman, violated MSU’s misconduct policy prior to his departure earlier this year. That, according to a report from WLNS-TV.

Motown
WKAR file photo / WKAR

The Motown Museum in Detroit is recognizing Aretha Franklin’s importance to her home town this weekend.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR/MSU

The $730-million dollar Facility for Rare Isotope Beams, or FRIB, under construction at Michigan State University will be open to the public on Saturday.


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Nakia White Barr has been named acting secretary of the MSU Board of Trustees. According to a press release, Barr has worked in the MSU Office of General Counsel since 2014 and is also an adjunct professor teaching contract drafting in the MSU College of Law. Before that, she did real estate legal work in places like Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

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