Education

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Survivors of sexual assault want Michigan State University interim president John Engler gone. 

More than 100 survivors of disgraced MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar called for Engler’s termination Tuesday.

The move stems from emails between Engler and an aide published by the Chronicle of Higher Education. In the emails, Engler said survivors are being manipulated by attorneys.

Hundreds of survivors are suing the school for failing to prevent Larry Nassar from abusing patients while he was on the faculty there.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Michigan State University Interim President John Engler is under fire for emails he exchanged with an aide about victims of Larry Nassar.

Nassar is the former MSU sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients for years.

Now, members of the university’s governing board want Engler to resign.

MARQUETTE, MI--   NASA is partnering with Northern Michigan University in a radiation-measuring project on Granite Island. 

Northern Trustee Scott Holman owns the island. He’s allowing NASA to proceed with its Clouds and the Earth’s Radiant Energy System—or CERES—experiment, provided students can be involved in research.

MARQUETTE, MI--   Demolition of a portion of NMU’s University Center has begun. 

President Fritz Erickson did the honors Tuesday morning and kicked off the initial phase of the demolition of the Explorers Wing.

Northern Michigan University

MARQUETTE, MI--   Northern Michigan University has been named one of the top five Best East Coast Colleges for Skiers by Powder Magazine.

Though mixing schools in the East with one in the Midwest might not make geographical sense, the editors

give a nod to Lake Superior and its snow-making ability. The article says Marquette Mountain’s proximity to campus means students can hit the slopes between classes or after hours.

It also mentions the Midwest’s only true powder skiing at Mount Bohemia in Keweenaw County—about 2.5 hours away.

LSSU offers one rate tuition worldwide

Jun 1, 2018

SAULT STE. MARIE, MI (MPRN)--   Lake Superior State University is trying a new tool in the battle for international students. Starting this fall, the university will implement a worldwide one-rate tuition.

International students were originally expected to pay more than $700 a credit hour. Now, all students will pay $485 a credit hour.

The new rate will save international students more than $5,000 a year.

Kellie Greener is director of marketing and communications at LSSU.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   State lawmakers want to put more money into school safety. A bipartisan group of Senators introduced legislation Tuesday, similar bills were introduced recently in the state House. The bills are backed by a coalition of law enforcement and education groups.

LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   Lawmakers in Lansing say a settlement between Michigan State University and survivors of Larry Nassar doesn’t mean their quest for justice is over. 

Nassar is the former university sports doctor who sexually assaulted his patients under the guise of treatment. More than 300 survivors are suing the school for not stopping him, and MSU faces a potential 500 million dollar settlement.

In the Legislature, lawmakers have crafted more than 30 bills in response to what Nassar did.

EAST LANSING, MI (MPRN)--   More than 300 victims of sexual assault are one step closer to a multi-million dollar settlement with Michigan State University. 

The lawsuit is over the school’s handling of former MSU sports doctor Larry Nassar. He’s the man who sexually assaulted his patients for decades.

The proposed settlement still has to go through some formalities – but members of the university’s Board of Trustees and survivors have voiced support.

ESCANABA, MI--   Escanaba school officials may put a sinking fund millage that failed this month on the November ballot. 

Superintendent Coby Fletcher says the $1.2 million measure would have been used to address three priority areas. Officials wanted to secure entrances to all buildings to make them safer. Fletcher says they also wanted to improve technology infrastructure with a goal of providing every student a device, and school facilities themselves—like roofs and boilers—need to be upgraded.

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