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MSU President Stanley in WKAR Radio Studio
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Classes begin this week at Michigan State University, just a few weeks after the arrival of MSU’s new president. Dr. Samuel Stanley Jr. talks with WKAR's Scott Pohl about a variety of subjects, including his observation of the Larry Nassar scandal from his previous job at Stony Brook University, why he wanted to come to East Lansing, big time college athletics, and more.


Samuel Stanley, Dianne Byrum
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Today is the first day on the job for Michigan State University’s new president. Samuel Stanley Jr. was unanimously chosen to be MSU’s next president by Trustees on May 28. He comes to MSU from Stony Brook University in New York where he served as president since 2009.


Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D.
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Michigan State University's Board of Trustees unanimously voted to name Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D. the 21st president of MSU during a special meeting on Tuesday morning. His term begins August 1, 2019.


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Trustees at Michigan State University are holding a special meeting next week amid a search for a new president.


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Michigan State University wants to know how alumni think it's doing after a scandal involving imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar.

Satish Udpa in WKAR Studios photo
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In January, the Michigan State University Board of Trustees, fresh off the resignation of Interim President John Engler, appointed Executive Vice President for Administrative Services Satish Udpa to serve as acting President. He’s serving in that role while a committee searches for a permanent president.

This week, Udpa came to the WKAR studios for a lengthy interview with reporter Scott Pohl.


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Stories about the Larry Nassar scandal have been published in a magazine for Michigan State University alumni, months after campus officials spiked the content.

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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 the Larry Nassar scandal.

Michigan State University announced late Friday that Bob Young was fired from his duties as vice president and university counsel.


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In the wake of this week’s resignation of interim MSU President John Engler, there’s an editorial in today’s Detroit Free Press called “In Engler, panicked MSU Trustees got what they paid for.”

WKAR’s Scott Pohl talks with Brian Dickerson, Editorial Page Editor of the Free Press, about the editorial. He says the MSU-Engler saga is “more complicated than it’s been made out to be.”


Dianna Byrum
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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.


MSU Acting President Udpa: I Want To Look Forward

Jan 17, 2019
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"Not taking Engler’s resignation on his terms was the most exciting part of the meeting."

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

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

MSU Trustees Vote For Immediate Engler Exit

Jan 17, 2019
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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.

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